I am the BBG

Because a building cooperative is much more than a landlord.
Together we are a strong community, where people mean more than profit.

About us
A building cooperative is a means of helping yourself to make a good, reasonably priced home.

These cooperatives build, finance and manage homes for their members. The key feature of a building cooperative is its democratic structure, which is based on self-reliance and taking responsibility. What does that mean in practice? No profits are skimmed off: all surpluses go back into building homes. The stated aim of any building cooperative is to provide good homes for its members on an ongoing basis.
Building cooperatives began with the industrial revolution and the associated housing shortages. The first building cooperatives in Germany emerged around 1860 and now occupy an important place in the countries residential construction sector. A law allowing liability to be limited was introduced in 1889, and this greatly reduced the risk to members.

Braunschweiger Baugenossenschaft (BBG) was established in 1887, which makes it one of the German oldest building cooperatives. Since then, BBG has built some 8,500 homes; its 21,300 members make it one of the regions largest. BBG has close ties to the City of Braunschweig and deep roots in its districts. It is especially keen to promote lively, neighbourly interactions between members through special events, member excursions, bonus offers and exclusive campaigns for tenants and members. Our cooperative philosophy lives on because BBG is much more than a landlord. Together we are a strong community, where people mean more than profit.

Joining as a member

When you join, you will need to sign and submit the relevant application form, which you can find in our download centre, along with your personal tax identification number (Steuer-ID) and identification – either a passport, identity card (Personalausweis), or for minors, birth certificate.

Paying 550 Euro will give you a share in our cooperative, which will be yours until your membership ends. A one-off fee of 10 Euro is payable when you join us. You will not need to pay any additional management fees for your share.

Once you are accepted into our cooperative, you will be eligible for all BBG member benefits and services. If you enter into a user agreement in relation to a home, you will receive an additional share.

You may also benefit from some financial support provided for by law: payments made to shareholders this year are eligible for a premium, provided that the shareholder meets the relevant conditions (set out in the Law on Premiums for Residential Building (Wohnungsbauprämiengesetz).
Contact and opening hours
Braunschweiger Baugenossenschaft eG
Celler Str. 66-69, 38114 Braunschweig
Telephone: 0531 2413 0
Fax: 0531 2413 250

Opening hours:
Monday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00
Tuesday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-18:15
Friday: 09:00-12:00
or by arrangement
Important note

Please note that we only speak German and English. If you would like to communicate with us in a different language, please email us to request this. Thank you.


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