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The Old Salt Road led from Lüneburg to Lübeck and reached Artlenburg to Artlenburg, where she crossed the Elbe via a ford and a ferry. The Elbe crossing of the Old Salt Road from Artlenburg to Schnakenbek was secured in the 11th and 12th centuries by the Ertheneburg, which was set on fire by Emperor Frederick Barbarossa in 1180 by Henry the Lion. For a long time there was only one customs station at the transition, today there is no Elbe crossing here. The Old Salt Road ended in Lübeck, which was founded in 1143 as the first lying on the Baltic Sea German city virtually the gateway for German merchants for the East trade. Decisive for this was the Artlenburg privilege of 1161, in which the Lübeck merchants should be legally equated to the previously dominant in the Baltic trade Gotland merchants from Visby.
Source and more info: artlenburg.de/b/geschichte/geschichte01.php
August 27, 2017
Artlenburg is in the truest sense of the word "historical ground"
Already in the first century AD, there was a ford at the level of today's Artlenburg to the other bank of the Elbe, which was used by the Romans and subsequent tribes of tribes as safe river crossing at low tide. Tomb and coin finds from different epochs clearly show that there was already very early a populated spot, which had developed around this natural transition over the then main branch of the Elbe.artlenburg.de/b/geschichte/geschichte01.php
September 6, 2019
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