The 1050-year-old city between Hamburg and Hanover is one of the most fascinating cities in Northern Germany. Its historic architecture in the style of brick Gothic is in charming contrast to the lively, young city life.During the Second World War Lüneburg remained unbroken, so that the city has a closed, medieval cityscape - one of the reasons that led to Lüneburg in October 2007, the title of the Hanseatic city again. Everywhere in the city center, the visitor encounters the history of the city, whose main asset was the salt. Salt was boiled in the saline for more than 1,000 years, and by trading in the then precious "white gold", the town gained wealth and prestige in the Middle Ages. Today, the German Salt Museum tells vividly and in changing exhibitions of its history.At the same time, Lüneburg is a university town - thousands of students live and study here and provide a colorful, young cityscape. Shopping in the traffic-calmed city center is a pleasure - many well-stocked specialty shops under historic gables provide plenty of choice, and the car can be during a shopping spree in one of the parking garages close to the center. On warm days Lüneburg develops an almost Mediterranean flair. With around 400 restaurants, the city of salt and hanseatic has the second-highest number of pubs in Europe: everything from the rustic pub to the chic bar to the star restaurant. Everywhere Lüneburg lives up to its reputation as a gastronomy hotspot: whether on the boulevard Schröderstraße or on the terraces directly on the water at the Stintmarkt. This pub district is located on the Alte Kran and the centuries-old houses towering over the Ilmenau in the historic harbor quarter, where salt was once loaded, and turns into a cozy beer garden on warm summer evenings.lueneburg.info/de/lueneburg-erleben
December 5, 2019
Lüneburg has wonderful old quarter: The old craftsmen quarter at the foot of St. Michaelis, Am Sande with St. Johannis and the water tower, the water district with St. Nicolai and the Stint, the market square with the town hall and Lunabrunnen, the old Rathsapotheke (still pharmacy ) in the Bäckerstrasse, and there is much more.
December 21, 2016
Lüneburg has a great old town. The visit is worthwhile and should not be so limited in time. A view from the water tower is recommended. Cost contribution 4.50 €. There is a lift available.
Otherwise, the old town offers everything you need to stroll, shop and enjoy.
April 10, 2018
On the old town is the access road from the Grapengießer to Johann-Sebastian-Bach Platz. Lined with jewels of old architecture. I would like to draw particular attention to the recently lovingly renovated house of a goldsmith, where coffee roasting is on it. Coffee is no longer roasted there. New is the Utlucht after the renovation.
Next to it, as a corner house, the guest house, on the old town 43. This was originally one of our breweries. On the street Brick from the Renaissance period and to the rear the richly decorated half-timbered facade. In the guesthouse you can quarters, here the link: altstadt-gaestehaus.de
On the old town 49, the old pottery. Here extensive excavations were made, which can be seen in the Museum Lüneburg.
December 20, 2016
The Hanseatic city of Lüneburg (Low German Lümborg, English [outdated] Lunenburg, Latin Luneburgum or Lunaburgum, Old Saxon Hliuni, Polish Glain) is a large central city in the northeast of Lower Saxony and one of nine major centers of the state. The city on the Ilmenau lies about 50 kilometers southeast of Hamburg on the edge of the Lüneburg Heath and belongs to the Hamburg metropolitan region. Lüneburg is only about 15 kilometers south of the state borders to Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.Lüneburg lies on the lower reaches of the Ilmenau, about 30 km before its confluence with the Elbe. To the south extends the Lüneburg Heath, an area of about 7400 km², which was created by the impact of large amounts of wood, forest fires and grazing. The frequently cited statement that heathland was created by logging for the operation of the Saline Lüneburg, is historically not secured. More likely is the beginning of human influence in the Bronze Age. The Lüneburg old town is also located above a salt dome, which established the wealth of the city and its cap made of gypsum, the Kalkberg, at the same time an excellent site for the refuge, which gave Lüneburg its name.Source: Wikipedia
September 13, 2017
The history of Lüneburg is rich in highlights. The first traces of human settlement date back to the Neanderthals. Lüneburg was first mentioned in a document in 956 by King Otto I of the Lüne Abbey. The city of Lüneburg was not destroyed in the Second World War and thus has one of the most beautiful old towns in Germany. The typical gables of the brick Gothic, the many sights and anecdotes make them so attractive for vacationers. The city's history can be seen particularly well in the Museum for the Principality of Lüneburg.Source and further information:lueneburger-heide.de/lueneburg
January 16, 2020
This part of the old quarter of Lüneburg, is now called Western Old Town. It is the former artisan quarter. Craftsmen no longer practice their trade here except artists or goldsmiths. It has become a residential area and the only restaurant left is the old town.
This part of Lüneburg has been preserved by the Arbeitskreis Lüneburg Altstadt (ALA). The history and activities of this club can be read here:
The Altstadt Handwerkermarkt no longer takes place here regularly, but every year the medieval Christmas market at the 2nd Advent on the Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz. Then it is very crowded here.
September 13, 2017
In the western old town the houses of the craftsmen and the middle class of bygone centuries are lined up. Here you can see the mostly lovingly restored buildings with their lattice windows, the inviting front doors, the crane houses on the storehouses and the luminaires protruding into the sidewalk. The down-to-earth oriel porches are called Utluchten, which were placed in front of the houses in the 17th century to bring light into the floorboards. The half-timbered facade of Untere Ohlinger No. 7 was adorned with colorfully painted studs and the typical Renaissance rosettes. Potters, brewers and goldsmiths once lived here. The house was restored by the so-called “Savior of the Old Town”, a multiple award-winning co-founder of the Lüneburg Old Town working group. All the trouble that had to be endured to renovate this part of the city is carved on the lower house beam: "Lord protect me and those who live here, from planners and cultural banauss." The romantic alleys and the well-tended houses are easy to walk around explore. Roses decorate the facades. Hollyhocks have settled in the spaces between the pavement and are lovingly tied and supported by the residents. It is hardly surprising that Lüneburg is a popular film motif. In the evening, when the lights go on in the houses, you can take a look at the historic ceiling paintings inside.lueneburg.info/westliche-altstadt
January 19, 2021
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