The Historic Old Salt Road is - starting in Lüneburg and ending in Lübeck - a beautiful route, along the Elbe-Lübeck Canal.
It came at times of salt mining in Lüneburg, that the Hanseatic city Lüneburg reached great wealth. This through the "white gold", which could get transported to Lübeck via the Baltic Sea to other cities.
Both in Lüneburg and in Lübeck pay visits to the local history museum.Many of the most beautiful trails for walking and walking lead to the cycle path along the Elbe-Lübeck-Canal.It will still take ages for me to at least approach them. And that's just as well!But beware! High game in the forests, fields and embankments.
December 9, 2018
The 116 km long Old Salt Road connects the old Hanseatic cities of Lüneburg and Lübeck. Here is a section of this historic route.
Where in the Middle Ages precious salt was transported on sandy paths to Lübeck, today cyclists and hikers discover the beauties of the Duchy of Lauenburg in all its diversity on the historic trade route.
As a spice and a preservative, salt was one of the most important commodities for centuries, and cities such as Lüneburg and Lübeck owe their power and wealth to it.
April 8, 2019
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