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The Hanseatic city of Lüneburg is located 50 km southeast of Hamburg in the north of the Lüneburg Heath. The Ilmenau flows through Lüneburg and later flows into the Elbe.The history of Lüneburg is rich in highlights. The first traces of human settlement can already be seen from the time of the Neanderthals. Lüneburg was first mentioned in a document in 956 in a document from King Otto I to the Lüne Monastery.
The city of Lüneburg was not destroyed in World War II and thus has one of the most beautiful old towns in Germany. The typical brick gables, the many sights and anecdotes make it so attractive for holidaymakers. The history of the city can be seen particularly well in the Museum for the Principality of Lüneburg.
The wealth of the Hanseatic city of Lüneburg is based on salt. A large part of the city is undermined by a salt dome, with which the monopoly position as a salt supplier to the Hanseatic League was established. Lüneburg was an early and very rich member of the Hanseatic League. The wealth is particularly evident in the city's buildings.lueneburger-heide.de/stadt/sehenswuerdigkeit/951/lueneburg-lueneburg.html
September 10, 2020
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