Lüneburg Travel Guide

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    Town Hall and market
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Lüneburg Highlights

  • Pro
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     Beautiful heathland, many rivers, amazing architecture. 

  • Con
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     " Ich bin nicht nett, aber geil" 

  • In a nutshell
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     The perfect city to study and live in! 

Lüneburg Things to Do

  • Am Sande

    The rich merchants of Luneburg built their houses around Am Sande giving its appearance today of gabled buildings.

  • Chamber of Commerce

    At the opposite end of Am Sande to Saint Johannis is the Chamber of Commerce building. Built in 1548 as a brewery .

  • The Water Tower

    The water tower is 56 meters high and from the top is a panoramic view over the roof tops of Luneburg. Admission is 3euro 90 and you take the lift to the top. You can take the lift to desend, but i came down the stairs which have been constructed through the old water tank quite an experience through several floors. The renovation of the Water...

  • St Johannis Church

    One of the oldest churches in Lower Saxony has five naves of equal height. The young Johann Sebastian Bach learned to play the organ here from his uncle.

  • Old Crane

    The present crane dates from 1797 was destroyed by fire in 1959 and restored. The crane is on the banks of the Ilmenau.

  • Town Hall

    The Luneburg Town Hall was built in 1230 and during the next 600 years enlarged to its size today. The front of the building is in the Baroque style. The market place is in front of the town hall. The local tourist office is to the left side of the town hall.

  • Lovely Bispingen, 44 mns from Lueneburg

    Bispingen is a municipality in the district of Soltau-Fallingbostel in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the River Luhe and is approximately 15 km northeast of Soltau, and 50 km south of Hamburg. The town has about 7000 citizens, and is popular with tourists as a local recreation area and nature reserve. wikipedia

  • Guided tours through Lueneburg

    Guided tours begin at the Tourist Information Centre in the town hall. Visitors will learn about the 800-year-old town hall before discovering important buildings, and will then view one of the inner city churches. A tour to the "Am Stint" waterfront area, featuring the Old Crane, is also provided. Please check out link below.

  • Visit Soltau & Heide Park its Roller...

    Heide Park in Soltau in Lower Saxony is the largest theme park in Germany, but that's not the only record it holds. Its freefall tower “Scream” is the tallest of his kind (103 meters, 427 feet). “Desert Race” is the first launched coaster to be set up in Germany. The focus is, like in most leisure parks, family entertainment and so there's a lot of...

  • Visit Munster & The German Tank Museum...

    The German Tank Museum Munster is a joint establishment of the town of Munster and the Federal Armed Forces of Germany. The Museum shows the development of the German armoured combat forces and of the armoured reconnaissance forces including the historical background covering the period from 1917 until today.Deutsches Panzermuseum...

  • Visit Munster & The German Tank Museum I

    Munster, town of the most important garrison of the German Federal Armed Forces, has many faces. The old town, once an idyllic heathland village, spacious parks and recreation areas, a newly remodelled modern city centre and nearby villages nestled in a various landscape of forests, heath and meadows that have formed part of the town since 1971....

  • Visit Munster & attend church

    Attending church atEv. - luth. Militärkirchengemeinde St. Stephanus Zum Schuetzenwald 27 Munster, 29633

  • Lovely Munster, 40 mns drive from...

    The first historical reference to Munster dates back to 1303. With only one church, a few farms and craftsmen and workshops, there were less than 500 inhabitants living in this heathland-village in 1890. This changed after the establishment of a military training camp, which has helped Munster to develop into a thriving modern community,...

  • Altes Kaufhaus (Old Store)

    Altes Kaufhaus is located on the north-east corner of the harber on river Ilmenau next the Old Crane and the Lueneburger Muehle mill. There the salted herringswere stored. The building was a victum of an arson(1960) and only its Baroque facade, built in 1748, remained untouched.

  • Financial Department Building

    another building - an example of the red bricks architecture with stepped gables from the time of the Hanseatic League (dated to the 15th century)

  • Luene Mill (Luene Muehle)

    a former water mill, a half-timbered building erected in the end of the 16th century on the bank of the river Ilmenau;nowadays it is a Hungarian restaurant

  • Water Tower (Wasserturm)

    Unfortunately I did not know that it was possible to go on the top of the tower to have a bird-eye-view of Lueneburg.. so, I am really sorry that I missed it... and this is on my to-do-list for the next time I go to Lueneburg (which is not planned for this century...)I see that there are other interesting events there - "Full Moon Night",...

  • The Old Crane (Der alte Kran)

    one of the today Lueneburg's landmark the old crane, was mentioned in writting for the first time in 1346. Its present form is from 1797. The most famous load it brought was a locomotive from England from the Braunschweig-Vienenburg railway.


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Lüneburg Restaurants

  • Wonderful food in lovely Bispingen

    Fantastic yet modest & cosy steakhouse in the very lovely & small town of Bispingen (an about 44 mns drive from Lueneburg). Waitress/or owner was amazingly friendly, attentive, awesomely kind towards children. Had a great meal called "lady steak" with great & crispy frites. On their wonderful menu they do offer certain "kids' meals" with certain,...

  • Private Brewery

    I really liked the atmosphere in the cellar here. First thing you have to do is to climb down the narrow stairs into the vault. Down there you sit on large benches and on long wooden tables... a bit like in the middle age. Upstairs it's more like a big pub. We had an Italian buffet here.....the best of it was probably the "no calories included"...

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Lüneburg Nightlife

  • Live Music and Guinness

    I don't really like Guinness, but they have several other Irish beers there and good whisky. I like the Irish music live every Friday evening... No dress code...

  • Ne Runde drehen!

    Eine Runde im Riesenrad auf dem Stadtfest! Mit guten freunden macht es doppelt Spaß. Es war eins dieser alten Riesnräder, wo man die Gondeln karrusselmäßig noch selbst andrehen kann. Zitat Cord: " Hoffenltich drehen wir die Schraube, die das Ding hält nicht in die falsche Richtung!" Beruhigend! Come as you are!

  • Powerful nights

    The Garage opened January 1987 in a former shop floor. Sometimes they have live music.Bands who played there:Boy George, Phillip Boa, Pur, Fury in the Slaughterhouse, Everything but the Girl, Selig, Bap and more.As a student I was there every weekend. It's no techno-temple, they play heavy, grunge, rock and british music.


Lüneburg Transportation

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    by Childish Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I went to Lueneburg with train from Braunschweig. We travelled with Niedersachsenticket so we did not used IC and changed the trains on Uelzen (i.e. with Deutsche Bahn till Uelzen and from there with Metronom till Lueneburg). If you travel there in the same way do not miss the opportunity to look at train station in Uelczen desinged by Hundertwasser.

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Lüneburg Shopping

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    by lonestar_philomath Written Jan 30, 2007

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    Need drugs? Look for the word Apotheke when you are in town. This one still has the original entry pillars welcoming you.

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Lüneburg What to Pack

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    Ottos selfmade Socken

    by Bigs Written Jun 21, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Empfehlenswert ist das tragen von Socken! Direkt auf die Haut aufgetragene halten im Zweifelsfall länger!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Badeanzug, Sonnenmilch LSF 30!!!

    Miscellaneous: Alkohol!

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Lüneburg Off The Beaten Path

  • Brewery Museum

    The salt and Hanse town Lueneburg, 1000 years old, offers for those interested in culture and history a variety of events and sights such as the town hall, the Luene monastery, the romantic waterfront, the German Salt Museum and the more than 500 year-old Kronen-Brauhaus zu Lueneburg with brewery museum. In the brewery museum with an exhibition of...

  • Heinrich Boell House

    Boell was born in Cologne. His father was a cabinetmaker and sculptor, whose ancestors had fled from England to escape the persecution of Roman Catholics. Boell started to write poetry and short stories in his youth. He was one of the few boys in his school who did not join the Hitler Youth movement. After graduating from high school in 1937, he...

  • Nikolaikirche

    This is St. Nikolai or Nikolaikirche, a protestant church. It was one of the three smallest Gothic architecture churches built in Lüneburg. Construction on this Gothic church began in 1407 and completed in 1440.


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