Salt town, hanseatic town, university town, lovely town!
Lueneburg is more than just Heath and „Red Roses“!
The Lueneburg Heath is located approximately 40 km south-west of Lueneburg, got its name by the town, is great for hiking and well worth a visit.
The daily soap „Red Roses“ makes Lueneburg famous beyond the borders of Germany since 2006, is actually filmed here and attracts a lot of fans.
Lueneburg, first mentioned in 956, sits on a salt stock and developed to one of the richest hanseatic towns in the middle ages through extraction and trade with the „white gold“.
Nearly unharmed in World War II, you can still admire the former wealth of the town in many corners. Magnificent bourgeois houses with its characteristic gables, three grand brick churches and the town hall with ist baroque facade are only some examples. You can discover them on a guided tour by foot or horse carriage or even on your own.
Ideally located by the river Ilmenau many restaurants at the Stintmarkt invite you to take a break from shopping in the pedestrian zone or your exploration of the city.
In good weather you can rent a paddleboat on the Ilmenau, play Minigolf in the Kurpark or take a bike ride in the vicinity.
In bad weather you have time to explore the local museums or relax in the thermal spa with sauna, wave pool and heated outdoor pool.
With an estimated 76.000 inhabitants and approximately 9.000 students, Lueneburg is a vibrant little city that has something to offer for young and old alike.
My advice: come and see for yourself!