The 10 Best Things to Do in Luneburg, Lower Saxony

Lüneburg (officially the Hanseatic City of Lüneburg, German: Hansestadt Lüneburg, pronounced [ˈhanzəʃtat ˈlyːnəbʊɐ̯k], Low German Lümborg, Latin Luneburgum or Lunaburgum, Old High German Luneburc, Old Saxon Hliuni, Polabian Glain), also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. It is located about 50 km (31 mi) southeast of another Hanseatic city, Hamburg, and belongs to that city's wider metropolitan region. The capital of the district which bears its name, it is home to roughly 77,000 people. Lüneburg's urban area, which includes the surrounding communities of Adendorf, Bardowick, Bleckede, Amelinghausen and Reppenstedt, has a population of around 103,000. Lüneburg has been allowed to use the title "Hansestadt" (Hanseatic Town) in its name since 2007, in recognition of its membership in the former Hanseatic League. Lüneburg is also home to Leuphana University.

1. Wasserturm Luneburg

Bei der Ratsmuhle 19, 21335, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Lookouts
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4.5 based on 302 reviews

Wasserturm Luneburg

Reviewed By 5Psi - Centreville, VirginiaCentreville, Virginia

Worth the climb

Great views of the city and a good climb to the top (you can take the elevator but why?). One important note about the displays: they are very interesting but are mostly all in German only (the cashier spoke no English either). There is precious little in

2. Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus

Am Ochsenmarkt 1, 21335, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Government Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 205 reviews

Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus

Reviewed By zazu2012 - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Stunning Rathaus - largest medieval town hall in northern Germany

Book an entrance time from the Tourist Office. Then go right around to the far side of the building. The entrance is not obvious. There are handouts to get by on if you don't speak German. Not hit in the war it is a real gem and still in use today where t

3. German Salt Museum

Suelfmeisterstr. 1 | Industrial Monument Saltworks, 21335, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 145 reviews

German Salt Museum

Reviewed By ESF70 - Dieburg, GermanyDieburg, Germany

interesting historic journey

this museum does´t just tell you about the great past of the historic city of Lüneburg, but let´s you be a part of that past by letting you expierence it first hand - great for kids!

4. Alter Kran

An der Illmenau, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 168 reviews

Alter Kran

Reviewed By MFC31 - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Christmas Markets

A friend of ours who’s from Luneberg showed us around the city before settling into the Christmas Markets under the Alter Kran. It’s a truly beautiful setting to knock back some gluhwine and some pork knuckle. The serenity of the water nearby, and the bea

5. Kloster Lune

Am Domanenhof, 21339, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Kloster Lune

Reviewed By Souvik M - Kolkata (Calcutta), IndiaKolkata (Calcutta), India

A hidden gem

You don't get many opportunities to see a monastery that is still in action. The nuns in Kloster Lune still work on their tapestries and perform monastic duties - just like they did for over five centuries. The Kloster can only be visited as part of a gui

6. Am Sande

| Stadtzentrum, 21335, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Am Sande

Reviewed By cw f - Brasschaat, BelgiumBrasschaat, Belgium

Medieval look

Many old houses with stepped and voluted gables border the square. Several restaurants, also in the adjacent streets. Tourists like to come here.The place is dominated by the clock tower of the nearby St. John's church.

7. St. John's Church

Bei der St. Johanniskirche 2, 21335, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals, Architectural Buildings More
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

St. John's Church

Reviewed By Martin R - Northampton, United KingdomNorthampton, United Kingdom

A key Lüneburg landmark worth stopping to admire.

The Church of St. Johannis or Johanniskirche, (John the Baptist) is the oldest Lutheran church in Lüneburg. This five-naived hall church was built in 1300 - 1370 and is considered an important example of northern German Brick Gothic architecture. When I v

8. Michaeliskirche (St. Michaelis) Lueneburg

Auf dem Michaeliskloster 2b, 21335, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Michaeliskirche (St. Michaelis) Lueneburg

Reviewed By sjpo - Darmstadt, GermanyDarmstadt, Germany

Massive and with 'tilting' columns

As salt mines made the riches of Lüneburg, its extraction also lead to the soil to subside in some parts of town. The effects of such can clearly be seen at Michaelskirche, once the church of a powerful Beneditan Abbey, in which some columns can be seen a

9. Kurpark

Soltauer Str. 11, 21335, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Nature & Parks
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Kurpark

Reviewed By Chileaficionada - Hamburg, GermanyHamburg, Germany

Balm for body and soul

Kurpark Lüneburg is a wonderful facility. Since 1907 the park is a place for relaxation and contemplation. It is designed in the tradition of English landscape parks.Because in Lüneburg there was extracted salt they built a brine concentrating house in th

10. St. Nicolai Kirche

Luener Str. 15, 21335, Luneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

St. Nicolai Kirche

Reviewed By sjpo - Darmstadt, GermanyDarmstadt, Germany

The church of sailors and children

One of the old, traditional churches of Lüneburg, St Nikolai is a massive gothic church, built in the style of many other Hanseatic churches, but with its own special touches, given that it was the church for sailors and merchants who at one time lived in

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