IN THE HEART OF LÜNEBURG
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Lüneburg: Founded over 1,00 years ago half way between Hamburg and Hannover, this old salt-trading city is one of the most fascinating places in North Germany. WYNDBERG Hotel – Restaurant – Distillery is located in Lüneburg’s beautiful city centre. From the terrace our guests look out over the roofs of the town.
The Medieval cityscape, which survived the Second World War practically unscathed, is the charming backdrop to the bustle and vitality of a city full of young people. The city centre holds many historic sights but also a vibrant mix of well-stocked specialist shops and a wide range of bars, cafés and restaurants to round off the perfect city tour.
Enjoy one or more of the great tours through “Salt City”, or to give it its proper title, the Hanseatic City of Lüneburg. Our fully-qualified tour guides will transport you back into bygone times. Discover the loveliest corners of the Medieval town and learn more about the glory days of the Hanseatic League - or, for TV soap opera fans, take a trip to the places that feature in “Rote Rosen”.
What would our Lüneburg be without its legendary festivals and events? Exactly, only half as wonderful. Every year brings a colourful array of fascinating shows, musical events, exciting competitions and street festivals. Click here for a calendar of major events.
There is so much to see in our little “Salt City” as we like to call the Hanseatic City of Lüneburg. Start with a walk around the beautiful old town centre or the Stintmarkt, where river boats used to land their fish. So many buildings, such as the Old Town Hall, the water tower or the city’s three main churches are all definitely worth a visit and each has an interesting story to tell. If you would like to find out more about Lüneburg and its history, you are
CULTURE IN LÜNEBURG
The variety of museums reflects the diversity of the city itself. Eight museums on a wide range of topics welcome the inquisitive visitor. The German Salt Museum traces the history of the “white gold” that made Lüneburg such a rich city; or stop by the water tower to learn fascinating facts about water. Moreover, from the tower you have a stunning view across the city. The Museum of Lüneburg houses an interesting collection of artefacts relating to the cultural history of the region, archaeological finds and natural history exhibits. The focus is, naturally, on our Hanseatic City of Lüneburg.
Immerse yourself in Nature
The central parts of Lüneburg Heath are still covered by vast expanses of heather. Up until the beginning of the 19th century this is what large swathes of North Germany looked like, but outside the Lüneburg Heath most of this landscape has disappeared. Starting in the Neolithic Age, the heath developed in response to over-grazing on the poor sandy soils of the “Geest” left behind after extensive forests had been logged. The last remnants of this historic cultural landscape are preserved by allowing a breed of moorland sheep, the “Heidschnucke” to graze the land. Lüneburg Heath is one of Germany’s important tourist attractions. Parts are designated as a country park.
CULTURE IN LÜNEBURG
A month before Christmas the air in Lüneburg starts to smell different - the tempting scent of caramelized almonds and hot mulled wine wafts through the streets, heralding the start of Christmas Market season. For days workers have already been busy setting up stalls, rides for the children and putting up decorations. And the effort was certainly worth it - Lüneburg has been transformed into a sparkling, glittering Christmas wonderland. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than a visit to our markets with their twinkling lights, fragrant treats and Christmas programme of events.