Holidaying in the Salt and Hanseatic Town of Lüneburg
Welcome to Lüneburg
Visit Lüneburg and enjoy the atmosphere and diversity of a historic town with a medieval town centre, which is nevertheless young at heart. Lüneburg is a cultural hub 365 days a year, practically round the clock: from sightseeing and green parks to music events, festivals and colourful markets. Our many attractions are all close by. Visit the Lüneburg museums and the Stintmarkt (Stint Market) with its harbour, the Alter Kran (Old Crane) and the historic Salzewer (salt cog). Relax at one of the many cafés and restaurants in the town centre, and enjoy the view of the river and the historical houses. Indulge in Lüneburg specialities, explore the town and region on foot or by bike, and take the opportunity to find that special gift in our little, family-owned shops. We have a variety of town tours and activities, both in Lüneburg and on the Lüneburg Heath just outside the town, on offer. All this makes our salt town ideal for a holiday or weekend break.
History, Culture & Sightseeing
White, precious and coveted worldwide, salt once brought Lüneburg great wealth. The magnificent gabled brick houses in the town centre still bear witness to this. Fortunately, the old salt town was largely spared the wars and catastrophes occurring elsewhere. Consequently, the medieval townscape has mostly been preserved.
Visit the Deutsches Salzmuseum (German Salt Museum) to see exactly how salt was produced. Learn more about Lüneburg’s history on one of the numerous town tours, or visit the town hall, the water tower, the old town of Lüneburg or the Stint.
Things to Do
Explore Lüneburg’s historic alleys on foot or in a carriage on a town tour. Discover the Ilmenau river and its surroundings by pedal boat or canoe. The best way to get about the region and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape is by bicycle. The amusement parks and zoos nearby are especially great for children.
Attractive day tours for groups show you and your loved ones the beauty of Lüneburg from various perspectives. Together, enjoy the unique town and adventure tours. Our town guides will take you on a journey through time, back to the medieval Hanseatic times.
Accomodation in Lüneburg
Are you looking for a stylish hotel in Lüneburg’s town centre? Would you like to benefit from the sport and wellness offers just outside Lüneburg, amid the magnificent heath and Elbe regions? Or would you perhaps prefer the personal service of a small guest house or the freedom of a holiday home or camping site?
Our accommodation search will help you find just the right place to stay, which you can then book through our online booking system. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have!
Eat and Drink
Lüneburg has the second-highest density of pubs in Europe, and boasts numerous beautiful cafés, restaurants and bars. A particularly popular spot is the old harbour at the Stintmarkt, where mild summer evenings are somewhat reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Stylish restaurants and wonderful cafés await you. Have a look at our restaurant guide. Savour the excellent food: try Lüneburg bonbons, salt chocolates, liqueurs and the delicious beers of the many local breweries. Our regional specialities also make excellent souvenirs for your loved ones back home.
Shopping in Lüneburg
In Lüneburg’s high streets you can shop for practically anything your heart desires. Small, fine, family-owned shops, bistros and cafés, delicatessens and boutiques are typical of Lüneburg. Opening hours in Germany may be a bit different from what you are used to: shops are closed on Sundays, so it would be better to take a town tour or a trip somewhere in the region on a Sunday, and plan your shopping trip for another day. The popular Shopping Sunday is held four times a year, on the dates listed here.
Lüneburg Marketing GmbH
Rathaus / Am Markt
Hotline: +49 4131 / 207 66-20
Fax: +49 4131 / 207 66-44
The "Wonderful Nine"
The "Wonderful Nine" is a cooperation of nine historic cities in Lower Saxony which offers various attractive arrangements for your stay.
Did you know?
Lüneburg owes its wealth to a pig. Its shoulder bone is preserved in Lüneburg’s town hall. Take a guided tour of the town hall and hear all about it!