A perfect weekend in Lüneburg
Historical town hall, a stroll through the town, delicious food, the water tower and more. Would you like to do as much as possible in one weekend in Lüneburg? We have put together a typical itinerary for a weekend break in our salt and Hanseatic town, which will take you to the most popular sights and help you experience the real Lüneburg.
We wish you a pleasent stay and will gladly answer any questions.
SATURDAY - Basic overview and strolling though the city
09:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Schrangenplatz
Schröderstrasse and Schrangenplatz, part of Lüneburg’s thoroughfare, are lined with many small cafés where you can comfortably watch the town’s morning hustle and bustle while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Look to your right and left: narrow, winding alleys converge on the square. It is one of the Lüneburg residents’ favourite spots.
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - classical guided tour I price: 7,-€ per person
Leave Schrangenplatz and walk towards Lüneburg’s town hall (not more than five minutes). The town hall is one of the most popular sights in Lüneburg, which you can only visit on a guided tour. Such tours usually take place in the afternoon. The Lüneburg Tourist Information Office, where you can acquire a free map of Lüneburg, beautiful souvenirs and lots of information about the town, is located in the town hall. The town tours also start from here. We recommend the classic tour. Book a guided tour...
13:00 p.m. - Lunch at "Mälzer"
There were quite a few breweries in Lüneburg some time ago. Some are still around. A case in point is the Mälzer, a distinctive brewery restaurant on three floors, with copper vats, which serves brunch, German cuisine and house beer. You could even play board games here!
from 15:00 p.m. – Shopping, strolling and drinking coffee
Since shops are closed on Sunday, it would make sense to enjoy a stroll through pedestrianised alleys in the town centre on Saturday and browse through the pretty and useful things at the many charming shops. Hundreds of well-stocked specialist shops, department stores and smaller trendy shops sell anything you could desire. Most are housed in old gabled houses—a medieval backdrop to your shopping expedition. Stop by Lüneburg’s own chocolate maker to taste a PraLüne or two. Chocolate and salt? Does this taste at all good? Give it a try! Admire the shapes and colours of the handmade sweets of all shapes and colours at Lüneburg’s bonbon maker at the Alter Kran (Old Crane). You could also watch the sweets being produced once a day.
If you need a break in between, drop in at one of the many cafés. Here are our suggestions:
18:30 p.m. - Dinner at the Stint Market
The Stintmarkt (Stint Market), Alter Kran (Old Crane) and Alter Hafen (Old Harbour) are the heart of Lüneburg. The unique ambience is ideal for a lovely dinner at one of the restaurants close to the Stintmarkt, such as the Lüner Mühle.
from 20:00 p.m. - Let the evening fade away
Be it live music, wine, dancing, cinema or theatre, there is something for everyone. You can spend a lovely evening in the medieval town centre. Settle in one of the intimate bars lining the Stintmarkt. Savour a glass of wine or a cocktail at Sa Bacca on the market square. Watch a good film—possibly even in its original language—at the SCALA art house. Why not visit the town’s theatre? Enjoy the best live music at the Irish pubs in Lüneburg on Fridays and Saturdays, or dance the night away at Lüneburg’s discos and clubs.
SUNDAY - Pure culture!
09:30 a.m. - Breakfast at your hotel
If you are an early riser, have an early breakfast and go for a leisurely walk in the beautiful spa park, breathing in the fresh air. You will pass by the old graduation tower on the way to the Deutsches Salzmuseum (German Salt Museum), which is only about 700 m away.
10:30 a.m. - German Salt Museum I entrance fee: 7,-€ per person
Lüneburg and salt share a very long common history: this ‘white gold’ helped Lüneburg gain considerable wealth and power. The Deutsches Salzmuseum (German Salt Museum) depicts the history of salt in a vivid and exciting manner.
12:30 p.m. - Lunch at city center
If you would rather not visit the Mälzer again, you could try eating at the Krone right next door. This too is one of Lüneburg’s brewery restaurants, serving good home cooking in a historical atmosphere.
14:00 -15:00 p.m. - Guided tour through Lüneburg's town hall
The Lüneburg town hall complex, consisting of a group of separate buildings most of which can be visited today, dates back 800 years. The town hall is one of the most popular sights in Lüneburg, which you can only visit on a guided tour.
15:15 p.m. - Water Tower
The water tower in Lüneburg’s town centre is an impressive testament to early industrial architecture. It houses an exhibition all about water as well as a series of temporary exhibitions. For incurable romantics, there is nothing better than watching the unique sunset from atop the water tower!
16:00 p.m. - Museum Lüneburg
Museum Lüneburg has a delicious bistro, should you need a short break. You have all the time until 6 p.m. to admire the museum’s treasures, which comprise an interesting collection from regional cultural history, archaeology and nature.
18:30 p.m. - Dinner
You may have dinner again in one of the restaurants at the stint market. If you would like to try something new, choose one of our suggested restaurants below: