Lüneburg’s museums will make you want to immerse yourself in history and look at it from different perspectives. A walk through the town hall is like a journey through 700 years of Lüneburg’s history. The Brauereimuseum (Brewery Museum) vividly depicts Lüneburg’s importance as a former brewery town, while the Deutsches Salzmuseum (German Salt Museum) relates the old Hanseatic town’s briny past. Kloster Lüne (Lüne Abbey) is an impressive testament to medieval monastic life, while Museum Lüneburg encourages you to explore the history, culture and natural environment of the Hanseatic town. The water tower is all about the element of water and how drinking water was supplied in the past. However, the view from the top of the tower is the main attraction.
The new Museum Lüneburg has an interesting collection on display: from regional cultural history to archaeology and nature, it’s all about salt and the Hanseatic town of Lüneburg.
Address: Willy-Brandt-Straße 1, 21335 Lüneburg I phone:+49 4131/ 720 65 12 I www.museumlueneburg.de
Deutsches Salzmuseum (German Salt Museum)
The "Deutsches Salzmuseum" (German Salt Museum) illustrates Lüneburg’s briny past as well as the past and present significance of this vital substance worldwide. It opens daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Sülfmeisterstraße 1, 21335 Lüneburg I phone:+49 4131 / 720 65 13 I www.salzmuseum.de
Kloster Lüne (Lüne Abbey)
Just a few minutes’ walk away from Lüneburg’s town centre, in the heart of a green area populated with old trees and orchards, lies the Benedictine Kloster Lüne (Lüne Abbey), which was founded in 1172.
Address: Am Domänenhof, 21337 Lüneburg I phone: +49 4131 / 523 18 I www.kloster-luene.de
The Ostpreußische Landesmuseum (East Prussian State Museum) documents the unique landscape, culture and history of the former eastern German region over a period of more than 700 years.
Address: Heiligengeiststraße 38, 21335 Lüneburg, phone:+49 4131 / 759 95 0, www.ostpreussisches-landesmuseum.de
The water tower in Lüneburg’s town centre is the most impressive testament to early industrial architecture. It was built on the remains of the medieval ramparts between 1906 and 1907.
Address: Bei der Ratsmühle 19, 21335 Lüneburg I phone:+49 4131 / 789 59 19 I www.wasserturm.net
Brauereimuseum Lüneburg (Brewery Museum)
Lüneburg, the town of ‘salt and malt’, is home to what is probably the most important Brauereimuseum (Brewery Museum) in northern Germany. And this for good reason: in Lüneburg’s Hanseatic period, an impressive 80 breweries brewed the Germans’ most popular beverage.
Address: Heiligengeiststraße 39,21335 Lüneburg I phone:+49 4131 / 448 04 I www.brauereimuseum-lueneburg.de