Living in Lüneburg

Life and living in Lüneburg is characterised by a historical ambience and thriving student life. Lüneburg is a small university town in northern Germany, geographically located in the federal state of Lower Saxony but only a short distance from the major city of Hamburg. Significant urban history and innovative research and teaching merge seamlessly in Lüneburg. Students move between idyllic nature with the Lüneburg Heath and the Ilmenau right on the doorstep and metropolitan flair due to the proximity to the metropolis of Hamburg. The university town of Lüneburg and studying in Northern Germany has a lot to offer - find out for yourself!

Overview Lüneburg region ©Leuphana
Studying in Northern Germany means being close to Hamburg and being able to reach the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and Berlin in just a few hours.

Life in Lüneburg

In the following video you can get your own impression of the city of Lüneburg and life here. We have also provided further information on housing, living costs, leisure activities and language courses separately.

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City tour of Lüneburg.

FAQs about the city of Lüneburg

Is Germany a safe location?

Germany is ranked 16th most peaceful country in the world within the Global Peace Index 2022 by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). However, the terrorist attacks in Berlin, Brussels and Paris in 2016 showed that European countries can also be affected by attacks. In response, however, security measures were further tightened, especially at railway stations, airports, attractions and major events. Crimes that do occur in Germany are usually thefts. Therefore, you should take good care of your valuables in crowded places. So even though Germany is a safe place to study, you should keep in mind basic safety measures such as carrying valuables in several spots or emergency contacts secured with you.