Living in Lüneburg

Lüneburg has a history going back more than 1050 years and is one of the most fascinating cities in Northern Germany. In the Middle Ages, it became a member of the Hanseatic league and one of the most important trading centers for salt - at the time called the “white gold” that brought wealth and prestige to the city. Numerous buildings remain from that era, including Lüneburg' landmark, the old crane at the former harbour.

Lüneburg remained nearly undestroyed during World War II so that it has a superbly preserved medieval townscape and many places and buildings bear witness to its long history: the three churches St. Johannes, St. Michaelis and St. Nicolai from the 13th and 14th century; the baroque style market place, which is still the thriving heart of the town, and the medieval Lüne Cloister. The historic brick Gothic architecture sets an attractive counterpoint to the vibrating city life.

Despite its historic roots, the present-day Lüneburg is a modern town with a lively and manifold culture and music scene, attractive shops, and numerous restaurants and pubs. And above all it is a university town and home to 9.000 students who play a major role in public life.

Learn more about the town and the region on the Lüneburg portal