Just half an hour’s drive from Hamburg, easily accessible by train or car via the A 250, you will find Lüneburg, a Hanseatic City dating back from mediaeval times. It was Lüneburg that gave its name to the heath nearby. In the Middle Ages it was one of the richest towns in the north of Germany: its salt mines made it a busy centre of trade, wealth and power. Today day-trippers are fascinated by the magnificent patrician houses with their brick gables or the mediaeval town hall on the market square. This university town offers visitors a lively cultural scene and the greatest number of bars and cafes per mile in Europe.
You can still see the salt water bubbling up at “SaLü”, Lüneburg’s thermal baths. Behind the old awe-inspiring city walls you will find a young and lively atmosphere. Relaxed shopping in the low-traffic city centre and going out to restaurants and rustic pubs is a genuine pleasure here.