Popular Accommodations in Lüneburg
Highlights in Lüneburg
- Historical Old Town
- Hiking and Cycling
- German Salt Museum
- Snuggly roast with heather
- Lüneburg Sülfime Masterdays
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Vacation rentals in Lüneburg
Lüneburg still has a largely well-preserved historical city centre. A centrally located holiday apartment is ideal for cultural walks through the old town. From a city apartment you also have it not far to the busy pedestrian zone. There are also holiday accommodations around the old harbour and in the outlying districts, such as Kreideberg, from where you can reach the lake of the same name in just a few steps.Different vacation rentals for every taste
Use the large selection of holiday accommodations to experience relaxing holidays in Lüneburg. A holiday apartment or an apartment in an old town house is ideal for those interested in culture. A vacation rental with garden can be found in a cozy home or an exclusively furnished villa. Luxurious accommodation is also available in the form of a suite, for example in a former warehouse or in an old town loft.Plenty of room for children and cones
If you are planning a family holiday in Lüneburg, a house with terrace or garden is highly recommended, where your children can romp freely outside. It is not permitted to take a pet with you everywhere, so as a dog owner you should pay attention to this search criterion when searching for a holiday home. For those arriving by car, there are in most cases sufficient parking spaces available in front of the door.
Vacation in Lüneburg
Location and orientation
The city of Lüneburg is located in the northeast of the federal state of Lower Saxony. The urban area lies on the Ilmenau as well as on the edge of the Lüneburger Heide. The metropolis of Hamburg is easy to reach after a 50 kilometre drive. The state borders to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein are also only 15 kilometres away from the Hanseatic city with a population of 76,000.The city on the salt
The first traces of settlement in Lüneburg date back to the Bronze Age. It is also interesting to know that the old town of Lüneburg lies on a salt dome, which promoted the wealth of the region. Since this salt dome has a cap made of gypsum, the people were able to use the area unhindered for building work, which began with the refuge castle. The salt dome with gypsum cap is called Kalkberg today.The city on the edge of a dreamlike natural paradise
Lüneburg has the flair of a big city, but also has a lot of nature and water to offer. The northern edge of the Lüneburg Heath begins at the gates of Lüneburg, a 7,400 square kilometre grazed landscape area that radiates peace and tranquillity. In addition, there are several theme parks in the immediate vicinity, such as the Lüneburger Heide Wildlife Park and the Soltau Heath Park, which offer families with children an exciting change from a holiday in the city.
Travelers and Activities
The Ilmenautal and the Lüneburger Heide are ideal for varied hiking tours. Start your Ilmenau tour at the Amselbrücke and be impressed by the Loreley cliffs and the Teufelsbrücke on your way to the Eisvogelwand. On the Kalkberg you can visit the manor Schnellenberg and enjoy the wonderful view of the city.Explore the surroundings by bike
If you would like to actively experience the charming surroundings of the Hanseatic and salt city of Lüneburg, then the best thing to do is to get on your bike saddle. On well signposted cycle paths, for example, you can take the brick tour to visit the romantic buildings of the city. The Heidetour is a wonderful circuit through a wonderful cultural landscape. On the Elbe Cycle Route you can expect kilometres of flat stretches and a fantastic river landscape.The city for sailors
If you just want to sit and enjoy the natural landscape, then the best thing to do is to go on one of the excursion ships from Lüneburg. They drive along the Ilmenau and the Elbe and let you look at the Lüneburger Heide from a different angle during a round trip. A special attraction is a trip to the ship lift in Scharnebeck, where you will be lifted from the lower harbour via a trough together with the ship 38 metres above the Geestrücken.
Lüneburg is the location of the popular romantic ARD television series "Rote Rosen", where love affairs and family chaos take centre stage.
Top 5 travel tips
Lüneburg has one of the few towns in northern Germany whose historical centre remained undestroyed after the Second World War. Take a look at the three town churches, St. Johannis am Sande Church from the 15th century, St. Michaelis Church and St. Nicolai Church from 1407. Another outstanding architectural monument in the region is the Lüneburg Town Hall from 1230, which has a beautiful town hall and a town hall tower with porcelain glockenspiel.2. To visit the museums of the city
Don't miss out on the unique museums, such as the German Salt Museum, where everything about salt production in the Middle Ages is vividly presented. In the East Prussian State Museum everything revolves around the history and culture of the former East Prussia. You can admire a drinking vessel gallery from the past 1,200 years in the brewery museum.3. Experience outstanding acting arts live in the theatre
The Theater Lüneburg is one of the smallest tripartite theaters in Germany. All styles of theatre art as well as musicals, operas and operettas are performed here. Although the theatre has a small financial budget, from an artistic point of view it is not inferior to the large theatres in Hamburg.4. Taste culinary delicacies from the region
Lüneburg's specialities are the Heidschnuckenbraten and the Sint, a small fish that is mainly served in restaurants in spring. In addition, there is a culinary rarity, which was created by Danish influences, the "Gammel danske kaus", a potato dish with beef and beetroot.5. Plunge into another time at the medieval festival
On four consecutive days in October, the Lüneburg Sülfimeistertage (Sülfime Master Days) take place, during which everything revolves around salt extraction in the Middle Ages. The spectacle will include a medieval market, costumed actors, music, fire shows and the Sülfmeister games, where the participants will have to show courage, skill and speed.