15 Sights in Lüneburg, Germany (with Map and Images)

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1. Lüneburger Wasserturm

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Lüneburger Wasserturm Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

Lüneburg Water Tower is a water tower in the southeastern part of the Lüneburg old town in Lower Saxony, Germany, built by the architect Franz Krüger (1873–1936), from designs by Richard Kampf. Its erection was initiated on 3 October 1905, and the tower was taken into use in November 1907. The water tower is 55 metres (180 ft) tall, and is the tallest building in the Lüneburg old town that is not a church. It stands between the considerably newer Nordlandhalle and the Johanneum, the latter now used as a school. The tower consists of a square base of 18 metres (59 ft) and a round portion which is walled up around a 500 cubic metres (18,000 cu ft) large water tank. The upper part is carried by 16 solid columns.

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2. St. Nicolai

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St. Nicolai is a church and Lutheran parish in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is one of three main churches in the town, all built in brick Gothic style. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a basilica with three naves, built from 1407 to 1440. It features a "star" rib vault that is unique in Northern Germany. When the Reformation was introduced in Lüneburg in 1530, the church became Lutheran. The high steeple was added in the 19th century.

Wikipedia: St. Nicolai, Lüneburg (EN), Website

3. Ehrenmal für gestorbene KZ-Häftlinge

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The memorial in the Tiergarten near Lüneburg railway station commemorates a mass grave of 256 concentration camp prisoners whose transport from a subcamp of the Neuengamme concentration camp in Wilhelmshaven was bombed on 7 April 1945. Up to 80 of the mostly injured and weakened prisoners, who could not be transported, were shot by their guards on 11 April 1945 and are buried here together with the victims of the bombing raid.

Wikipedia: Mahnmal im Tiergarten (DE)

4. Orgeln von St. Johannis

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The organs of St. Johannis (Lüneburg) are the large historical main organ on the western gallery and the choral organ in the five -aisle Gothic indoor church of St. Johannis in Lüneburg. The big instrument has received its current shape in 1553 and through the baroque extensions and today has three manuals and 51 registers. In addition, there is a two -manual choral organ from Kuhn from 2010 with 23 registers in the church.

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5. Industrie- und Handelskammer Lüneburg-Wolfsburg

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The Lüneburg-Wolfsburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHKLW) is the chamber of industry and commerce for the independent city of Wolfsburg and the districts of Harburg, Heidekreis, Lüneburg, Uelzen, Lüchow-Dannenberg, Celle and Gifhorn. It is a corporation under public law and has the legal task of representing the overall interest of the approximately 70,000 associated traders and companies.

Wikipedia: Industrie- und Handelskammer Lüneburg-Wolfsburg (DE), Website

6. St. John's Church

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The Church of John the Baptist is the oldest Lutheran church in Lüneburg, Germany. It is located in the city centre. Lüneburg is on the European Route of Brick Gothic and the church is an example of this style. With its 108-meter high spire, it is the second tallest church tower in Lower Saxony – after St. Andrew's in Hildesheim.

Wikipedia: St. John's Church, Lüneburg (EN), Website

7. St. Marien

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Sankt Marien is the Roman Catholic parish church in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. The parish belongs to the Deanery of Lüneburg of the Diocese of Hildesheim. The church, dedicated to the patronage of the Virgin and Mother of God Mary, conceived without original sin, is located in Friedenstraße, Rotes Feld.

Wikipedia: St. Marien (Lüneburg) (DE), Website

8. St. Michaelis

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St. Michaelis is one of the main churches in Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. It was first an abbey church of the former monastery of Benedictines, built from 1376 in brick Gothic style. It became Lutheran during the Reformation. Johann Sebastian Bach was for two years a pupil at the school of St. Michaelis.

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9. Altes Rathaus

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The Lüneburg Town Hall is an example of medieval and early modern secular architecture in northern Germany. It was built around 1230, has been expanded again and again over the centuries and is still the headquarters of the council and administration of the Hanseatic city of Lüneburg.

Wikipedia: Lüneburger Rathaus (DE)

10. Alter Kran

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The Old Crane is a historic harbour crane at the former Ilmenau harbour in Lüneburg. Built in 1797, the crane, which was one of the most powerful in northern Germany at the time, still shapes the image of the water district today and is considered one of the city's landmarks.

Wikipedia: Alter Kran (Lüneburg) (DE)

11. Heinrich-Heine-Haus

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The Heinrich-Heine-Haus at Ochsenmarkt 1 in Lüneburg is a patrician house from the 15th/16th century, where the parents of the poet Heinrich Heine lived. It is now used by municipal authorities and cultural institutions and contains a scholarship apartment for writers.

Wikipedia: Heinrich-Heine-Haus (Lüneburg) (DE)

12. Alte Ratsapotheke

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Alte Ratsapotheke Angela M. Arnold, Berlin (=44Pinguine) / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Alte Ratsapotheke is a pharmacy in the historic centre of the Hanseatic city of Lüneburg. The current building was completed in 1598 after extensive reconstruction work, it replaced a previous building from earlier centuries and is now a listed building.

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13. Kalkberg

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The Lüneburg Kalkberg is the cap rock of a salt dome in the western part of the German town of Lüneburg. The Kalkberg was a gypsum mine during the middle ages, but is today a Naturschutzgebiet and a common meeting place for city residents.

Wikipedia: Lüneburg Kalkberg (EN)

14. Stadttheater Lüneburg

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Stadttheater Lüneburg Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Theater Lüneburg is a three-genre theatre in Lüneburg with its own ensembles for drama, music theatre and ballet. The venues are the Great House with 542 seats, the Studio T. NT with 99 seats and the Junges Theater T. 3.

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15. Deutsches Salzmuseum

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The German Salt Museum in the German town of Lüneburg, on the site of the old production facilities of the Lüneburg Saltworks when it was closed in 1980. In 1991, it won the Council of Europe Museum Prize.

Wikipedia: German Salt Museum (EN), Website


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