Lüneburg gained its wealth predominantly from trading with salt, which was mined just outside the city gates. To this day, the magnificent Gothic and Renaissance buildings bear witness to these prosperous times. The churches St. Nicolai and St. Johannis with their splendid altars and organs show that the town has always been a hub of creativity.

It is a joy to amble along the town’s streets and squares lined with medieval houses. A highlight and well worth a visit is the historic town hall with its charming carillon. Inside, the surviving frescos and carvings dating back to the 13th-16th century allegorically depict the medieval mentality and tell lively stories about events that shaped the history of Lüneburg.

If you have time to spare, you should explore the former trade quarter St. Michaelis and the salt museum.

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