Lüneburg attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Lüneburg


The medieval Rathaus has a spectacular baroque facade, added in 1720 and decorated with coats of arms and three tiers of statues. The top row represents (from left to right): strength, trade, peace (the one with the…
Top Choice Street in Lüneburg

Am Sande

The cobbled, slightly wobbly street and square Am Sande is full of red-brick buildings with typically Hanseatic stepped gables. Even among these striking buildings, the black-and-white Industrie und Handelskammer (T…
Square in Lüneburg


Besides the Rathaus, notable buildings around the large Markt include the Court of Justice, the little gated-in, grotto-like area with paintings depicting scenes of justice being carried out throughout the centuries…
Church in Lüneburg

St Johanniskirche

At the eastern edge of Am Sande stands the 14th-century St Johanniskirche, whose 108m-high spire leans 2.2m off centre. Local legend has it that the architect was so upset by this crooked steeple that he tried to do…
Street in Lüneburg

Auf dem Meere

If you continue west along Waagestrasse from the Markt and veer left, you’ll come to Auf dem Meere, a particularly striking Lüneburg street. Here the wavy pavements have pushed facades sideways or made buildings buc…
Museum in Lüneburg

Deutsches Salzmuseum

The Deutsches Salzmuseum explains (in German only) how Lüneburg’s precious food preservative made the town such an important player in the Hanseatic League. Displays are peppered with old salt implements.