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Top Choice Historic Building in Lüneburg

Rathaus

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…
Top Choice Bar in Lüneburg

Sa Bacca

Fronting onto Marktplatz, Sa Bacca couldn't be a more central pit stop as you explore town. The vaulted brick cellar and extravagantly tiled bar are the perfect backdrop to enjoying the city's best cocktails.
Square in Lüneburg

Markt

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…
Cafe in Lüneburg

Anders Restaurant

You'll need a vehicle to get here and it's a bit out on a limb, but it is worth the effort. The cafe dishes here are much-loved classics – Wiener schnitzel, Currywurst and Pannfisch – but they're perfectly prepared …
Brewery in Lüneburg

Gasthausbrauerei und Brennerei Nolte

They've been brewing here since 1906; the dark beer is especially good out in the garden. Unlike many beer-centric places, food is taken seriously at this local legend; fish is house-smoked, the menu lists the prove…
German in Lüneburg

Zum Alten Brauhaus

This old-style Brauhaus (brewery) has been around in some form since the 16th century. Dishes flit effortlessly between tradition and a few outside influences – the dry-aged steak or wiener schnitzel are assuring, w…
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…
Bar in Lüneburg

Pons

If Pons looks this cracked, crooked and uneven when you walk in of an evening, just imagine how it will seem when you stagger out after a few drinks. This ex-1970s hippie joint still hews to an off-kilter vibe. The …