City profile


Luneburg, with a population of over 73,000 is officially known as the Hanseatic City of Lüneburg, testifying to its merchant roots. It is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony that is located about 50 km southeast of Hamburg

In the medieval old town, red Brick Gothic–style buildings frame Am Sande square. Housed in the former Lüneburg Saltworks, the German Salt Museum details the history and importance of salt mining, the source of the city’s medieval wealth. Many buildings in the historic quarter lean due to centuries of mining. To the south of the town stretches the 7,400-square-kilometre Lüneburg Heath, originally formed by clearances of forests during the Bronze Age.

The town hosts numerous markets, including the historic Christmas Market, and festivals. Including the "Lunatic Festival", a charity music festival on the university campus