Herzogtum Lauenburg — Lake-Filled Region With Ancient Towns

In the southernmost region of Schleswig-Holstein east of Hamburg, sits the Herzogtum Lauenburg. This relatively flat land borders onto the neighboring states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Lower Saxony in Northern Germany.

Herzogtum Lauenburg Map

Map of the Herzogtum Lauenburg

Towns & Villages in the Herzogtum Lauenburg

  • Albsfelde
  • Alt Mölln
  • Aumühle
  • Bäk (Ratzeburg)
  • Bälau
  • Basedow
  • Basthorst
  • Behlendorf
  • Berkenthin
  • Besenthal
  • Bliestorf
  • Börnsen
  • Borstorf
  • Breitenfelde
  • Bröthen
  • Brunsmark
  • Brunstorf
  • Büchen
  • Buchholz (Ratzeburg)
  • Buchhorst
  • Dahmker
  • Dalldorf
  • Dassendorf
  • Düchelsdorf
  • Duvensee
  • Einhaus
  • Elmenhorst (Lauenb.)
  • Escheburg
  • Fitzen
  • Fredeburg
  • Fuhlenhagen
  • Geesthacht
  • Giesensdorf (Ratzeb.)
  • Göldenitz
  • Göttin
  • Grabau (Schwarzen.)
  • Grambek
  • Grinau
  • Groß Boden
  • Groß Disnack
  • Groß Grönau
  • Groß Pampau
  • Groß Sarau
  • Groß Schenkenberg
  • Grove
  • Gudow
  • Gülzow
  • Güster
  • Hamfelde
  • Hamwarde
  • Harmsdorf (Ratzeb.)
  • Havekost
  • Hohenhorn
  • Hollenbek
  • Hornbek
  • Horst
  • Juliusburg
  • Kankelau
  • Kasseburg
  • Kastorf
  • Kittlitz (Ratzeburg)
  • Klein Pampau
  • Klein Zecher
  • Klempau
  • Klinkrade
  • Koberg
  • Kollow
  • Köthel
  • Kröppelshagen
  • Krukow
  • Krummesse
  • Krüzen
  • Kuddewörde
  • Kühsen
  • Kulpin
  • Labenz
  • Langenlehsten
  • Lankau
  • Lanze
  • Lauenburg (Elbe)
  • Lehmrade
  • Linau
  • Lüchow (Sandesn.)
  • Lütau
  • Mechow
  • Möhnsen
  • Mölln
  • Mühlenrade
  • Müssen
  • Mustin (Ratzeburg)
  • Niendorf (Berkenthin)
  • Niendorf (Stecknitz)
  • Nusse
  • Panten
  • Pogeez
  • Poggensee
  • Ratzeburg
  • Ritzerau
  • Römnitz
  • Rondeshagen
  • Roseburg
  • Sahms
  • Salem (Ratzeburg)
  • Sandesneben
  • Schiphorst
  • Schmilau
  • Schnakenbek
  • Schönberg
  • Schretstaken
  • Schulendorf
  • Schürensöhlen
  • Schwarzenbek
  • Seedorf
  • Siebenbäumen
  • Siebeneichen
  • Sierksrade
  • Sirksfelde
  • Steinhorst
  • Sterley
  • Stubben (Bad Oldes.)
  • Talkau
  • Tramm
  • Walksfelde
  • Wangelau
  • Wentorf bei Hamburg
  • Wentorf (Sandesneben)
  • Wiershop
  • Witzeeze
  • Wohltorf
  • Woltersdorf
  • Worth
  • Ziethen (Ratzeburg)

This busy region, on the River Elbe, is famous for several historically important towns and its links to the Alte Salzstraße — the Old Salt Route from medieval times. The area is also famous for its large number of lakes and waterways.

The Lauenburg Lakes Nature Park, running along the districts eastern border, holds the extensive Ratzeburger See amongst others. Both picturesque Mölln and Ratzeburg are surrounded by lakes, leaving the latter almost as an island town.

The capital of the Herzogtum Lauenburg district, Lauenburg (Elbe), is a great location in itself. You will find it nestled at the bottom of 50ft high cliffs and filled with brightly-colored old sailors houses. Follow the narrow winding — and very steep — cobbled streets to the “Upper Town” — and stand by the castle tower to admire the extensive views in all directions.

 

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