Lünen — The Jewel On The Lippe River

Lünen is a lovely town located on the River Lippe. Easy access from three airports, Münster-Osnabrück airport (60km/37mi), the Düsseldorf International Airport (90km/56mi), and the Dortmund Airport (15km/9mi) will leave you free to enjoy your adventure here.

The town was planned very well, with great parks and many green areas. Bicycling is a very popular mode of travel with at least 20% of the population peddling their way around town. There are neat bicycle stations as well as very good bicycle paths around the town. This is a healthy way to explore and puts you right in with the locals at a slower pace than if traveling by car.

The town center is a wonderful place to experience the local ambiance. It is full of people shopping, as well as many vendors with loads of wonderful fare to sample.

The center is also an excellent place to visit for a meal as there are many choices for dining and lounging in the area. Check the market schedule while you are visiting; you can buy fresh fruits and other foods during the open air market season.

Lünen is the home of the famous Lünen Film Festival of German Filmaking. Each November the world of film is watching this town, its people and the River Lippe. This is when the winner is awarded the LüDIA, or the film prize.

The town is also home to a great kite flying festival. This is a family oriented event and is great fun for family members both young and old.

With many festivals, art exhibits and functions, it is recommended that you research scheduled opportunities while you are visiting the area.

 

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