Lüneburg was once a powerful city of the Hanseatic League. For a look at its history, visit the German Salt Museum. Here you will get a close up view of the town and learn how it was built. This is a very educational stop where you will learn a great deal about the properties an uses of salt.
The magnificent architecture is evidence of the great wealth of Lüneburg. If you are interested in exploring the town, there are several walking tours available. Many of these tours are led by night watchmen dressed in historic garb; walking the streets at night carrying period lanterns.
Yes, they are both entertaining and educational; really fun to watch, I’m telling you!
Be sure and visit the Lüneburg Town Hall. Here you will see Germany’s largest, preserved complex that still holds a town hall. This is a great stop for the architecture buff as there are styles representing ten centuries! Call ahead for tour information.
The St. Johannes Church is equally impressive with its majestic brick tower. And the town’s cobblestone streets and very quaint cafes will provide a very pleasant atmosphere on a summer’s evening.
Another great piece of the town’s history is the Lüne Monastery with its Textile Museum. You will see great textile exhibits and techniques on display here alongside some of Germany’s finest lace embroideries and tapestries from the 13–16th centuries.
Once you’re done with the history and shopping stuff, you can literally feel the stress melt away as you relax in the warm salt water at Salü — Lüneburg’s salt thermal bath. Here you can also enjoy a wonderful eucalyptus sauna or a great steam bath.
The healing properties of salt springs are so well known that many people receive treatments for joint and skin conditions at the spa. They also have a great water world for the kiddies that is called Kinderbadeland.