The Lüneburg District offers variety aplenty, from the idyllic rolling fields of the Lüneburg Heath to lively cafés and nightclubs. Your vacation here can range from outdoor recreational activities to shopping in high-class boutiques or small local markets.
Lüneburg District Map
Cities, Towns & Villages in the Lüneburg District
- Amt Neuhaus
- Deutsch Evern
- Hohnstorf (Elbe)
- Oldendorf (Luhe)
- Wendisch Evern
Situated on the Ilmenau River, Lüneburg is one of the most populated district seats in Lower Saxony and a member of the Hanseatic League. It also has the most bars per capita in the country, so finding a drink here should never be a problem.
Some must-see sights in the ten-centuries-old capital are the spectacular city hall, the teeming shopping streets downtown, and the German Salt Museum, which documents Lüneburg’s past as a saline center. It is now better known as university town and salt as the main ingredient in its wellness spas.
Somewhat overshadowed, Bleckede offers its own mix of arts, culture and nature on the banks of the Elbe River. Pay a visit to the town’s modern “old” castle, the Elbschloss, which hosts exhibitions, cultural events, festivals and a medieval market each summer, as well as regional crafts workshops throughout the year.
Two others stops worth your time are the free towns of Adendorf and Amt Neuhaus. The former is great for outdoor fun and excellent restaurants serving a variety of world cuisines. The latter is the nation’s only former East German territory to become part of an original West German district. Look for the trademark white storks here, nesting on the rooftops.