Lukas and I took a short train ride outside of Hamburg for a daytime date. 45 minutes away to explore the town of Lüneburg in northern Germany. It’s one of those picturesque towns in Germany that makes you feel you stepped onto a film set! Or placed yourself in the middle of a snow globe, sans snow. Founded in 956 (yes, that’s right. the year 956), the town was most popular and wealthy in Middle Ages for producing salt. Although a popular weekend destination, it is small enough that locals were not used to seeing someone running around with a camera snapping so many photographs. They’re watching me watching them. I hope you enjoy the photographs.
The highlight of our few hours here was going up to the Lüneburg Water Tower which gives you an entire view over the town. It also serves as a museum, allowing you to walk through the entire tower, sharing the history of the structure. The view at the top is so charming! It’s like mixing the memories of all fairy-tale books, snow globes, and village house sculptures. I think we will definitely take more day trips here as we settle down in Hamburg later this year.
Lüneburg’s water front
The view from above Lüneburg Water Tower.
First mentioned in 956 (yes, 956!) the town is most famous for salt and was the largest site for it in Northern Europe throughout the 15th and 16th centuries. It was the warmest day we’ve had so far during my stay here so it was lovely to get outside and to see people sitting outside now around the various cafes! I love the cafes here in Germany and the ability to sit outside in so many places! Boston rarely allows this due to space but the city and people would benefit so much getting some fresh air rather than running from one indoor place to the next.
Altstadt (Old Town)
We really just spent the day walking around so I don’t have much to recommend but the town itself! It was a great daytime adventure, surrounding yourself with the architecture. A great way to get out of the city!