Photo Diary: Lüneburg, Germany

  • Town of Luneburg, Germany from above | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

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.

Town of Luneburg in Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Lüneburg’s water front

Wooden boat & red brown buildings in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com    Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Townhall in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Townhall

From above in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

The view from above Lüneburg Water Tower.

Church ceiling in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Town in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Locals at a cafe in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

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.

Gelato in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

People walking in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Quiet streets in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Altstadt in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Altstadt (Old Town)

Rooftops in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Traveling through Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com

Ivy on a door in Luneburg, Germany | Rebecca Brianne Nelson for Bexpeditions.com   Rebecca Brianne Nelson walking in Luneburg, Germany | for Bexpeditions.com

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!


 

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