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meaning 'I am a citizen of Lueneburg'
unfortunately it is not true, but at least I have nice memories of this city
(some historical notes)
- The first document where Lueneburg was mentioned dates from 956 (King Otto I)
- Saltworks had been in operation before the town was founded
- The town experienced prosperity at the time of Henry the Lion.
- In 1235 - the duchy (herzogtum) Braunschweig-Lueneburg was founded
- Lueneburg joined Hanseatic League (an alliance of trading guilds that owned a trade monopoly over the Baltic Sea and most of Northern Europe in the period 13-17th century) in 1371; Stecknitzkanal was built in order to transport the salt from Lueneburg to Luebeck; this is the time when the most of the buildings were erected - red-bricks arcitecture;
- time of prosperity - till Reformation in 1524
- the Reformation and religious wars paralized the salt trade.
- Lueneburg recovered thanks to the beginning of the industrialisation and the construction of the first railway line from Hamburg via Lueneburg to Uelzen and then to Lauenburg and Luebeck
- a period of great prosperity after the Franco-Prussian war(1870-1871);
- a spa centre was opened in the early 20th century
- after the WWII the population of Lueneburg increased from 30,000 before the war till 65,000 because of the refugies; the city was relative unaffected by the war.
I went to Lueneburg with train from Braunschweig. We travelled with Niedersachsenticket so we did not used IC and... more travel advice
Altes Kaufhaus is located on the north-east corner of the harber on river Ilmenau next the Old Crane and the Lueneburger... more travel advice
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