Lüneburg is Hanseatic city at the gates of Hamburg and one of the most beautiful medieval towns in northern Germany. Old gabled houses, mighty merchants' houses and the unique brick architecture tell of the prosperity of the patricians and salt merchants. History comes particularly alive at the Stintmarkt: for centuries the old crane loaded the precious salt here. The town hall is no less impressive. The old facades of the young university town also provide a fascinating backdrop for trendy bars and extensive shopping trips.
The youth hostel is located on the outskirts of the city, right next to the university and the city forest. The city centre is just a thirty-minute walk away, or ten minutes by bus or bike. A walk through the spa gardens separates the youth hostel from the SaLü adventure pool. The outdoor area includes a volleyball court, a streetball hoop, table tennis tables and a barbecue area. Table tennis tables and a barbecue area. There is a football pitch in the neighbouring woods and table football, billiards and a juggling box in the hostel.
Lüneburg's museum landscape is impressive: In the Salt Museum, for example, the emphasis is on hands-on experience, such as salt boiling. The Brewery Museum, the Lüneburg Museum and the Lüne Monastery also present unique treasures and curiosities. Technology fans will love the Scharnebeck ship lift, where modern cargo ships are raised to a height of 38 metres.
Not far from the youth hostel you can hike through the woods along the Ilmenau river or canoe down it. The Lüneburg Heath, about 30 minutes away, is a wonderful place to discover on foot or by bike. Also highly recommended: the award-winning Ilmenau Cycle Path.
- lots of museums
- medieval old town
- spacious outdoor area