During the Middle Ages, Lueneburg enjoyed great fame and impressive wealth due to its deposits of "white gold" – a commodity more commonly known today as salt. On your walking tour through Lueneburg you will become acquainted with the major highlights of the city. During some free time you have the possibility to take photos of the beautiful historic downtown area before heading back to the ship.
Lueneburg‘s former prosperity is revealed in its picturesque Old Town, called Altstadt, where you will discover a truly rich history during today’s compelling excursion. Following a transfer of approximately one hour aboard your deluxe motor coach, you will arrive in Lueneburg. This medieval town is best explored by foot. Take in the sights, while your guide will point out the major highlights. View the Market Square, the Heinrich Heine House and the Chamber of Commerce. Of particular interest are the Town Hall, which is among the largest maintained medieval city halls in Germany, and St. Johannis Church, one of the oldest redbrick gothic churches in Lower Saxony, which you will also see from the inside.
After your visit of the impressive church enjoy some free time giving you the possibility to take photos of the stunning Old Town. Continue on foot and note the evidence of the wealth created by “white gold” throughout the city. The merchants’ houses, for instance, are beautiful and elaborate, featuring the characteristic gables of that time. Winding through the town, you will reach “Am Stint”, or the harbour district, home of the Old Crane - the impressive symbol of Lueneburg and one of the major points of interest in Lueneburg’s White Gold history, before your coach will take you back to the ship in Hamburg.