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Besides the obvious big cities destinations such as Berlin, Hamburg, or Munich, Germany is home to many historic and picturesque towns.
Earlier this year, I visited a beautiful Hanseatic town called Lüneburg, which is about half an hour by train from Hamburg. Lüneburg is one of a few towns in Northern Germany that survived the Second World War without damage. Once upon a time, Lüneburg’s Altstadt (Old Town) lied above a salt dome, and in the 12th century, salt mining became the source of wealth of the town.
In 1980, Lüneburg saltworks were finally closed. Today, Lüneburg is a popular tourist destination in the state of Lower Saxony. The Old Town has charming winding alleys with cobbled streets, half-timbered houses, and Brick Gothic architecture.
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*Mons, Pons, Fons (Hill, bridge, Spring) is the motto of Lüneburg