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Mons, Pons, Fons: A Winter Day in Lüneburg

Anasthasia Shawndefar

Anasthasia Shawndefar

Anasthasia is the Contributing Editor at Global Storybook (Indonesia).
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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.

Enjoy the gallery!

Lüneburg view

Panoramic view of Lüneburg from Wasserturm Lüneburg

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Brick Gothic architecture of St. Johanniskirche (St.John’s Church)

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Alter Kran (old crane) at the old harbour

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Thankfully the weather got better that day

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Quiet alley with cobbled street

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Tea anyone? It was a very cold morning

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The historic town hall (Rathaus) with Baroque facade

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Get lost in the alleys

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St. Nicolai Church

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Hotel Altes Kaufhaus with Baroque facade and bright color

Lüneburg waterfront

Lüneburg waterfront

Lüneburg waterfront

Lüneburg old harbour

Lüneburg waterfront

Every corner of this town is beautiful

Timber framed brick houses

Timber framed brick houses

*Mons, Pons, Fons (Hill, bridge, Spring) is the motto of Lüneburg

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