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Lüneburg is a town in With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ...Lower Saxony, The Federal Republic of Germany ( German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe. ...Germany, about 50km southeast of This article is about the city in Germany. ...Hamburg. It is the capital of the district of Lüneburg. Population: 70,614 (2003).

In The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...medieval times the town was remarkably rich due to the For other meanings of the word salt see table salt or salt (disambiguation). ...salt trade. There were several salterns surrounding the town. The salt was exported to the neighbouring fiefs. Along the The Old Salt Route (German: Alte Salzstraße) was a medieval trade route in northern Germany for the transport of salt. ...Old Salt Route it was transported via This article discusses the Lauenburg in Schleswig_Holstein. ...Lauenburg to Statistics State: Schleswig_Holstein District: Independent city Area: 214. ...Lübeck and from there shipped to all the Baltic coasts. Lüneburg for a long time was the capital of the dukes of Brunswick_Lüneburg was an historical state within the Holy Roman Empire. ...Brunswick_Lüneburg; the town and its salt were major factors of power and wealth of the The foundations of the Hanseatic League (German: Hanse), an alliance of trading cities that for a time in the later Middle Ages and the Early Modern period maintained a trade monopoly over most of Northern Europe and the Baltic, can be seen as early as the 12th century, with the...Hanseatic League.

Lüneburg was first mentioned in Deaths April 8 _ Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy Categories: 956 ...956. After a long time of prosperity its importance declined after Events January January 1 _ Scotland adopts January 1st as being New Years Day February February 17 _ Giordano Bruno burned in a stake for heresy July July 2 _ Battle of Nieuwpoort: Dutch forces under Maurice of Nassau defeat Spanish forces under Archduke Albert in a battle on the coastal dunes. ...1600. The saline was closed in 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...1980, and the mining of salt was eventually stopped after a thousand years. The town gained new relevance by its university, which was founded in 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...1989. The deforestation of the surrounding area for the salt production created the unique landscape of the Lüneburg Heath.

The Ilmenau River, a tributary of the The Elbe River (Czech Labe, Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. ...Elbe, flows through Lüneburg.

External links

  • Official Website (in German) (http://www.lueneburg.de/)
  • Webcam of downtown Lüneburg (http://www.landeszeitung.de/start.phtml?m=120&xm=120&rx=&fdat=webcam)
  • University of Applied Sciences (http://www.fhnon.de/io/)
  • University of Lüneburg (http://www.uni_lueneburg.de/einricht/aaa/international.php)



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