A Wet Day in Luneburg………

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Even a very wet June day could not put us off enjoying an exploration of the narrow streets of old Luneburg.

Luneburg is one of the original Hanseatic Ports, not the largest but still important.  Located in the District of Saxony, Germany, it lies on the River Limenau, a tributary of the River Elbe.

Now we have known for years that brick is a great construction material, but in Luneburg the architects and bricklayers have pushed their skills to the limits of their generation.  Perhaps not surprising as the area that surrounds Luneburg was rich in clay, so I guess no shortage of bricks.

The old town is a mix of dwellings but mainly buildings  that were for multi use, Offices, Warehouses, Workshops…  for many it was also where the owner and family all lived on the premisies.

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The rain never eased but somehow it didn’t detract from the our visit.  The cobble stone streets glistened and those multi colour bricks had an added glow.

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I also guess that the rain ensured we had the street pretty much to ourselves!

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

3rd April

(C) David Oakes 2020

7 thoughts on “A Wet Day in Luneburg………

  1. An exchange student from Luneburg lived with my family in Michigan for a year, around 1956. When I was in Germany for graduate school, I visited Luneburg several times, and loved it. Thanks for the memories!

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