Lauenburg, Germany

Lauenburg is a town in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is situated at the northern bank of the Elbe river, east of Hamburg. In medieval times Lauenburg was a waypoint on the Old Salt Route. Today it is the southern terminus of the Elbe-Luebeck Canal.

Lauenburg has a notable old town which is nestled at the bottom of about 50 meter high bluff . Here there are colorful half-timbered houses and a number of historic buildings from the 17th century and earlier. The13th century built Maria-Magdalenen Church is another attraction of the old town. The picturesque narrow streets lead up the hill to the so-called "upper town" where the Lauenburg castle is located.

Things to see and do

* Old town
* Maria-Magdalenen Church
* Historic buildings
* Museums
* "Palmschleuse" - an historic lock

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 9.54 sq km’s
Population – 12,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The port is located on the river Elbe, close to the town centre.

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