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May 24, 2014 - Lüneburg

Another great day so we headed to the north of Lüneburg Heide to the town of Lüneburg. The history of Lüneburg owes its affluence on one important commodity, salt. Since the 10th century local salt mines were being worked by the monks of St Michaelis. After the citizens got rid of the dukes of Braunschweig- Lüneburg in the 14th century and signed up to the mercantile Hanseatic League, a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and their market towns that dominated trade along the coast of Northern Europe, Lüneburg became...

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