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Published: August 5th 2007
Lüneburg town hall
The oldest part of the town hall was built around 1230 and then enlarged over the next 600 years.
Two things today; I went for a short walk in a German forest and for a bit of a walk around Lüneborg. Lüneborg
Lüneborg is a town that dates back to the middle ages and became famous because of it's salt or "white gold" as they say around here. In the middle ages salt was the only way to preserve food so everyone wanted some. So a couple of bright sparks decided that salt was where the money was at and became super wealthy from it. Kind of like todays Saudi oil barons but more like ye olde germanic salt barons...
It was a pretty nice place to wander about since the "old town" has been almost completely preserved. I had a nice lunch on the bank of the Ilmenau. Check out the photos... The statue on top of the fountain I found to have a rather unique design. Google maps link for Lüneburg On German Forests
I took some time today to walk through a forest which was very nice. This particular forest seemed a lot 'softer' than what we are used to in Australia with the kind of leafy floors that you could lie down on and take
Lüneburg Townhall Statue
A statue of Justice on the front facade of the town hall. If I had a statue made of me, a gold sword would be pretty sweet.
a nap. This is the kind of forest that characters from fairytales would be using. I think if fairytales were written with the Australian bush in mind, most would end in either a drop bear attack or bunyip strike.
I put in some photos for you to look at, not so much that they are unique, but more that they are nice to look at. 😊
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