Sport & Leisure

You want to spend your time with sports, do something for your fitness, have time for your hobby or just relax? Use the diverse sports & leisure facilities in and around Lüneburg to give your stay that extra touch.

“SaLü” - Salt thermal bath Lüneburg

With up to 4% of Lüneburg natural brine a stay in the “Salü” is a very special experience. As you drift along the flow channel of the outdoor pool in the warm 32 ° C brine water, you are massaged by water fountains and gushing geysers so gorgeous. The wave pool attracts with a swell like the North Sea.

Opening times: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun- & holidays 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Price: from 7,90 € per person for 2 hours
Distance: 1.6 km - 20 minutes walk / / 2.1 km - 5 minutes by car

Hiking & Cycling in the Lüneburg Heath

Highlights of the region are the largest contiguous heath carpet in Europe and the significant Elbe Biosphere Reserve. Hiking and cycling in the district of Lüneburg means to relax, enjoy nature and culture. If you like, we will provide you the best routes in Heide, Lüneburg Country and Elbtalaue.


The Ilmenau, the Elbe and the Elbe-Side channel invite you to discover the landscape from a different view. A special attraction is the visit of Germany's largest ship lift in Scharnebeck. Hire a canoe, rowing or pedal boat, so you can paddle through the unique heathland and through green Elbmarsch.

Ilmenau tours: Bad Bevensen-Lüneburg 16 € per person
Uelzen or Gerdau-Lüneburg 17 € per person
Afterwork tour at 5 p.m. from Melbeck to Lüneburg (Schroeders Biergarten) 12 € per person
Distance: 10km - 15 minutes
Offers for groups on request.

Ship lift:
Opening times pavilion: 15 March - 31 October daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Distance: 9km - 15 minutes by car
Group tours at any time upon request!

Boat ride:
Afternoon tours including coffee from April to September, Wednesdays & Sundays 2.30 p.m.
Duration: about 3 hours
Price: 15 € per person
Distance: 5km - 7 minutes by car
Special & charter trips at any time upon request!

Carriage rides

A special experience in Lüneburg and the Heath are the carriage rides. Hardly in any other region, there is such a large range of carriage tours. Enjoy a historic sightseeing tour of the medieval town of Lüneburg or treat yourself to a leisurely drive through the Lüneburg Heath Nature Park or the Nature Park South Heath.

Historical City Tour May to October, Tue + Thu + Fri
Departure times: 11.30 a.m. + 1 p.m. + 2.30 p.m. from the Town Hall
Duration: about 60 minutes
Price: 11 € per person
Distance: 500 m – 6 minute walk
Group tours at any time upon request!

Equestrian sport

The varied Lüneburg Heath and the low traffic density encourage relaxed rides. In addition, the Lüneburg Heath offers world-class sporting events for professionals. Special highlights in our county are, for example, German and European Championships of eventing, at the internationally well known facility in Luhmühlen.

ADAC Driving Safety Centre Hansa / Lüneburg

Northern Germany's largest driving safety and driving experience center for car, motorcycle and truck offers visitors 60.000sqm asphalted training course, attractive route combinations, drift parcours, serpentines, high-tech surfaces with dynamic disk and a large off-road terrain including inclined surfaces and steep runs.

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