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Lüneburg is a district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is bounded by (from the southeast and clockwise) the districts of Lüchow-Dannenberg, Uelzen, Soltau-Fallingbostel and Harburg, and the states of Schleswig-Holstein (district Lauenburg) and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (district Ludwigslust).
The history of the region has ever been influenced by the city of Lüneburg; see there for more details.
In 1993 the municipality of Amt Neuhaus joined Lower Saxony and the district of Lüneburg. This region had always been ruled by Lüneburg, before the demarcation after 1945 made it a part of East Germany. It is hence one of very few municipalities of the former GDR, that are now part of a West German state.
The district is characterised by the Lüneburg Heath (Lüneburger Heide) in the south and the riverside woodlands along the Elbe. Though most of the district is located south of the river, there is a small portion around the municipality of Amt Neuhaus on the opposite side.
Coat of arms
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Towns and municipalities
- Official website (German)
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