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
* "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.