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About the Lüneburg, Germany Program

The Lüneburg program is a USAC specialty program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Lüneburg

Student overlooking the city of Lüneburg, Germany.

  • Distance from Berlin: 135 miles
  • Distance from Munich: 356 miles

Lüneburg was founded more than 1,000 years ago and grew to be one of Germany's most prosperous towns in the Middle Ages. It has been able to preserve almost all of its architectural treasures, such as a town hall dating back to the year 1230 and a monastery founded in 1172. Today 73,000 people call Lüneburg home, and visitors are enchanted by its narrow cobblestone streets, small shops and cafes, and original medieval red-brick architecture. Living in Lüneburg is comfortable. Getting around by bike and public transport, or even walking through its quiet streets and parks, is safe and easy. A community of 9,000 university students ensures a vibrant young culture with numerous festivals and cultural events. Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, is just a 30-minute train ride away.