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German Salt Museum, Luneburg

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The German Salt Museum (German: Deutsche Salzmuseum / Industriedenkmal Saline Lüneburg) in the German town of Lüneburg, on the site of the old production facilities of the Lüneburg Saltworks (Lüneburger Saline) when it was closed in 1980. In 1991, it won the Council of Europe Museum Prize.

This industrial memorial which is based in the boiling house built in 1924 is one of the earliest of its type. It recalls the history of the oldest and, at one time, the greatest industrial operation in central Europe.

The museum is divided into four exhibition areas:

Salt in general (Salz allgemein)

20th century (20. Jahrhundert)

19th century (19. Jahrhundert)

Middle Ages and Early modern period (Mittelalter and frühe Neuzeit)

During the summer demonstrations take place in a replica of part of a medieval boiling hut are available on request. Members of the salt museum staff, dressed in historical costume, demonstrate the salt-boiling process using lead salt pans heated on wood fires.
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  • So, this is a museum about salt, and they're rightly very proud of that. As a non-German speaker you need to pay for audioguides that are sometimes very silly (with canned laughter, clapping etc) as.....  more
    So, this is a museum about salt, and they're rightly very proud of that. As a non-German speaker you need to pay for audioguides that are sometimes very silly (with canned laughter, clapping etc) as.....  more »
  • What I did not know about the White Gold I sure learned here. Fascinating museum and the kids really loved how you could test and fell salt. Do stop in if you want to learn what Salt is, what the... 
    What I did not know about the White Gold I sure learned here. Fascinating museum and the kids really loved how you could test and fell salt. Do stop in if you want to learn what Salt is, what the...  more »
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  • Good museum. Good tour guide. Learned new things about salt.
  • Fascinating history very well presented. The use of the headphone guide is strongly recommended to get the full detail of the museum.

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