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Old Salzstrasse

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The Lübeck-Elbe Canal has existed as a waterway and the old trade route from the salt town of Lüneburg to the Hanseatic city of Lübeck for centuries. Along the canal, which feels more like a river, you will pass villages, ships, half-timbered houses and of course the beautiful countryside that surrounds you.

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  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Top brand rental bikes bookable
  • More than 30 years of experience
Two cyclists in front of the Holstentor in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck on the way to the Baltic Coast Cycle Path

On their own. Lübeck is one of the most fascinating cities in northern Germany. The brick Gothic stands in charming contrast to the lively, young city life. Everywhere in the city center, visitors encounter the history of the city, which was once the number 1 among the Hanseatic cities. Today the history of the Hanseatic League can be discovered in the museum in the castle. The city gained wealth and reputation in the Middle Ages through diverse trade relationships in the North and Baltic Sea regions.
Overnight stay in Luebeck

Overnight place: Lübeck

You cycle through the protected landscape areas of the Trave through the Holsteiner Land towards Ahrensburg. If you want, you can shorten the route yourself by train.

Overnight place: Hamburg

Against the current, but often with the wind at your back, you leave Hamburg along the Elbe and cycle through the wide green land of the Elbmarsch. Following inland, the path leads along the Illmenau via Bardowick with its impressive cathedral to the old salt town of Lüneburg.

Overnight place: Lüneburg

Before you set off, get in the mood for the coming days in the German Salt Museum (in its own ranks) near the old town. You leave Lüneburg heading north. In Erbstorf you will come across the Elbe Lateral Canal, which you will follow. In Scharnebeck you cycle past the impressive ship lift that bridges the 38 meter difference in altitude between the Lüneburg Heath and the Elbmarsch. We continue towards the Elbe. Today's stage destination, Lauenburg, is already in sight on the other bank. After a few kilometers up the Elbe you have the opportunity to cross the Elbe.

Overnight place: Lauenburg

Lauenburg's closed city complex with many lovingly restored half-timbered houses from the 16th-19th centuries. Century gives the old shipping town its unmistakable face. Today your way goes north in the direction of Büchen. After a few kilometers you will come across the Elbe-Lübeck Canal. Follow the wide curves of the canal. It goes past the village of Güster, with its lake landscape created from old gravel pits, via Grambek to Mölln.

Overnight place: In the Eulenspiegel town of Mölln or in Ratzeburg

Mölln benefited from its good location at the intersection of important trade routes. The "Alte Salzstraße" met other paths here that led east to Mecklenburg. In addition, there was the Stecknitz Canal, completed in 1398, as the oldest canal in Germany. Your journey always follows the canal via Berkenthin to Krummesse. After a few kilometers you will reach the confluence of the Elbe-Lübeck Canal and the Trave. Alternatively from Ratzeburg along the Ratzeburg Lake northwards through the suburbs of the Hanseatic city. Lübeck, the destination of your journey, has been reached. Let the day end with a coffee and a piece of Lübeck marzipan (on your own). 

Overnight place: Lübeck

After breakfast you travel home on your own. We would be happy to book another night in Lübeck if you wish.

Overnight place: Lübeck (departure)

  • 6 nights in the booked category, including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (9am-18pm)
  • 7 days service hotline
  • 1 x per room extensive travel documents with maps/route description for the tour
  • GPS data on request

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  • April 27.04.2024, 02.05.2024 - May XNUMX, XNUMX
Price in € per person *
Double room including breakfast 669,00 €
Single room including breakfast 869,00 €

Mid season

  • April 03.05.2024, 21.06.2024 - May XNUMX, XNUMX
Price in € per person *
Double room including breakfast 769,00 €
Single room including breakfast 969,00 €


  • April 22.06.2024, 17.08.2024 - May XNUMX, XNUMX
Price in € per person *
Double room including breakfast 819,00 €
Single room including breakfast 1.019,00 €


  • April 18.08.2024, 21.09.2024 - May XNUMX, XNUMX
Price in € per person *
Double room including breakfast 769,00 €
Single room including breakfast 969,00 €

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag - €80,00
  • Electric rental bike (ladies) with 2 luggage bags - €180,00

group discounts

When 5 people or more are traveling together. A group discount will be given in the following periods.
Further information and the discount scale can be found under Offers > Group discounts .

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Old Salzstrasse

7 days
Overnight stays
6 nights
Overnight stays
about 232 - 267 km

Lübeck - Hamburg - Lüneburg - Lübeck

Every Saturday from April 27th to September 21th, 2024 (special dates from 6 people possible)

Price in € per person * 2023 Cat I
Double room including breakfast €589
Single room including breakfast €779

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Train: to/from Lübeck train station

Flight: to/from Lübeck airport


  • Hotel parking spaces approx. 10 € / day, some free parking spaces (not guaranteed, subject to availability, no advance reservation possible, payable on site)
  • Further parking options (free/paid) at www.parkopedia.de


  • Rooms with shower/toilet or bath/toilet
  • Category I: middle-class hotel or guesthouses with 2-3 stars
  • Category II: Comfort and first-class hotels with 3-4 stars

NOT INCLUDED: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance fees and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.

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