Uelzen from above


The imposing St. Marien Church, the Provost's Office or the Guild House - some special treasures that have survived major fires and wars in the course of the town's history are reminders in Uelzen of the heyday of the Hanseatic League. Hanseatic membership is first mentioned in 1374. In 1470, Uelzen even hosted the Hanseatic Convention - a special honour, as this meeting of the League of Cities was usually held in Lübeck. 

Today, Uelzen is worth living and loving: from idyllic nature to diverse cultural and sporting activities, you will find everything your heart desires here. And if you want to experience the flair of the Hanseatic League at first hand: The weekly market in the historic market streets invites you to bustle and trade on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Facts & Figures

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Year 1270

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52.98406 latitude and 10.53858 longitude

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What is the city known for?

Hundertwasser Station