Lüneburg station consists of the two formerly independent stations of the town of Lüneburg. Lüneburg Ost (east) is the current station and Lüneburg West now only forms part of the station precinct. Both entrance buildings are located on islands between the platforms.

Deutsche Bahn
Through station
General information
LocationBahnhofstr. 10, Lüneburg, Lower Saxony
Coordinates53°15′0″N 10°25′11″E / 53.25000°N 10.41972°E / 53.25000; 10.41972
Owned byDeutsche Bahn
Operated byDB Station&Service
Platforms2 (west) + 5 (east)
Other information
Station code3855[1]
DS100 codeALBG[2]
Fare zoneHVV: E/807[3]
Preceding station DB Fernverkehr Following station
Hamburg-Harburg ICE 11 Uelzen
towards München Hbf
towards Hamburg Hbf
ICE 12 Uelzen
One-way operation
One-way operation
ICE 20 Hannover Hbf
towards Basel SBB
towards Hamburg Hbf
ICE 22 Hannover Hbf
Hamburg-Harburg ICE 24 Uelzen
IC 24
ICE 26 Uelzen
Preceding station Metronom Following station
towards Hamburg Hbf
RE 3 Bienenbüttel
towards Hannover Hbf
Bardowick RB 31 Terminus
Preceding station DB Regio Nord Following station
Preceding station Erixx Following station
towards Kiel Hbf
RE 83 Terminus
Terminus RB 32 Wendisch Evern
Lüneburg is located in Lower Saxony
Location within Lower Saxony

Train services


The eastern station is on the main line from Hanover to Hamburg and is served by trains of both Deutsche Bahn and Metronom Eisenbahngesellschaft. In addition to regional trains, Intercity and Intercity-Express trains also stop in Lüneburg.

The route to Lübeck via Lauenburg (Elbe) and Büchen and the route to Bleckede also operate from the eastern station.

The western station served the formerly continuous line from Wittenberg to Buchholz, which is now a single-track branch line to Dannenberg Ost, also called the Wendlandbahn (Wendland Railway), and is used for the transport of nuclear waste to Gorleben. There is also a connection from the western station to the line to Soltau Süd.

Osthannoversche Eisenbahnen (OHE) operate freight and excursion traffic over separated routes to Bleckede and Soltau that are connected by Deutsche Bahn track. While passenger trains from Bleckede ended in the eastern station instead of OHE’s Lüneburg Nord station as early as 1960, the terminus for passenger trains from Soltau was traditionally at Lüneburg Süd (south) station, one kilometre away. Later a contract was signed between DBAG and OHE for the operation of trains to the western station. The operation of scheduled passenger services by OHE to Bleckede was abandoned on 21 May 1977.

The station is served by the following services:[4]

Line Route Interval (min) Operator
ICE 11 MünchenStuttgartFrankfurtGöttingenHannoverLüneburgHamburg Some trains at night DB Fernverkehr
ICE 20 Hamburg-Altona – Lüneburg – Hannover – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe – Fulda – Frankfurt – Wiesbaden Some trains
ICE 24 Hamburg-Altona – Hamburg – Lüneburg – Hannover – KasselWürzburg – Augsburg – Munich – Schwarzach-St. Veit
ICE 26 StralsundHamburgLüneburgHannoverKassel-WilhelmshöheFrankfurt (Main)Karlsruhe 0120
RE 3 (HannoverCelle –)UelzenLüneburg – Hamburg 060 (120) metronom
RE 83 LüneburgBüchenLübeck FlughafenLübeck (– Kiel) 060 Erixx
RB 31 Lüneburg – Winsen (Luhe) – Maschen – Hamburg-Harburg – Hamburg 060 metronom
RB 32 Lüneburg – Dahlenburg – Dannenberg Ost 180 Erixx

Until December 2014 the station was also served by EuroCity "Wawel", which used to run once daily between Hamburg Altona and Wrocław Główny six days a week.

Station infrastructure


The station consists of two stations, each with their own entrance buildings, which lie opposite each other separated by Bahnhofstrasse (station street).

The western station is now used as a casino

The Lüneburg West section of the station is on Wittenberge–Buchholz railway. The station building is built in an elaborate neoclassical style and is now used as a casino. In addition to the disused platform next to the station building, there is another platform that is used by the Regionalbahn services to and from Hamburg and Dannenberg.

The Lüneburg East section of the station has a somewhat simpler entrance building, which is still used as the station building. In addition to the main platform next to the station building, there are still three platforms, each with edges to tracks on both sides, but the easternmost is no longer used.

South of the passenger station is the freight yard. The Lüneburg workshop (Bahnbetriebswerk Lüneburg) was east of it on the opposite side of the tracks until 1960. Since the reconstruction of the station area between 1994 and 2002,[5] the workshop area has been used for the parking of rolling stock.[6]

Lüneburg South station was a few metres to the south, but has been almost completely dismantled.



The station has a park and ride car park, two bicycle parking garages and a passenger drop-off point. The station also has a bus station and a taxi rank.

Art at the station

Matthäus Merian cityscape of Lüneburg, which served as the basis for the mural

The Bardowick painter Hugo Friedrich Hartmann (1870–1960) painted two large murals in the waiting room of the eastern station in 1939. One image shows a heathland scene, the other a Luneburg cityscape based on a copper engraving of the Topographia Germaniae by Matthäus Merian the Elder.



The city and district of Lüneburg have been part of the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (Hamburg Transport Association) since December 2004. Lüneburg is easily accessible with its proximity to Hamburg and its convenient location. The traveling time to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is about 30 minutes.


  1. ^ a b "Stationspreisliste 2024" [Station price list 2024] (PDF) (in German). DB Station&Service. 24 April 2023. Retrieved 29 November 2023.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland (German railway atlas) (2009/2010 ed.). Schweers + Wall. 2009. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.
  3. ^ "Tarifplan" (PDF). Hamburger Verkehrsverbund. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  4. ^ Timetables for Lüneburg station (in German)
  5. ^ Architektenkammer Niedersachsen, ed. (2003). Tag der Architektur 2003 (PDF; 2.48 MB) (in German). Hanover. p. 68. Retrieved 15 April 2014.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  6. ^ Matthias Fuhrmann (ed.). "Das Bw Lüneburg". Deutsche Bahnbetriebswerke und der Triebfahrzeugpark der Deutschen Eisenbahnen von 1920 Bis Heute (in German). Munich: GeraNova Zeitschriften-Verlag. ISSN 0949-2119.