Excursion to the Elbe River – Lauenburg

Some time ago we made an excursion to a little town at the Elbe River called Lauenburg. This little town was founded 800 years ago and has about 12.000 inhabitants. I have found a lot of very old houses, doors, and old guild symbol, a tombstone from the time of the knights and other details there, which you can see below. The eldest house I found was built in 1513, just about the time when America was discovered! In former times the wooden gables of the houses were carved and decorated with beautiful colors. Many houses were timber-framed with old oak wood. The very old houses are all a bit crooked and askew. If you look at the old gables you can see the date when the house was built, the names of the owners and a bible-quote. The house that was built 1513 has the following quote: Thus God has loved the world that he gave his only son… It was written in a very old German, that we can hardly understand nowadays. Of course I was excited to find a lot of old doors, too and a trompe l’oeil painting of a woman that looks out of a window.

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67 thoughts on “Excursion to the Elbe River – Lauenburg

    • I don’t know if this helps and is old enough, Peter:
      Parallel Verse
      Lutherbibel 1912
      Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, daß er seinen eingeborenen Sohn gab, auf daß alle, die an ihn glauben, nicht verloren werden, sondern das ewige Leben haben.

      Textbibel 1899
      Denn also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, dass er seinen einzigen Sohn gab, damit jeder, der an ihn glaubt, nicht verloren gehe, sondern ewiges Leben habe.

      Modernisiert Text
      Also hat Gott die Welt geliebet, daß er seinen eingeborenen Sohn gab, auf daß alle, die an ihn glauben, nicht verloren werden, sondern das ewige Leben haben.

      De Bibl auf Bairisch
      So männig haat dyr Herrgot d Welt gliebt, däß yr seinn Aingebornen hingaab, dyrmit ayn Ieds, wo an iem glaaubt, nit zgrundgeet, sundern auf dös eebig Löbn kimmt.

      King James Bible
      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

      English Revised Version
      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
      I didn’t know it was John 3,16. Thanks for commenting, have a nice day, regards Mitza

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    • Lauenburg is 800 years old but Hamburg is even some hundred years older. But I didn’t find such old houses here. Maybe they burnt down many years ago. Have a nice day, Thomas, regards Mitza

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    • thank you so much for your kind words. Even though I live not far away it was the first time I saw this little town myself and I really enjoyed it a lot, as it was a warm sunny day. Have a nice day, regards Mitza

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    • Me, too. Evrything looks so cozy in these old towns with the small houses. But I don’t know if it was very comfortable inside. The rooms were very small. Thanks for commenting and liking, have a nice day, regards Mitza

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  1. enchanting! just to look at the buildings, the streets and realise the history that has gone before, amazes me. These are wonderful photographs Mitza, a lovely post. the brick and green doors are beautiful. and it looks like Summer…… just lovely 🙂

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    • thanks a lot, dear Debi for your nice words. In summer everything looks so beautiful and warm. Everybody loves these bricks. They are very cozy, my favorite bricks, too. Just imagine, Hamburg is even older. 🙂

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  2. Beautiful and well preserved buildings, interesting that in Greece seems the blue is a prominent color while over here in this small charming city the green color is somewhat of an importance! It’s very pretty against the red brick walls and I love all the fantastic decorative details on the houses and doors. It’s seems like a very neat, very clean and well organized city I might add for the age she has. 800 years is tremendous amount of time.
    Wonderfully captured images of a small old community with a rich history and a typical German architecture.
    Thanks for sharing it Mitza. Hugs ~ Eva

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    • I thought you had places like that, too, Pieter. I have been in Amsterdam many years ago and really liked it a lot. Unfortunately before digital camera time. I wish to return once, if possible. Thanks for liking my post. I’m a person that loves details and I see much more than others, believe me. Sitting on a bench and watching people is nice, 🙂

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  3. What a pretty place! Your photos, as always, are stunning Mitza. NB: I only figured out that the highlighted orange thingie at the top right hand side of my blog is comments or answers to comments I’ve made! So I only saw your reply tonight, sorry about that. i normally only look at the replies through my email feed, didn’t realise I could also see them on the actual blog … duh. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely weekend, we’re going to have rain and it’s very cold tonight. xxx

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    • Thanks a lot, Luke. It’s no problem. I’m happy you liked my post. We surely have a lot of culture around here. We had some snow and now it starts to melt. Have a nice weekend, regards Mitza

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