A place full of history and stories
Would you like a little time travel? Then let yourself be enchanted by the charm of Lügde's old town and stroll through numerous winding streets full of beautiful half-timbered houses and along the city wall - because history comes alive in the historic old town of Lügde.
The cityscape is characterized by picturesque half-timbered houses, enchanted alleys and the historic ramparts that surround the entire city center. Until 1668, Lügde was a fortified center for the territorial policy of the Counts of Pyrmont. They had the place expanded as a "small fortress town". A 1.5 km long city wall with ramparts and seven defense towers was built. After the defensibility was no longer given, the city wall remained in place to protect against flooding. Two of the defense towers and the entire city wall are therefore still preserved. This makes Lügde one of the best preserved agricultural towns in our country.
Numerous historical buildings, such as the former Franciscan monastery and the impressive St. Mary's Church, make a visit to the old town a special experience. Monuments such as the goat fountain on the market square are reminiscent of a fairytale past.