Uelzen

The new town hall

Uelzen is a town in northeast Lower Saxony and also the county town of Uelzen county. It is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and also a Hanseatic town in its own right.

Uelzen is a picturesque place with pretty, timber-framed buildings as well as some impressive examples of North German brick Gothic architecture. The town's fame grew considerably in the last decade when Viennese artist and architect, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, was commissioned to redesign its station. The result was the striking "Hundertwasser Station" which has since become a tourist magnet.

Understand

Until 17 April 1945 a Nazi concentration camp was established in Uelzen. The camp was a subcamp of the Neuengamme concentration camp.

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By road

Uelzen lies on the intersection of the B 71, B 191 and B 4 federal roads. The nearest motorway is the A7. Take the Soltau-Ost exit and follow the B 71 east for about 52 km to Uelzen.

By rail

Uelzen is on the main Hanover to Hamburg railway. There are also regional services to Soltau, Brunswick and Magdeburg.

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Hundertwasserbahnhof

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