Lauenburg / Germany
Lauenburg is a small town in the southeast Schleswig-Holstein on the Elbe, south of Lübeck. There is a road and railway bridge over the Elbe.
In Lauenburg begins the Elbe-Lübeck Canal. Nearby at the beginning of the old Stecknitz channel is the Palm lock, the oldest surviving lock in Germany. The city also has a picturesque old town. Also worth seeing is the old Mary Magdalene Church, which was founded around 1228. It represents an important architectural monument of the 13th century. If you leave the place on the running trail north of the Elbe you reach after a few minutes the former mouth of the Möllner meltwater channel in the glacial valley of the Elbe.