A small town at the bank of the river Elbe
Lauenburg is not far from my hometown and we like taking a trip to the old part of it to look at the river Elbe.
Lauenburg has a lower part, mainly one long row of old houses with interesting entrances and some shops with arts and crafts.
Walking up one of the little backstreets, one reaches the upper part of Lauenburg. 900 years ago there was a castle above the river. The watchtower dating back to the 15th century is a reminder of that time. It was used as jail and a lookout. Later a residence replaced the castle and these days it is integrated into everyday life in Lauenburg.