History:Lunenburg was built in 1753 by the first European Settlers from Germany,
Switherland and France. It is the oldest place of German Settlement in whole Canada.
Lunenburg was named after a german Town of the Niedersachsen County, called Lüneburg.
The naming was the common idea of all settlers, cause they maintend special relations to the English Royal Family. King George II was not only King of Great Britain, but also Elector and Herzog of Braunschweig-Lüneburg.
One finds a similar naming also with the land neighbour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, too. The German meaning of New Brunswick is Neu-Braunschweig.
Lunenburg ist situated at at the entrance of a Peninsula to the west of Mahone Bay, named Lunenburg Bay, 90 km away from the City of Halifax.
In the middle of the town, there are great height differences between 0 and 12 meters about the sea level.
Today Lunenburg has about two thousand inhabitants.
Since 1995 the historical, preserved city centre belongs to the Unesco World Cultural Heritage.
Moreover, Lunenburg is known very much as a shipbuilding location and as the port of registry by Bluenose and Bluenose II.
In Lunenburg even other historical sailing vessels were built. The rose HMCS, the biggest wooden ship, still located in operation of the world and the HMCS Bounty, built for the Movie Mutiny on the Bounty.
In the Lunenburg area there are numerous Hotels, Motels as well as B&B', which are private accomodations. Everywhere in the streets one finds signs with the tip room free.
From this oversized offer it is hard to pick especially good or especially bad accomodation out.
Our top three accomondations are (without a note of the range):
-The Topmast Motel
-The Ashlea House B&B and
-The Second Paradise Retreat
All accomodation distinguishes themselves by cleanness, friendliness and the nearness to the centre. The B&B lies a little closer with the city (downtown area), for it the Motel is in direct neighbourhood of the golf course and owns from all rooms a breathtaking overview about the Lunenburg harbour. The Mangerin, Mary Feener, is very nice, she has always an open ear and the dealings with German guests is accustomed.
By the way: The motel is partly without barriers!
The Second Paradise Retreat is to be found about 10 min far from Lunenburg and lies dreamily on the Second Peninsula. Vacation between fishermen, farmers, boat builders and sail doers is here up to date. These professions are practiced here even today and look back to a long tradition.
|Eat and Drink:|
With the bodily welfare it's like with the accomodation.
Snacks, old historical and top-class restaurants lines up door to door.
Everyones finds here guaranteed the right place.
The main offer of the dishes in Lunenburg consists of fish, lobster and mussels, in all variations and of course caught from local fishermen.
For the quick hunger, the small meal occasionally or only to warm up with a cup of coffee or tea we recommend the Spinnaker Inn, of course with a view about the harbour. It has 2 entrances, one from the Main street and one is accessible from the harbour.
We have decided on fish and chips which was very good, by the way. We take them directly in the harbour at the historical Dockside Restaurant.
Inside one can choose to the seats between new, more trimmed as a snack bar or, however, as a good-quality Inn. In nice weather the terrace, with view about the harbour is a must.
In bad weather or for the meal on the second day
we recommend the Old Fish Factory, which is to be found immediately behind the fish museum.
The restaurant is directly in the harbour, so one
isn't able to have a harbour view, but it's able to have the view above the golf course and the Water.
However, once should be not missing,
a real speciality: Coffee!
He is to be found in a really varied offer in the
Sweet Indulgence. Coffee from Brasil, Columbian coffee, coffee from Chile; darkly, medium or brightly roasted; with or without skim milk, milk, cream, concentrated milk and with or without sugar; and of course also able to choice between white or brown sugar. Everything available and everything for the same price. He is directed only after the size of the mug. One buys a mug and then one may select, how long it may also last. All the same!
As an other sweet offer one can select from a really big number of small cakes, from the cinnamon bun about muffin up to the almond corner kick.
And if one has found everything, one sits down - on real Vienna coffee house chairs. Your health