Principality of Lüneburg
- Coat of Arms/Flag: The coat of arms of the Principality of Lüneburg features a blue lion on a golden field
- Capital City: Lüneburg
- Other Settlements: Celle, Uelzen, Soltau
- Languages: German, Latin, French
- Religion(s): Christianity (predominantly Catholicism)
- Government: Feudal monarchy
- Legislature: Council of nobles and representatives from the various towns and villages
- Current Ruler: Prince Johann IV
- Other Notable residents: Hans von der Lippe (wealthy merchant), Dr. Ernst Heidegger (renowned scholar)
German is the official language, but many residents are also fluent in Latin and French. The bustling medieval town of Lüneburg serves as the capital, renowned for its thriving trade and commerce. Other notable settlements within the principality include the towns of Celle, Uelzen, and Soltau.
The Principality of Lüneburg operates under a feudal monarchy with the Prince of Lüneburg holding ultimate authority over the principality and accountable to the Holy Roman Emperor. The legislature comprises of a council of nobles and representatives from various towns and villages, who advise the prince in the governance of the principality. Currently, Prince Johann IV reigns over the principality, with notable figures such as the wealthy merchant Hans von der Lippe and the renowned scholar Dr. Ernst Heidegger among the residents.
Visitors to the Principality of Lüneburg can explore many places of interest such as the St. John’s Church, the Lüneburg Saltworks, and the Lüneburg Heath. However, it is also home to many mythical and folklore monsters and creatures like the legendary “Lüneburger Heidschnucke” (Heath Sheep) and the feared “Hexen von Lüneburg” (Witches of Lüneburg).
Being a part of the Holy Roman Empire, the principality is subject to the laws and jurisdiction of the Emperor and is required to provide troops and resources for the empire’s military campaigns. The principality also has representation in the Imperial Diet, where the Prince or his appointed representative participates in the decision-making process of the empire. The salt trade, controlled by the powerful merchant guilds, plays a vital role in the principality’s economy, and wool production is also a significant industry. The principality boasts a rich cultural heritage, with a mix of Germanic and Roman traditions, and many historical sites and landmarks such as castles, churches, and monasteries.