|Lüneburg 3D: 2015 , Lüneburg/ Germany|
The 3D-environment/computer-simulation is a digital heritage project conceived and carried through at the Gamification Lab at Leuphana University.
Lüneburg is admired by visitors and known for its medieval architecture featuring North German brick Gothic style and artistically adorned gables on historic patrician houses. In the Gamification Lab we are working with an accurate replica of the historical city center as we develop a virtual city tour with Lüneburg 3D. Thanks to our simulation, a computer user in Peking, Moscow or Rio de Janeiro can walk through the streets of Lüneburg and learn about the city’s historic buildings and places. Our primary concern is the transfer of knowledge.
Users can examine the smallest details on buildings steeped in history and listen to information about their historic background.
can start the simulation by clicking on the link below.
(Unfortunately the Unity3D app will not run on Chrome browsers
and not on Firefox, version 4.3 or later)
Screenshot from the simulation
Lüneburg, also called “The Salt City”, is located in the state of Lower Saxony in Northern Germany. Lüneburg is characterized by the beauty and peculiarity of its architecture, which shows prosperity of the town during its participation in the Hanseatic League as main salt trader.
Am Sande, or “on the
Sand”, referring to Lüneburg’s commercial activity in the
Hanseatic League, is the largest open area of the old town of
Lüneburg with a length of 225 meters and a width of 35 to 40
meters. The buildings at am Sande are an evidence of the
economic prosperity of the city in the 15th and 16th centuries.
To show their wealth, residents of the main square embellished
their houses by the use of arcades, ogival arch borders,
enameled tiles with different colors, twisted-rope looking
bricks and terracotta plates, medallions and friezes.