View with the bridge on the River Lippe

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 51°37′N 7°31′E / 51.617°N 7.517°E / 51.617; 7.517Coordinates: 51°37′N 7°31′E / 51.617°N 7.517°E / 51.617; 7.517
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Unna
  Mayor Hans Wilhelm Stodollick (SPD)
  Total 59.18 km2 (22.85 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 85,867
  Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 44532, 44534, 44536
Dialling codes 02306, 0231
Vehicle registration UN, LÜN
Website www.luenen.de

Lünen or Luenen is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located north of Dortmund, on both banks of the River Lippe. It is the largest town of the Unna district and part of the Ruhr Area.

In 2009 a biogas plant has been built to provide electric power to the city. Lünen is the first city in the world receiving electricity via public utility companies that is generated on the base of animal waste.[2] The plant produces up to 6.6 MW, to supply 26,000 homes with heat and electricity.[3]


Berlin 1966: Hans Scharoun (right), Otto Nagel (left)

Culture and main sights

Saint George's Church




Twin towns

Lünen is twinned with:


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