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Lübeck

Lübeck in northern German is a very old Hanseatic city that was called "Queen of the Hanseatic League".

 

It’s medieval ambiance, brick gothic architecture, historic and cultural attractions dominate the city and make it a great place to visit.  Getting to Lübeck is easy when you travel by ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel or Trelleborg to Rostock and taking your car means you can explore Lübeck and beyond.

 

Surrounded by water, the Old Town has seven towers and five churches and is steeped in over 1000 years of history.  Holstentor, the city’s most famous landmark is one of Lübeck's four original city gates and was built primarily as a symbol of the city's power and wealth. St. Mary's Church features the world's tallest brick vault and right beside this is the modern MuK – the music and congress hall and the location for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. With its unusual walls and small towers, Lübeck Town Hall has been an important and stately building for Lübeck since 1226.  Lübeck is a city known for its Nobel Laureates with Willy Brandt, Günter Grass and Thomas Mann all hailing from the town. At the European Hanseatic Museum you can learn more about Hanseatic history through an interactive exhibition and after that enjoy a coffee in the museum's "Café Fräulei Brömse".  The Museum Drägerhaus houses works of art from well-known names such as Edvard Munch who lived in Lübeck during the early 20th century. The museum is in a beautiful 18th century building which is one of the most stunning in all of northern Germany. Marvel at the six historic brick buildings of The Salzspeicher on the Upper Trave River right next to the Holstentor. Built in the 16th–18th centuries, the houses stored salt that was mined near Lüneburg and brought to Lübeck over the Stecknitz Canal.

 

Lübeck is known for its marzipan all over the world. At Niedereggers you can see where the marzipan is made and pick up some marzipan to take home for friends and family. Staying sweet and you’ll have a real treat if you pay a visit to the Lübecker Bonbon Manufaktur where all the sweets are made by hand from natural ingredients. When you travel to Lübeck you can shop both exclusively and cheaply! On Hüxstrasse the shops are quite luxurious but if you want to visit classic department stores head to Königstrasse, Holstenstrasse and Mühlenstrasse. Take a stroll down the cobbled streets of Fleischhauerstasse and Wahmstrasse and stop off in any of the charming cafés and restaurants and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful place.  Whilst Lübeck is known for its culture and history, the city is also a lively entertainment spot with many taverns, bars and nightclubs coming to life as the sun goes down.

 

Looking for something really fun for all the family?  Make sure a visit to Hansapark is on your list.  The maritime amusement park in Sierksdorf near Lübeck has great rides, attractions and adventures for the whole family.  The Museum für Puppenteather (Puppet Theatre Museum) is comprised of five interconnected historic half-timbered houses and has one of the world's largest collections of puppets, stages, props and posters from three centuries and from all over the world on display. 

 

Lübeck – is waiting for you!

Lübeck in northern German is a very old Hanseatic city that was called "Queen of the Hanseatic League".

 

It’s medieval ambiance, brick gothic architecture, historic and cultural attractions dominate the city and make it a great place to visit.  Getting to Lübeck is easy when you travel by ferry from Gothenburg to Kiel or Trelleborg to Rostock and taking your car means you can explore Lübeck and beyond.

 

Surrounded by water, the Old Town has seven towers and five churches and is steeped in over 1000 years of history.  Holstentor, the city’s most famous landmark is one of Lübeck's four original city gates and was built primarily as a symbol of the city's power and wealth. St. Mary's Church features the world's tallest brick vault and right beside this is the modern MuK – the music and congress hall and the location for the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. With its unusual walls and small towers, Lübeck Town Hall has been an important and stately building for Lübeck since 1226.  Lübeck is a city known for its Nobel Laureates with Willy Brandt, Günter Grass and Thomas Mann all hailing from the town. At the European Hanseatic Museum you can

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