Hanseatic City of Lübeck
In 1987, Lübeck was the first Old Town in Germany to be officially designated a Cultural Heritage Site. The medieval atmosphere and historically important cultural sights shape the face of the city and testify to Lübeck's great past as a Hanseatic City. Surrounded by water, the historic Old Town is a significant symbol of brick stone architecture from the Gothic period.
Despite the damage it suffered during the Second World War, the basic structure of the old city remained unaltered. The seven church spires have dominated the city skyline ever since the Middle Ages. The Holsten Gate is known throughout the world and is now the symbol of the city. The most important buildings are listed as World Heritage Sites, such as the Town Hall, the 'Burgkloster' convent, the Koberg district, a completely preserved quarter of the late 13th century and the old salt warehouses on the left side of the River Trave.
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Marzipan is the most famous export of the town.
A visit to Lübeck's Christmas Markets, which were first mentioned in 1648, is a must for all visitors during the festive season.
Spend a day at the seaside, Travemünde is fondly referred to as 'Lübeck's fair daughter'. A broad white sandy beach and a long history make this seaside resort very special
- Flight time from London: 1 hour 30 min
- Hamburg Airport: 66km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour 20 min
- Nearest railway station: Lübeck Hauptbahnhof
- Currency: Euro