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Lübeck

The Hanseatic city of Lübeck stands for narrow alleyways, traditional houses, the seven spires, UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Holsten Gate, tasty marzipan and much more besides. Set off on the trail of Lübeck’s Nobel Prize winners, Günter Grass, Thomas Mann and Willy Brandt, and explore the “Queen of the Hanseatic League”!

Narrow alleyways and historic houses, salty air and proud sailing ships, marzipan and maritime flair – that is Lübeck!

Plunge into the winding streets of the Old Town with its UNESCO World Heritage Site backdrop and explore hidden passages and courtyards. Holsten Gate is the emblem of the city and an absolute must for your holiday snaps. A true marzipan paradise awaits you at Café Niederegger. Would you like to trace the footsteps of Thomas Mann, Günter Grass and Willy Brandt? Then visit the exhibitions on the life and work of these three Lübeck Nobel Prize winners. In the new European Hansemuseum, you can immerse yourself in the world and life at the time of the Hanseatic League. In the run-up to Christmas, take an enchanting stroll through the Christmas markets in Lübeck. Just a stone’s throw away from the old town island lies the seaside resort of Travemünde, a place of inviting beach walks and sailing fun. Here you can do a spot of ‘ship watching’ and enjoy the day with a fresh Baltic Sea breeze in your hair.

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Holsten Gate


Along with the Brandenburg Gate, Cologne Cathedral and Munich’s Liebfrauen Church, the Holsten Gate is one of Germany’s best known monuments in the world. The gate was built between 1464 and 1478. There has been a museum inside the Holsten Gate since 1950, and the current exhibition traces the history of the town as the centre of northern European trading routes.

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Malerwinkel (Painters’ Corner)


An idyllic location by the water with views of medieval houses, washing fluttering in the wind and Lübeck Cathedral.

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St. Mary’s Church


St. Mary’s Church was the model for around 70 brick Gothic churches in the Baltic Sea region. The interior and the guided tours of the tower and vault are fascinating.

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St Anne's museum district


Modern and historical exhibition rooms, courtyards and gardens provide an insight into the UNESCO World Heritage site of Lübeck’s Old Town.

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