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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”!

Exciting experiences on the water’s edge

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

Immerse yourself in the winding streets of the Old Town, nestled within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, 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 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.

Cities right by the water

Be it on the seashores or in the midst of lush lake landscapes; be it on the Kiel Canal, along winding canals or clear rivers: Schleswig-Holstein holiday happiness is reflected in the water’s surface in the most beautiful colours, no matter the season. While spring sees cities blossom in all their splendour, the bathing season will spoil you with a fresh summer breeze. Autumn strengthens life and country with a distinct tailwind, while winter makes the “kluntje” – the region’s famous sugar candy – clink in your tea cup. And so, every season in Germany’s true north has its own special charm.

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Zwei ältere Frauen stehen am Hafen mit Segelboot im Hintergrund
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