What do you see in Lübeck?

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Lübeck is a quiet city north of Germany, which today stands out for having preserved an important medieval heritage and a very distinctive architectural heritage. For centuries it was capital of the Hanseatic League, and now displays it proudly.

What do you see in Lübeck?

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Today we offer a selection of points of interest that can not miss to see in the city of Lübeck, these points are:

Rathaus (town hall):

This is a small building but no less impressive, with typical Hanseatic architecture. It is perhaps the most prominent building in Lübeck, with Marienkirsche church: its facade is made of the characteristic brick clay, in this case alternating with rows of black bricks.

The northern doors dates from the thirteenth century and are typical two holes to offset the effect of the strong winds that always makes an appearance in the city Germanic. We can also see on the front of his marked composite architectural building built in white and faced the Markt (town square).

It is in this small place where they celebrate the traditional Christmas market, you can enjoy if you decide to escape to Lübeck on your holidays in December.


Holstentor is undoubtedly the most photographed image of Lübeck and therefore its most famous monument. This is the great gateway to the old town, an island surrounded by two rivers. The gate was built in the fifteenth century and consists of two towers linked by powerful arc that locked. It is the emblem of Lübeck. With the right frame, we can shoot one shot the towers and two needles belonging to the churches of St Peter and St. Marien.

Nearby we see small scale models of Holstentor and the other 3 doors that formed the set of 4 medieval city gates, which were destroyed in the past. In this way we can get an idea of the impressive wall that surrounded Lübeck five centuries ago.


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By the River Trave, just to the right of Holstentor see a row of old buildings with beautiful finishes, called Salzspeicher. Salt stores were built in the late sixteenth century that stored salt from Lunenburg to their final destination in Scandinavia. Today they are mostly clothing stores, very good quality.


Just behind the Rathaus you can find the largest and most beautiful church of Lübeck, Marienkirche. It is evident that belongs to the same ensemble that the council, and both were built in the late thirteenth century French Gothic style, but adapted to the idiosyncrasies of Lübeck, red bricks typical Hanseatic style.

Marienkirche was badly damaged during bombing in World War II, and the ruins of its bells still can be seen inside the temple. Dress warmly because in very cold!.

Tou see in Lübeck

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Jacobikirche is the parish church of Lübeck seafaring community. Marienkirche is smaller than, but nevertheless a very similar style.

It houses interesting works of art as Brömbse Altar in the chapel to the right of the entrance, or the Baroque organ will find in the west gallery of the church.


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Dom (Cathedral):

The great cathedral of Lubeck is located at the southern end of Old Town, and is the only surviving building from the time of Henry the Lion, the ruler of the city in 1158. Its construction was completed in the late thirteenth century and has spectacular towers 120 meters high, in his characteristic red brick. Inside find a large astronomical clock, added to the church in the seventeenth century. We can easily see the aftermath of the bombing of the Second World War.

The great cathedral of Lubeck

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Small squares and courtyards of Lübeck:

In the old capital of the former will find many of these small courtyards, giving it much of its charm. We’ll see «tunnels» into brick houses, which will lead to small courtyards where we will see more tunnels and brick houses! Some of the best patios are located along the street Straße Glockengiesser such as Füchtings-Hof, or Glandorps-Gang, or Haasenhof Glandorps-Hof, all towards the east of the island. Others find in the west, near the Trave, about Engelsgrube street. However, it is best that you discover yourself and tell us about it!

If you have a few hours of quiet during your visit, really worth getting lost in this medieval patterns of Lübeck center will be one of the most rewarding experiences you can take back home.

Good in your destiny to Lübeck!

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