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Lübeck – a gem awaiting to be discovered

Lübeck is a town of tall brick churches, small brick houses with crow-stepped gables, cobbled streets and many tell-tale signs of its remarkable past. It is a city in northern Germany and it was a key port in the Hanseatic League.

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Although it was badly bombed in an RAF raid in 1942, Lübeck was so well restored that in 1987 it was made a Unesco World Heritage Site.

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Lübeck once had four medieval gates but only two remain, the most notable of them being the Holstentor, which is regarded today as a symbol of this German city.

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The old city centre (Altstadt) with its magnificent central square.

The town on the river Trave is often compared to Riga, Gdansk or some Belgian and Dutch cities.

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The new Astronomical Clock in St.Mary’s Church.

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The Gallery Organ is St.Jacob’s Church.

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Lübeck has so much to offer. And if you look up, you will see dragons, you will see puppets… you will see so many wonderful details.

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This page is ideal for chocolate and book lovers…

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And there are some hidden passages that will take you to the most charming streets where time seems to have stopped…

 

 

 

 

15 Comments »

  1. I went to Lübeck for the Christmas market a couple of years ago – a beautiful setting for the market, but as with any Christmas market in Germany, the crowds are terrible! I agree though – a great town, it should be on any visitor’s to-do list when visiting Germany.

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