Lübeck is a northern German city notable for its Brick Gothic style buildings. These emerged in the Middle Ages when Lübeck was the capital of the Hanseatic League.
Who wouldn't be curious to get to know a medieval city? Visiting new places is one of the reasons people travel. With its characteristic buildings and historic streets, Lübeck is a popular travel destination. The proximity of the Baltic Sea and the romantic flair of the city embraced by water attracts thousands of tourists every year. There are many reasons why you should go on holiday to Lübeck or Kiel. The extraordinary architectural diversity, the gardens and parks decorated with flowers, the white Baltic Sea air, the two nature reserves, bars and cafés in the historic buildings of the old town - just a few of the reasons. The most impressive is perhaps the Holsten Gate: Not quite ordinary, but very impressive, it rises into the Lübeck sky with its two cone-shaped towers and distinctive pointed roofs.
The old town was built between the 13th and 15th centuries and is located on an island in the Trave. The landmark of the old town is the Holsten Gate, a brick gate that was first completed in 1478. It served to guard the old town.
Due to the many churches and towers that run through the entire cityscape, it owes its nickname the city of the 7 towers.
Sights in Lübeck:
The Holsten Gate, the city's landmark, is an impressive structure. With its two conical towers, which are not quite straight, and the striking pitched roofs, it is 31 meters high and the first striking structure that you see when you arrive in Lübeck from the Baltic Sea. The Holstentor was originally a city gate that separated the city of Lübeck from the outside world, but it also served as a protective wall. It is built on a sharp rock that was built from bridge pieces across the Elbe to cross the frozen middle of the river.
The name marzipan comes from Arabic and means "sweet". Marzipan has been produced since the 15th century. Lübeck is no exception and a special Lübeck marzipan is produced here.
The traditional company was founded in 1806 by master confectioner Johann Georg Niederegger and is still one of the city's institutions today. The Niederegger family has developed from a confectioner to a confectioner and marzipan roaster. With the founding of the new manufactory at Lübeck's fish market, Johann Georg Niederegger is demonstrating his enormous commitment to the region. The company is now family-owned by the third generation. Emotions and quality are tradition in our family.
So if you visit Lübeck, you cannot avoid Cafe Niederegger. There are great cakes and a small marzipan museum in honor of them.
As the name suggests, this is a building that is both a monument to the Buddenbrook merchant family, which is portrayed in Thomas Mann's novel, and also has a literary connection. It's more than just a house, it's a walk-through novel.
For the Buddenbrooks, this building is a place of warmth, original action, and stories. Accompanied by the wistful music of the music couple Barbarossa, we move through the premises and learn about the history of the house and the members of the Buddenbrook family.
- Lanes and corridors of Lübeck
Lübeck, the Hanseatic city on the Trave, has numerous alleys and corridors. Discovering them is something special. If you only visit the most famous sights, you will not only get there the quickest way - you will also not be able to experience the full panorama of the city.
These alleys and passages hide numerous small houses, gardens, old buildings and historical grounds. It's not easy to find yourself here if you don't know where you are - another special feature of Lübeck that only those who venture into these alleys and corridors will discover.
Lübeck has many sights to offer. In addition to the town hall, the Holstentor and the harbour, there is also the museum harbour, which is located on the outskirts of Lübeck's old town.
Here you will find 27 historic sailing boats that show the heritage of seafaring. The port also offers its visitors an exhibition in a Peter Rehder house that you should find worth seeing.
Coco's insider tip
The Dietrichs is a cafe, bar and wine bistro, in short a place where you get the right drink 100%. Be sure to try the `KöniGIN der Hanse´´
A new story from the Hanseatic city: KöniGIN der Hanse, the new gin with almonds, roses and butterscotch
GIN is always appropriate when people are partying! Especially when Lübeck celebrates - because this year the Hanseatic city will be 875 years old.
Unlike most birthdays, this one isn't about the presents. In order to honor this occasion exactly, Lübeck & Travemünde Marketing GmbH has created a gin that is unique worldwide with KöniGIN der Hanse. KöniGIN der Hanse, originally born in Lübeck, is a gin with almonds, roses and butterscotch.
We have another romantic insider tip for Lübeck. Definitely visit the port of Travemünde. The Baltic Sea port is only 20 km away and is a must-see for anyone visiting the north. Here you can stroll through the old town or along the water and dine in one of the great restaurants on the water. This is 20 kilometers from Lübeck and is the Baltic Sea port of the Hanseatic city.