“Queen of the Hanseatic League”, Lübeck is a unique little town with a postcard appearance. Brick Gothic construction of Holsten Gate at the western boundary of the old center is one of the glories of romantic Lübeck.
One of the two remained city gates, Holsten Gate appears in every mentioning of Lübeck; it is so famous, that everybody considers it as a symbol of the town. You will easily recognize two pointed cylindrical towers and arched entrance of the city gate on the German two-euro commemorative coin and on the 50 DM bank notes issued from 1960 to 1991.
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The best way to make a closer acquaintance with Lübeck is to fall in love with its lively city center. Medieval Altstadt (old city), situated on an island, is surrounded by River Trave. This historical gem together with Holsten Gate has been on UNESCO World Heritage List since 1987. And it’s no wonder, for the old city center of Lübeck offers an unforgettable adventure for all connoisseurs of architecture.
You will see the best preserved buildings of Lübeck, such as Marienkirche or St. Mary’s church, the first historical example of Gothic-style brick architecture. Among the church attractions is the world’s largest mechanical organ and two bells that fell on the floor during the air raids in 1942 and still remain there as a memorial. Another building worthy of your attention is large brick Dom zu Lübeck, possibly the oldest architectural monument of the city.
Other attractions include;
- Buddenbrooks House is a monument to the life and work of the two world-known brothers Thomas and Heinrich Mann. Heinrich Mann was famous for the story that became a movie Der Blaue Engel with Marlene Dietrich and Thomas Mann’s novel “Die Buddenbrooks” helped him win a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929.
- St. Catherine’s Church is an incredible Brick Gothic church built in the early 14th century. Former Franciscan monastery houses extraordinary treasures such as Resurrection of Lazarus by Tintoretto and works of Ernst Barlach
- Salzspeicher are six gabled brick buildings on the Upper Trave River, used to store salt transported from Lüneburg in 16th-18th centuries. In 1922 the complex appeared in a classic horror movie Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror
- World-famous Puppet Theatre Museum houses an outstanding collection of adorable marionettes, hand puppets, rod puppets and more, brought from Europe, Asia and Africa.
- Waterside attractions include: Lisa von Lübeck, the reconstruction of a 15th century caravel on the river Trave in Travemünde and Fehmarnbelt Lightship, built in 1906-1908. In the summer the lightship leaves Lübeck museum port and visits different events along the Baltic coast.
Your journey to Lübeck won’t be complete without trying delicious Lübeck treat, a marzipan. Visit Niederegger Marzipan Museum where you can learn how marzipan became a Lübeck specialty. The most interesting exhibits are the marzipan figures of famous Lübeck residents in a size of a man. Indulge yourself with the most delicious cakes and ice cream in the Café Niederegger on the first floor. It was founded in 1806 and since then the secret recipes of the treats have been passed down for generations.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Willy Brandt, born in Lubeck, used to say “I always carried a piece of Lübeck inside me, wherever I had to go.” Take a piece of Lübeck into your heart. During your journey stay in the cheapest hotels of Lübeck or the most luxurious ones for the lowest price possible. Find the best offers at Booked.net.