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Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), Lubeck

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Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) represents one of the best-preserved maritime cities in Germany. Church steeples and a compact, medieval core dominate this UNESCO World Heritage site. You can explore the winding streets and old fortifications. At one point in the past, this was accessible only via imposing gates set within the walls. Admire the wide array of Gothic-style architecture and the mix of northern European fashions on display. The latter is a product of the city's 600-year position as the capital of the Hanseatic League. The giant Holstentor gate, a two-towered structure, is a symbol of Lubeck itself. Be sure to stop at a shop for marzipan treats, considered to be the local specialty. Plan your Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lubeck using our Lubeck vacation generator.
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  • We planned two nights in Lübeck on our way to Lüneburgheide and found it surprisingly pleasant. We had already done Hamburg and Bremen but still found it interesting. THe old town has a good mix of ol...  more »
  • Nice town. Quite a lot of traffic in the city. The restaurants by the water gets full quickly so was out in good time. However, think better of Rostock.
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  • It is worth visiting even though there is an understandable mixture of old and new building due to the bombing in WW2. The city is quite crowded with tourists, but I have visited other smaller towns t...  more »

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