Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown), Lubeck

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. To visit Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) and other attractions in Lubeck, use our Lubeck trip planner .
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  • The city is pretty but reading the descriptions of various sites and guides I had overestimated the reality. Beautiful red brick houses, enclosed in a form that vaguely recalls the silhouette of a fish. The reconstructed house where Thomas Mann grew leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth although the work done on the book of the great German writer is notable. About twenty kilometers worth of integrating with typical Baltic austere locations, Travemunde so I thought was turning here and there. A memorable sandwich with a young herring (Matjes so is called around here), he reconciled with the slight disappointment I mentioned earlier ... ...
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  • Beautiful medieval city with its square, the Town Hall and its cathedrals each more beautiful than the other. Do not hesitate to get out of the 2 main shopping street. In the lower part of the city, there are magnificent impasses with small colorful houses adjacent streets adjacent, accessible through discreet porches... just beautiful!
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  • This is our second visit to this beautiful city and really enjoy it again. Easy to walk, great history, lovely scenery, good restaurants. Every thing a tourist can wish for. It is beter to stay outsid...  more »

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