Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Lübeck – queen of hanseatic cities


    How to Get There?


      Deutsche Bahn trains connect the city with Hamburg, Kiel and Rostock, they reach Lübeck Hauptbahnhof (central train station) on a daily basis.

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      Several national roads lead to Lübeck as well as the motorways A1 and A20. Lübecks inner city is easily walked, mainly due to the fact that the streets are pedestrianised. Parking space available around the inner city.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 53.869129
      LONGTITUDE: 10.690050



      The central bus station in front of the main railway station in close proximity to the Holsten Gate (Old Town) offers numerous direct connections to Hamburg, Kiel, Berlin or Eastern Europe (regional buses share the central bus station with local buses)

      Nearest station

      Lübeck Central Bus Station

      Low cost carriers serve Lübeck Airport (LBC), Buses take passengers straight to Lübeck Hauptbahnhof, central bus station as well as to Hamburg

      Nearest airport

      Lübeck (LBC)

    Why Go There?

    Lübeck, the Queen of all the Hanseatic cities, was founded in 1143 as 'the first western city on the Baltic coast'. Today, its appearance is still characterised by a nostalgic medieval ambiance.

    Lübeck, the Queen of all the Hanseatic cities, was founded in 1143 as 'the first western city on the Baltic coast'. Today, its appearance is still characterised by a medieval ambience and by cultural and historical attractions, such as the Holsten Gate, that hark back to Lübeck's glorious past as a free imperial and Hanseatic city.

    Over the centuries, Lübeck's name has stood for freedom, justice and prosperity. Lübeck law was, for its time, a progressive set of land and maritime regulations and inspired the establishment of over 100 towns near to the Baltic Sea, paving the way for the Hanseatic League's dramatic rise to become the biggest trading power of its age. Its undisputed capital was Lübeck, one of the most illustrious early seats of global trade.

    Surrounded by water, the old town with its seven towers and five principal churches brings to life 1,000 years of history and has been protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. And rightly so, because the Gothic, Renaissance, baroque and neo-classical buildings, narrow lanes and streets, churches and abbeys, merchants' houses and fortifications come together to form a remarkable whole. A jewel of brick-Gothic architecture, the Church of St. Mary is Lübeck's finest sacred building, a model for around 70 other churches around the Baltic and of great architectural merit thanks to the highest brick-vaulted roof in the world.

    There must be something in the water of Lübeck or maybe its all in the famous marzipan. The city has connections to two Nobel Prize winning authors like the former chancellor Willy Brandt.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Lübeck, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Local speciality

    Lübeck is a mecca for marzipan lovers! The almond confectionery from Arabia, which has been made locally for centuries. One of the best is Niederegger (Breite Str. 89) - even if you are not buying, the shop´s elaborate seasonal displays are a feast for the eyes.


    With more than 1000 historical buildings you can easily spend a day wandering admist Lübeck´s steeple-punctuated sights. For respite, head south along “An der Obertrave” southwest of the Altstadt – you´ll pass Lübecks loveliest corners.

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