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. To visit Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) and other attractions in Lubeck, use our Lubeck trip planner.
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  • Not a city I was familiar with before visiting, but it is the epitome of a hidden gem. It is absolutely steeped in history from Roman times through to its prominence during the times of the Hansiatic....  more
    Not a city I was familiar with before visiting, but it is the epitome of a hidden gem. It is absolutely steeped in history from Roman times through to its prominence during the times of the Hansiatic....  more »
  • I found Luneburg to be the much more beautiful city. Even the 2 towers weren’t that “big” or impressive. The innercity is a bit of a mess too. Stil a nice town for a stroll but make sure you stay in....  more
    I found Luneburg to be the much more beautiful city. Even the 2 towers weren’t that “big” or impressive. The innercity is a bit of a mess too. Stil a nice town for a stroll but make sure you stay in....  more »

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