LÜBECK tourist attractions

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Lübeck is a Baltic port that flourished during the Middle Ages. At that time, it was the capital of Hanza and was rich in maritime trade. A memory of the prosperity period is the well-preserved Old Town, which has been inscribed on the UNESCO list.

In the early Middle Ages, the site of today's Lübeck was the Slavic stronghold of Liubice. It existed until the 12th century, when the entire area was conquered by the army of Henry the Lion. A new city was founded, with a spatial arrangement typical of northern Germany, which has survived to this day.

The Golden Age for Lübeck was the 14th and 15th centuries. Most of the city's most important monuments were erected then. They were surrounded by walls with powerful gates. The most important of them was the Holstein Gate, which is now the symbol of Lübeck.

From the Holstein Gate, which now houses a museum, the city's main street leads to the market square. There is a Gothic town hall built of black and red bricks and a St. Mary's church with a two-tower facade. The streets of the Old Town are not short of other interesting monuments. These include Cathedral in Lubeck, church of St. Idzi, the Holy Spirit Hospital or the 16th century Buddenbrook House, in which Tomasz and Heinrich Mann grew up. On the outskirts of the center is the Old Port of Gothmund and the Gothic Salt Granaries.

The importance of Lübeck as a Hanseatic city was decided to commemorate the creation of the European Hanseatic Museum. Several other museums also operate here, such as the Museum of St. Art. Anna, the Museum Puppet Theater and Günter Grass House. On the Trave River, you can take a cruise on the Hanseatic Ship "Lisa von Lübeck", get to know the city from the amphibious boat Splash tour Lübeck.

Lübeck is also a holiday town. There is the seaside district of Travemünde here, which is a thriving resort with a wide, sandy beach and developed entertainment life.

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