Germany 2017: Lübeck

Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein:

the famous Holsten Gate

the famous Holsten Gate

At the end of August, I spent a sunday afternoon together with a friend in charming Lübeck.

Lübeck is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities of northern Germany. Many architectural masterpieces were constructed during its long history as an important trading centre of the Hanseatic League. Consequently, Lübeck has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. In addition to the famous Holsten Gate built in the 15th century, the city boasts a number of impressive churches and residential houses. Furthermore, three Nobel Prize-winners lived in Lübeck and are honored by museums: the authors Thomas Mann and Günter Grass as well as the former chancellor Willy Brandt.

Just in time for sunset, we took the train to Travemünde approximately 20 km northeast of the city centre. This little seaside town offers nice walking at the beach as well as the chance to see the famous four-masted sailing-ship Passat.

4 responses to “Germany 2017: Lübeck

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.