About Luebeck

 

Lübeck is a unique city, which is wholly found under the protection of UNESCO, called a Gothic fairy tale from the red brick. The area of the old city of Lübeck - only 2 square kilometers, but it’s possible to walk there and to be surprised several days.


The old city of Lübeck is located on the island, connected with several bridges. Most known of them - the bridge before gate of Holstentor. Two massive towers of the gate constructed in XV century, became a symbol of Lübeck. There is a possibility to go in towers by spiral staircases, a museum of local lore is placed there now.

 

During your visit to Luebeck you can study a brick gothic style. The gothic as an architecture style was popular all over the Europe, only in the north part of it  there was no limestone of which built the French Gothic carved cathedrals, therefore local masters instead of limestone took a brick and tried to spread from it the same Gothic vaults. It worked out  in Lübeck, wonderfully. Churches St. Peter, St. Maria, Cathedral of Lübeck, 

a remarkable town hall with a high carved facade, hospital St. Spirit and a monastery St. Anna - only some, vivid examples of a brick gothic style in Lübeck.

Old town in Lübeck is extremely complete, without any modern inserts, and all buildings from the red brick. We can find a lot of unexpensive hotels in the city, as well as a set of various restaurants for reasonable prices. It’s  necessary to visit a delightful Lübeck’s Puppets Theatre. The interior of St. Marias Church represents a bitter reminder about war.

 

 

 

The famous Buddenbrock’s house is placed in Lubeck.  Now it is a museum of Thomas Mann’s family.

Lübeck has more than half a dozen Christmas markets that draw large numbers of tourists and shoppers from Scandinavia and the whole Europe. (If you order a sausage or hot spiced wine in English, the locals will probably assume you're a visiting Swede or Finn.)

 

 

Lübeck is very famous for its excellent marzipan industry, and according to local legend, Marzipan was first made in Lübeck possibly in response to either a military siege of the city, or a famine year.

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