Lubeck is a port city located on the north coast of Germany in Schleswig-Holstein land. The Trave River flows near the city. As a Baltic port which had had an advantageous geographical location, Lubeck grew rapidly during the Medieval. The city was founded in the XI century, when it was built on place of the Slavic fortress. In different times Lubeck was a free imperial city, and the principal city of the Hanseatic League.
Lubeck is situated in the northern part of the country, so the city hasn’t had an opportunity to build houses, churches and cathedrals made of limestone. This material was very popular due to fashion trends in the gothic architecture. However, the local masters found the solution – they used simple bricks in the building of Gothic facades and arches. Because of this fact nowadays tourists can see great examples of the Gothic art and enjoy amazing looks of the buildings constructed in the Medieval. Among such buildings are Lubeck Cathedral, the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall with a raised carved facade, the church of St. Peter, and many other sights.
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