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Culture of Lubeck. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Each city sight of Lübeck is a unique historical landmark. To explore the main places of interest in Lübeck the tourists are recommended to cruise the city central streets on foot. The private residence of the 18th century named Behnhaus located in the Königstrasse is a great architectural masterpiece. Simple building with Rayonnants and traditional front side is nowadays turned to a museum. Among the presented museum showpieces one will find the paintings of Friedrich Overbeck and other painters of the edge of 19th – 20th centuries.
Lubeck is famous for its unique historical sites. However, there are also suitable places here for recreation with children. The most famous children’s landmark of the city is the … Open
The private residence Buddenbrookhaus is of the same cultural interest and historical importance. The residence was built in the first part of the 19th century. This landmark will be of greater interest for genuine gourmands as the magnificent building hosts an upscale restaurant serving ethnic cuisine. The symbolic landmark of the city is the Holstentor. It is a part of the fortifying construction which was erected in Lübeck in the middle of the 15th century.
After savoring the impressive look of the ancient gateway the tourists can visit the Historical Museum set in close vicinity to the landmark. Its vast collection numbers in the thousands of priceless showpieces among which one will find ancient arms, domestic objects, historical documents and art objects. In the heart of the historical part of Lübeck one will find the Town Hall. The construction of this unique building started in the 13th century and lasted for about one hundred years. The main construction material was rare glazed bricks. The ancient Town Hall is considered to be the most beautiful construction of the city as well as the best town hall of the country. Copyright
The signature feature of the ethnic cuisine in Lübeck is plenty of sea foods. The speciality of the local cuisine is the dish made of beef, potato, herring, beetroot and eggs. Despite of … Open
Tourists should also visit the Hospital of Holy Ghost which was established by local merchants in 1280. Initially it served as a refugee for homeless people and later on the scale building was turned to a hospital. Today a part of the building is reengineered and reequipped to a museum. The spacious halls of the former hospital keep the unique fresco paintings of the 14th century as well as medieval sanctuaries. The appearance of the hospital is another point of interest. The graceful building of red bricks is crowned with elegant turrets of turquoise blue. Among other landmarks of the city one should visit the Lübeck Cathedral and the St Anne's Museum.
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♥   Palace 'Schloss Bothmer' , 31.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Lubeck
♥   Domkirche St. Johannes der Täufer, Oldenburg in Holstein, 48.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom St. Marien, Hamburg, 56.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Dom SS. Peter und Paul, Bardowick, 66.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Germany

A lot of attractions can be seen in Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany. This ancient city has preserved medieval buildings. You can find houses built in the 17th century on its streets like Raimerstvite and Deichstrasse. The main attraction is the city center. It boasts the neo-Renaissance Town Hall of the 19th century, the neo-Gothic church of St. Nicholas, which is 147 meters high, and the monument to Bismarck. There are about 60 museums, one of the most famous is the art museum Hamburg Kunsthalle with a total exhibition area of ​​13 thousand square meters. It exhibits mainly art pieces dating back to 19th century. Another museum, dedicated to Ernst Barlach, contains an extensive collection of sculptures and drawings of this sculptor and writer. In Hamburg, the first opera house in Germany, the German National Theater, is located. Not long ago, the Elbe Philharmonic was opened too. … Open
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Culture guide to Lubeck. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Lubeck: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Lubeck. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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