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.
1. The optimum city transport is the bus. Several dozens of bus routes cover all the city districts. Near every public transport stops one will find special stalls to buy tickets from. Travelers...
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.
Old Lubeck is easily identified among modern buildings because this part of city is built using red bricks. Old town or the Altstadt is situated on the island that can be reached on two old bridges - Holstenstor and Burgtor. Among the attractions of this place tourists may like many churches. The most famous of them are the Church of St. Mary and the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral, the House of Buddenbrooks (this house is also the home of writers Thomas and Heinrich Mann), the Museum of St. Anne, the Museum of History of Marzipan, the Museum of Arts and History of Culture, museum of theater puppets, and many other places of interest.