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Colors of Lubeck - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Lubeck is a beautiful hospitable city with interesting historical monuments and many distinctive traditions. The traditional summer festival, the custom of which originated in the distant 1848, has been held in the city for more than 150 years. The beautiful holiday is one of the main symbols of Lübeck. Historic Volksfestplatz remains a permanent venue. For the duration of the festival, it turns into a huge open-air concert and entertainment venue, the most interesting festive activities take place in this square.
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These include fairs where you can buy the best regional products and souvenirs, try dishes and drinks prepared according to old recipes. An important tradition of the summer festival is shooting competitions organized in the same square. The history of the beautiful festival is pretty interesting. In 1848, the region went through very favorable and long-awaited changes. That year, a new German alliance was formed in Frankfurt, the creation of which brought indigenous people more freedom and long-awaited improvements in life.
Townspeople were so happy to meet the favorable changes that they organized a beautiful celebration in honor of the historical event, which has since been held annually. The festival was never canceled even in difficult times for the city. People prepare for it throughout the year. The city's tradition of shooting competitions originated much earlier than the festival, and subsequently, they became an obligatory part of the festive program. An equally important event of the festival is a costumed procession. Its participants are representatives of local dance and music groups, as well as ordinary locals. Copyright
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 … Open
Throughout its history, the Lübeck Summer Festival has undergone many changes. Once it was a one-day holiday, but now it is so large that it takes as many as two weeks. They organize interesting gastronomic festivals, open-air theater performances, and music concerts. For local men, the most important stage is shooting competitions, which are open to everyone. The winner is awarded the honorary title of “The King of the Festival”.
If you visit the city during the largest and most interesting holiday, you can get acquainted with the most fascinating historical traditions. Theater performances and reenactments dedicated to the most significant events in the history of Lübeck are held in squares. Local folklore bands, as well as well-known modern performers, take part in musical performances. A separate entertainment program is prepared for children. They can enjoy colorful playgrounds with rides and carousels, a sea of sweets, and exciting games.
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During the festival, Lübeck offers its guests a special sightseeing program allowing its participants to visit the city's iconic historic attractions and most interesting museums for free. Local restaurants and cafes take an active part in the celebration, inviting the audience to try the most popular traditional dishes. Most of such dishes are prepared according to unchanged historic recipes, which were relevant back in the 19th century. Entertainment in the main square is in full swing until late at night. Here tourists can buy unique crafts of local artisans and the best delicacies from surrounding farms.
Fans of event tourism and festivals of this kind will be happy to visit Lubeck in late June when the city's main historical holiday usually starts. Outside of the festival, the city will delight guests with its measured and pacifying atmosphere. It is free of fuss and dynamic pace of life inherent in many modern cities. Local residents have a special attitude to historical traditions. They remain the most important component of life and are carefully protected from any changes.
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. … Open
A very interesting local tradition is interest clubs. As noted earlier, many Lübeck residents are not indifferent to shooting sports, and this passion was born hundreds of years ago. Today, the city has several shooting clubs, membership in which is considered very prestigious. Among the many unusual local clubs is the community of pigeon lovers. Societies of hereditary bakers and artisans, hunters and fishermen can also be found in Lubeck.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Lubeck
♥   Domkirche St. Georg auf dem Berge, Ratzeburg, 19.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Domkirche St. Petri, Bosau, 32.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lubeck
♥   Castle 'Eutiner Schloss' , 30.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle Bergedorf' , 52.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Lauenburg' , 55.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kiel Castle' , 62.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Lubeck

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