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  • Lübeck: Classic Tour of the Hanseatic City

    1. Lübeck: Classic Tour of the Hanseatic City

    Discover the Hanseatic city of Lübeck with its unparalleled architecture, especially significant to its appointment as the first German UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. See the unique skyline of Lübeck, decorated with the 5 main churches, the world-famous "Holstentor" (Holsten Gate) and the brick "Kaufmannshäuser" (merchants' houses), all signifiers of the hundred-year-long history of this Baltic Sea city. Hear interesting stories about the history of the city. Begin at the famous Holsten Gate and continue to the "Salzspeicherhäusern," past the former industrial heart of the city, the Port of Lübeck. Continue to the famous town hall with its traditional Hanseatic architecture and history, then to the sweet "Teufelchen" and St. Mary's Church. Conclude the tour with a stroll through the famous streets and the decorated houses at Buddenbrook-Haus.

  • Lübeck: Backyards and Town Houses Private Guided Tour

    2. Lübeck: Backyards and Town Houses Private Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at the Holsten Gate then head out onto the streets of Lübeck for your private, guided tour. Appointed as a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site, the city is renowned for its Gothic brick architecture and centuries-old buildings. Stroll through the narrow streets, past romantic houses, and local craft stalls as you discover the beautiful old town of Lübeck. Admire the typical architecture of this Hanseatic city displayed through the array of house signs and gables. Follow your guide through small courtyards, alleyways, secluded spots, and low passages, listening to fascinating insight into the living conditions of the citizens along the way. Learn about the historical ‘angel pit’, and why it has nothing to do with so-called heavenly messengers, and discover what’s so special about the street lamps in the city. Finally, stroll past the pilgrim church of St. Jakobi before end...

  • Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

    3. Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

    Immerse yourself in the history of the Hanseatic League in beautiful Lübeck and discover the old town with its narrow alleys and typical stepped gables. Learn how the Hanseatic League grew from a connection of merchant guilds to a confederation of cities, which in its heyday included about 300 maritime and inland cities in Northern Europe from Riga to Bruges.  Start at the historic Holstentor, one of four city fortification gates at this wall passage alone. Stroll past the salt storehouses and the Trave Harbour. Go through the Große Petersgrube, one of Lübeck's oldest streets with beautiful old brick and stepped-gable buildings. See St. Mary's Church, which was the model for numerous churches in the Hanseatic cities in the Baltic region. Passing by the Buddenbrook House of the Mann family, you'll finally reach the venerable Schiffergesellschaft guild hall, where the s...

    Our guide Cornelia responded immediately to our particular interests and built our walking tour around them. She has contributed immensely to our enjoyment of our time in Lubeck.

  • Lübeck: Architecture and Local Craft Private Guided Tour

    4. Lübeck: Architecture and Local Craft Private Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at the Holstentor then head out onto the streets of Lübeck for your private, guided tour. Appointed as a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site, the city is renowned for its Gothic brick architecture and centuries-old buildings. With your local guide, discover the wonders of Lübeck as you wander through the city’s quaint streets, admiring magnificent church buildings, playfully decorated townhouses, and more. During the tour, learn about Lübeck’s original street system, the artificial expansion of the construction areas in the Middle Ages, sagging houses, modern gable alterations, and Lübeck’s world-famous churches. One of the many highlights of the tour includes a stroll through the town market place, where you can marvel at the town hall and the famous Ratskirche St. Marienchurch. Then, pass through the Baroque Buddenbrockhaus until you reach the Glockengießerstraße, where...

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Walk thru Lübeck Old Town Neighborhood

I met Camelia at the Old City Gate and spent 2 hours with Camelia. I got a lot of good information about Lübeck from the modern era and the founding of Lübeck in the early middle ages. I really liked walking through the city and Camelia taking through small neighborhood passage ways, old churches, X-mas market, canal area, and city hall. I got a good overall of the city. I think this tour is a good overview of the city and you can choose what you want to see on your own in more detail. Camelia introduce to Niederegger Lübeck to me. It is a historic confectioner and they have been making marzipan treats.

Terrific tour in faultless English by knowledgeable guide

Our guide Cornelia responded immediately to our particular interests and built our walking tour around them. She has contributed immensely to our enjoyment of our time in Lubeck.

Lübeck:Cute Medieval town

Stephanie was going to be our guide but couldn't make it...she made sure we had the next best guide named Uli who gave us a great historical tour of Lübeck.

Seen and experienced a lot. My guide fully focused on my interests and showed me places that I would never have noticed myself.