Shore Excursion Details

Hanseatic Lubeck & Brewery

Hamburg, Germany

Hanseatic Lubeck & Brewery


  • 6
    hrs Estimate Duration

Immerse yourself in the historical and architecture splendor of Lubeck, a remarkably scenic city founded in 1143 on the Baltic coast of northern Germany.

After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely 90 minute drive to Lubeck, a major trading center of the Hanseatic League that once controlled commerce here. Despite damage from World War II, many of Lubeck’s important buildings survived, earning the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for its historical urban character. The basic structure of the Old City remains unaltered, including its 15th- and 16th-century patrician houses, churches and salt storehouses on the Trave River.

You will enter Lubeck’s original downtown through the iconic Holstentor gate and then walk along the picturesque River Trave where you will discover such highlights as the historic Holy Ghost Hospital, the best-preserved medieval hospital in Germany. St. Jacob´s Church, easily recognized by its four spherical globes, was built for seamen who needed a place to worship. Continuing on, you will enjoy an inside visit of St. Mary’s Church. The brick basilica is so distinctive it served as the model for other Gothic-style churches throughout the Baltic.

Another stop will be made at the Brewery Brauberger, where you can linger over a stein of beer, learn about the brewing process and crunch on a pretzel. Incredibly, Lubeck was home to about 180 breweries in 1450, but Brauberger is one of the few that remains.

Nearby, you will also find the Rathaus, one of the oldest town halls in Germany. Its distinctive blend of Gothic and Renaissance styles make it a must-see destination. Finally, you will enjoy a bit of free time to stroll about on your own and perhaps grab a quick bite to eat before its time to rejoin your coach and return to the pier.

Need to Know:

Note: Travel time to Lübeck is approximately 90 minutes each way. Your guide will join you in Lübeck; however, an escort will accompany your coach transfer to/from Lübeck. This tour includes approximately 2 hours of moderate walking that includes some steps, cobblestone and uneven surfaces to negotiate. Most shops in the city are closed on Sundays and holidays; only a few souvenir shops may be opened. We suggest you bring Euros as some shops do not accept credit cards or other currency. Some toilet facilities require a fee (50 cents to 1 Euro).

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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