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Lubecks Hanseatic History & Story

Hamburg (Kiel), Germany

Lubecks Hanseatic History & Story

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Become immersed in the historical and architectural splendor of Lubeck, a major trading center of the Hanseatic League, whose heyday was the 14th and 15th centuries. Despite some damage from World War II, many of Lubeck’s most important buildings survived, earning the city a designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its historical urban character. The basic structure of the Old Town remains unaltered, including its patrician houses, churches and salt storehouses on the Trave River. As you explore the atmospheric streets of the original downtown, you may see landmarks such as the New Market, the oldest town hall in Germany and St. Mary’s Church. The brick basilica is so distinctive that it served as the model for other Gothic-style churches throughout the Baltic. The lasting influence of the Hanseatic League will really come to life as you browse the comprehensive exhibits in the Hansemuseum, which focuses on the long history of the league.


HIGHLIGHTS:
• Gain insight into Lubeck’s role as a powerful trading center in the Hanseatic League. • Browse a museum solely devoted to the Hanseatic League, which lasted about 500 years. • Explore Lubeck’s Old Town, a World Heritage site hailed for its historical urban character.

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Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

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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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