Lubeck, Germany Cruise Port, 2019 and 2020 Cruises to Lubeck, Germany | The Cruise Web
 

Lubeck, Germany Cruise Port

Lubeck is a city in North Germany and one of the country's major ports that is located on an island enclosed by the River Trave in Schleswig-Holstein. The city is most famously known for being the leading city in the Hanseatic League, which was a very powerful defensive and economic alliance of merchant guilds that left an impressive architectural and cultural heritage. The Brick Gothic architecture that is evident in the city led to it being named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has a rich history that dates back to 9,700 BC, as evidenced by the presence of Neolithic burial sites that are found throughout the region. Featured below are some of the recommended experiences, attractions, and activities that visitors could enjoy after cruising to Lubeck, Germany:
 
  • Visitors should take the time to visit one of the city gates, called Holstentor, as it is considered to be the most recognizable building in Lubeck. The city-gate was built in 1464, and it is considered to be a national icon; a small museum here tells of the gate's history.
     
  • Those who are interested in learning all about the historical Hanseatic League should pay a visit to the European Hansemuseum. It was opened in 2015 and holds modern informational displays on the 600 year long alliance between multiple European merchant guilds.
     
  • Anyone interested in learning about the region's religious history while admiring unique architecture, a visit to the St. Mary's Church would prove to be worthwhile. The church has the world's largest brick-vaulted roof, and numerous attributes of Brick Gothic architecture.
     
  • One shouldn’t miss the Lubeck’s main attraction, a medieval city referred to as Altstadt, because it was named as an UNESCO World Heritage site, due to the wealth of architectural styles that are found in the city's streets.
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