Postcards from Lübeck
Hosltentor gate is probably the best known landmark of Lübeck. This city gate, located on the west side of the Old Town, serves also as a museum, with exhibitions about the history of the town and the Hanseatic trade links that led to the prosperity of Lübeck. Holstentor was one of the four gates to the city, that was surrounded with a strong town wall, that was built to protect the wealth. The handsome twin-towered gate was built in 1464-1478, and besides being part of the defensive wall, it represented the status of the town.
Lübeck Town Hall
The City of seven Towers
Medieval streets of the Old Town
We visited Lübeck as a short day trip on our way through Germany to Travemünde port, from where we took a ferry to Finland. Unfortunately we only had time for a short sightseeing tour, which clearly was not enough – we would have loved to stay a bit longer. So tip for your trip, reserve at least one full day for Lübeck!
Have you visited Lübeck, or maybe some other Hanseatic towns in Germany or elsewhere? Share your thoughts in comments!