Take a stroll in Lübeck to discover the major points of historic interest and delight our eyes and palate in a historic bakery specialising in marzipan followed by some free time in the centre.
What we will see
- Holstentor and the seven spires
- Hospital of the Holy Spirit
- Town Hall and St. Mary's Church
- Buddenbrook house
- Niederegger bakery
- Free time in the city centre
What we will do
- We leave the port by coach and head to the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, where we can discover the fascinating historic centre that was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987.
- We stroll along the historic alleyways and courtyards that bore witness to the economic splendour that the Hanseatic League enjoyed between late Medieval times and the start of the Modern Age.
- Our guided tour brings us face to face with the Holstentor, the most famous of the five gates that belong to the medieval city fortifications. We can also spot the seven spires belonging to five large churches characterising the city's skyline.
- We then head on to the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, founded by the city's rich merchants in around 1280, and reach the Town Hall and St. Mary's Church, home to the biggest mechanical organ in the world.
- A must for any tourist in Lübeck is the Buddenbrook house, the former residence of brothers Heinrich and Thomas Mann who were born in the Hanseatic city itself.
- The guided tour ends in the historic Niederegger bakery specialising in marzipan. We can taste and admire the elaborate creations made with almond meal.
- In the afternoon, we will have plenty of free time to explore Lübeck's picturesque stone streets and a variety of refined, sophisticated shops before heading back to Hamburg port.
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