1. Germany
  2. Schleswig-Holstein
  3. Lübeck
  4. The Holsten Gate

Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

Product ID: 60329
Travel back in time in Lübeck and learn more about the history of the Hanseatic League between the 12th and the 17th century. Discover the historic city centre and see iconic sights such as the Holsten Gate, the Rathausmarkt square, and St. Mary's Church.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the landmarks of the city of Lübeck such as the famous Holsten Gate, the Trave Harbour, the City Hall and the Buddenbrook House
  • Find out more about the association of North German merchants, which was to secure sea connections and trade
  • Stroll through narrow alleys, admire idyllic backyards, and take a look at the city's traditional architecture
Full description
Immerse yourself in the history of the Hanseatic League in beautiful Lübeck and discover the old town with its narrow alleys and typical stepped gables. Learn how the Hanseatic League grew from a connection of merchant guilds to a confederation of cities, which in its heyday included about 300 maritime and inland cities in Northern Europe from Riga to Bruges. 

Start at the historic Holstentor, one of four city fortification gates at this wall passage alone. Stroll past the salt storehouses and the Trave Harbour. Go through the Große Petersgrube, one of Lübeck's oldest streets with beautiful old brick and stepped-gable buildings.

See St. Mary's Church, which was the model for numerous churches in the Hanseatic cities in the Baltic region. Passing by the Buddenbrook House of the Mann family, you'll finally reach the venerable Schiffergesellschaft guild hall, where the sailors of the Hanseatic League used to stop by. The tour ends at the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, one of the oldest social institutions of Lübeck, where you can take a look into one or two romantic backyards.
Includes
  • Professional city guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please meet your tour guide at the Holsten Gate.

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From US$ 210.94 Per group up to 8

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Seen and experienced a lot. My guide fully focused on my interests and showed me places that I would never have noticed myself.

February 16, 2020

Terrific tour in faultless English by knowledgeable guide

Our guide Cornelia responded immediately to our particular interests and built our walking tour around them. She has contributed immensely to our enjoyment of our time in Lubeck.

September 4, 2018

Lübeck:Cute Medieval town

Stephanie was going to be our guide but couldn't make it...she made sure we had the next best guide named Uli who gave us a great historical tour of Lübeck.

July 13, 2017

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Hamburg Tours

Product ID: 60329