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From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

1. From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

Take a short train journey from Hamburg to enjoy a day trip and guided walking tour in Lübeck. Stroll down the charming alleys of Lübeck’s Old Town, admire the local red brick buildings and see Holsten Gate, St. Mary's Church, and Lübeck Cathedral. Choose between two options depending on your needs. If you choose the fully-guided option, meet your guide at the Hamburg Central Station and travel together to Lübeck and back. If you prefer to travel to Lübeck alone, enjoy a car transfer from your accommodation in Hamburg to Hamburg Central Station. Meet a local Lübeck guide once you arrive in the city. Begin your walking tour of Lübeck at the Holsten Gate, a fascinating brick gothic building that was originally part of the city walls. Head inside to visit the Holstentor Museum, the city's history museum, and see antique ship models, suits of armor, and weapons from Lübeck. Continue the tour with a stroll through the narrow medieval streets of the Old Town and marvel at the fantastic examples of medieval brick design. Walk past St Peter’s Church, the majestic Lübeck Cathedral, and the St Aegidien Church. Head towards the stunning Gothic-style market square to see the City Hall. Throughout the tour, learn about Lübeck’s traders, merchants, and commerce throughout history. Next, visit the elegant gothic Church of St Mary. Inside, don't forget to look up to see the gravity-defying high ceiling, a spectacular wall clock, and a bell that fell from the tower and hit the floor. After leaving the church, head past St Catherine's Church and St Jacob Church. Learn about the precursor of modern hospitals, Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, as you walk by before going to the harbor. Marvel at the over 20 historic ships on display and cross the Drehbrücke bridge. Your last stop on the tour is a walk past the lovely Church of St Lawrence. If you chose the fully-guided option, enjoy some free time to explore Lübeck on your own and have lunch in town. If you chose the car transfer option, follow your guide back to the Lübeck station and board your train to Hamburg.

Lübeck: Private Maritime History Walking Tour & Museumshafen

2. Lübeck: Private Maritime History Walking Tour & Museumshafen

Discover the city of Lübeck on a private guided walking tour. See a variety of historic buildings of the Old Hanseatic City, a designated UNESCO Heritage Site, with an optional guided tour of the Museumshafen also available. Meet your guide by the Holstentor, a gate many seafarers were jubilant to pass through after their long journies. Stroll past the Salzspeicher, or Salt Storage Houses, along the canal. Next, see St. Mary's Church, which was built on the highest point on Lübeck's Old Town Island. Stop by St. Jacobi's Church, which was the 'Church of the Seafarers' during the Hanseatic era. Your guide will bring the era to life as you hear the stories of the priceless artwork within its walls. As you walk back towards the canals, see the Hansemuseum, and next to it are the famous lift bridges of Lübeck, if you are lucky they'll be raised while you visit. Your walking tour ends at the Museumshafen, or Harbor Museum. Extend your tour to include a guided tour of the Museumshafen. This unique museum is owned by the members who moor their sailboats and yachts in the marina. Discover the remarkable history behind some of these seaworthy vessels.

Lubeck: Jewish History and City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Lubeck: Jewish History and City Highlights Walking Tour

Though perhaps Lubeck is not well known for its Jewish history, there has been and currently is a thriving Jewish Community. Your Private Guide will show you the Lubeck Synagogue as well as tell you the history of Jews living in Lubeck throughout its existance. Your Knowledgeable Guide will also lead you through the cobblestoned streets of historic Lubeck, where you'll learn more about the beginnings and growth of this UNESCO Heritage Site of the Hanseatic City of Lubeck. Jews weren't permitted into the City of Lubeck during the Hanseatic Era, but were finally granted permission to settle in the suburb of Moisling. In 1812, the first synagogue was built in Lubeck and the current Lubeck Synagogue was build in 1880. Discover the contributions to Lubeck from the Jewish Community from your Informed Guide who will be able to answer any of your questions. Following your time at the Lubeck Synagogue - which doesn't allow private visits due to crimes against the Synagogue - your 5-Star Guide will point out the other Lubeck highlights in this Museum Quarter in Old Lubeck. Included will be St. Anne's Museum, after which your Expert Guide will take you past St. Mary's Church with its Astronomical Clock before finishing your tour at the Holstentor - the iconic Gate leading into the Old Town of Lubeck.

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