Private tour

Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

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Activity provider: Hamburg Tours
Private tour

Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

Activity provider: Hamburg Tours

From US$ 211.48 per group up to 8

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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German, English
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  • 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
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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.
  • Professional city guide
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks

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Please meet your tour guide at the Holsten Gate.

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Eine sehr interessante und informative Tour

September 18, 2022


August 25, 2022

Tolle Tour, tolle Leiterin.. ...hatte auf alle Fragen eine Antwort....machen wir sehr gerne wieder

August 9, 2022


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