Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Culture & history

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Lübeck: 10-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

1. Lübeck: 10-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

A modern city rally awaits you, during which you will tackle tricky puzzles whilst uncovering interesting information. From the very first task, you will be already immersed in a world full of hidden clues and mysterious hints. You'll actively communicate with each other, getting closer to each other as you enrich your peers with your knowledge. You decide when you start and finish your adventure, completely independent of travel guides and groups. To participate, you only require a smartphone with an active internet connection. After you redeem your voucher for this city quest on the homepage, your guides will immediately send you a start link via mail. From there you can start the scavenger hunt by accessing the link through your smartphone. You will follow the route that takes you from one showplace to the next, answering clever questions and solving tricky puzzles on the way. During this tour, you will visit sights such as Puppenbrücke, Holsten Gate, Love Bridge, the Slums-quarter, Lübeck Cathedral, the St. Petri Church, the St. Maria church, and Town Hall. If you have trouble solving a task, you can use the system to get multiple clues and even display the correct answer. Of course, you are free to use the internet as a source of knowledge. At the end of each task you will receive exciting information and entertaining stories about the relevant sight.

Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour with St. Marienk

2. Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour with St. Marienk

Discover the highlights of Stralsund and hear true and fascinating local history. Walk around Old Town and see Top Attractions with a bunch of hidden gems. Follow your guide and see the picturesque Alter Markt (Old Market Square) with the most important historical landmarks. During the tour you will explore Stralsund and see strong Defense City Walls with multiple towers and gates, like the famous Kniepertor and Kütertor. From the very beginning this city was desired by all countries, hear fascinating history about it. Marvel at the amazing Rathaus building and St. Nicholas Church - what a stunning church! Stroll down to visit St. Mary’s Church as well. Interior looks impressive, especially the main altar and organs. The city tour is for everyone. On this tour you will meet Stralsund’s beauty and exciting history!. Great stories literally lie at the guest's feet.

Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

3. Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

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.

Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

"Discover the highlights of Stralsund and hear true and fascinating local history. Walk around Old Town and see Top Attractions with a bunch of hidden gems. Follow your private guide and see the picturesque Alter Markt (Old Market Square) with the most important historical landmarks. During the 2-hours tour you will explore Stralsund and see strong Defense City Walls with multiple towers and gates, like the famous Kniepertor and Kütertor. From the very beginning this city was desired by all countries, and hear fascinating history about it. Marvel at the amazing Rathaus building and Wulflamhaus. See St. Nicholas Church - what a stunning church! Stroll down to visit St. Mary’s Church as well. Interior looks impressive, especially the main altar and organs. To see more interesting places choose the 3-hours option to see St. Jakobi Kirche and Heilgeist Kirche. Further you will reach the local harbor with fantastic views of Marina and pearl on the water - Gorch Fock. It's a beautiful sailing ship with great history. Extend your tour to 4-hours and experience boat cruises! If you want to marvel at Stralsund's profile and feel the pride of this region, you have to go on the water. Cruise goes from starboard to port under the Rugenbruck, around Danholm, past the shipyard and back."

Lübeck: Christmas Market and Historical City Tour

5. Lübeck: Christmas Market and Historical City Tour

Visit the Christas capital of the north. Immerse yourself in the history of the Hanseatic League and take a walk through the beautiful town of Lübeck. Discover the Old Town, with its narrow alleys, gables, and famous Christmas markets. Choose between a 1-hour or 1.5-hour tour.  The tour begins at the famous Holsten Gate and takes you past multiple Christmas markets and city sights, including the craftsman market outside of St. Petri Church, the traditional market outside of the town hall, and the historic market at Marien Church. Learn about the rich history, hidden secrets, and local traditions of this city as you walk past the markets. The aroma of roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, and delicious sausages will waft in the winter air. Prepare to be amazed, because especially during wintertime the UNESCO World Heritage Site will enchant you with its magnificent scenery. Hundreds of shiny Christmas lights will illuminate the street, making it a truly magical experience. This is a small group tour, meaning your guide will guide you and your friends and family through the Christmas city of Lübeck. Since it's a private tour, you can adjust the route as you wish — maybe you'd like to stop for a mulled wine, or maybe one of the markets is too cosy to leave. Your guide will adjust the speed and scope of the tour per your wishes. Without any changes to the route, the tour will conclude at the Christmas market at the Marien Church.

Berlin and Sachsenhausen: Shore Trip from Warnemünde Port

6. Berlin and Sachsenhausen: Shore Trip from Warnemünde Port

Timed to your arrival in the port of Rostock, your day trip to Berlin begins shortly after your arrival with pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi. Head straight to Berlin to see the vivacious city’s most stunning sights. Tour the government quarter, replete with stately buildings and monuments, like the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, the Tiergarten, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews, and Hitler's bunker.  From there, head south through Potsdamer Platz to see the remains of the Berlin Wall, the former Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, and Checkpoint Charlie. Time permitting, you’ll head up Friedrichstrasse to the classic heart of the German capital, which includes Gendarmenmarkt, one of the city’s most ornate squares, Unter den Linden, downtown Berlin’s central arterial, Museum Island, and the former Royal Palace of Berlin, which is currently being rebuilt.  After lunch, bus to the northern outskirts of Berlin to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial for a 60 to 75-minute visit, led by an expert guide. Learn firsthand of the atrocities carried out under Nazi rule as you tour the well-preserved concentration camp. Afterwards, you’ll be whisked back to your cruise ship, in perfect time for your departure.

Lubeck: Old Town Private Guided Walking Tour and Boat Trip

7. Lubeck: Old Town Private Guided Walking Tour and Boat Trip

Join an experienced local guide on a private walking tour of Lubeck’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with tickets for a 1-hour boat cruise down the canals. . Discover must-see sights like Holsten Gate, Salzspeicher, and many more. Choose the 3-hour option for a 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town. Your private guide will show you the best sights like the iconic Holsten Gate, Salzspeicher, and the Rathaus at the lively Marketplatz. You will also see St Peter’s Church and St. Mary’s Church. The guide will escort you to the pier where you will take a 1-hour cruise down the canals surrounding the Old Town. Hear stories about the history and culture of Lubeck during the tour from your guide. Admire the 7-tower panorama of the Hanseatic city, the romantic salmon row, the charming Gängeviertel, and the Malerwinkel. See various old townhouses, warehouses, churches, bridges, harbors, and more. Choose the 4-hour option for an extended 3-hour walking tour and boat cruise. See the St Mary’s Church (Marienkirche), and marvel at its unique astronomical clock. The extended itinerary also includes a visit to the Lubeck Cathedral, which houses the famous works of Bernt Notke and Thomas Quellinus. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Lubeck while exploring the hidden gems of the city. 

Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

8. Berlin: All-in-One Shore Excursion from Warnemünde Port

This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare - ensuring that you will not miss your cruise ship’s departure.  Meet your host in front of your cruise ship as soon as it docks. Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and take a relaxing journey through the picturesque flatlands of East Germany. Arrive in Berlin and meet your professional English-speaking tour guide. Begin the tour in West Berlin at the Charlottenburg Palace. Stretch your legs as your knowledgeable local guide gives you an introduction to the city. Then, drive through the former British sector along Berlin’s Champs-Élysées - the Kurfürstendamm, past the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe. Next, head to East Berlin - visiting the impressive parliament building, the Reichstag - on the way. Stroll through the famous Brandenburg Gate and nearby Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Admire the Tiergarten central park, the Victory Column, a Soviet memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Sinti and Roma as well as the Paris Square. Continue on to the site of Hitler’s bunker, through Potsdamer Platz to one of the few remaining pieces of the Berlin Wall before reaching the former site of the Headquarters of the SS and Gestapo, today known as the Topography of Terror. Next is your chance to pass through Checkpoint Charlie – the most famous crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War - and visit the former US sector. After some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price), continue the tour through the former Soviet sector of East Berlin to visit the spectacular Gendarmenmarkt and Bebelplatz – famous for being the ‘Nazi Book Burning Square’. Visit Berlin’s historic former Royal Quarter – the beautiful boulevard of Unter den Linden, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Museum Island, the Berlin Cathedral, and Alexanderplatz with its iconic TV Tower. Time permitting, your tour guide might drive past the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall with its world-famous graffiti – the East Side Gallery or stop in the former Jewish Quarter, which has recently become the fashion and art center of the German capital. At the end of your Berlin tour, say goodbye to your tour guide, and be whisked off in comfort back to your cruise ship.

Lübeck from Hamburg 1-Day Private Trip by Train

9. Lübeck from Hamburg 1-Day Private Trip by Train

Take a short train journey from Hamburg to the charismatic Lübeck to experience life in a medieval town, admire the iconic red brick buildings, and discover the most important world heritage sites. Includes round-trip train tickets and Private Guide in Lübeck. Immerse yourself in the history, cultural heritage and legends of medieval Germany! Choose the 6-hour option to discover the highlights of Lübeck, which is less than an hour away from Hamburg. For your convenience, round-trip train tickets are included so you can easily join a Local Guide at the Lübeck’s train station for a walking tour of this historic city. The first major highlight will be the Holsten Gate (Holstentor Museum), a unique Brick Gothic construction of the city’s medieval fortification that houses Lübeck’s history museum. Inside you will find antique ship models, suits of armor, weapons and other artifacts related to commerce, power, and wealth. Walking through the narrow medieval streets of Lübeck’s Old Town, you will quickly get a feeling as if you're lost in time. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Market Square and admire the medieval bricks and towers of St Peter’s Church, St Catherine's Church and St Jacob Church. Learn the fascinating history of the precursor of modern hospitals, the Heiligen-Geist-Hospital. Another point of interest will be the elegant Gothic Church of St Mary. Inside, you will be astonished by the gravity-defying high ceiling, a unique wall clock, and a bell that fell from the tower, hit the floor and was left there for everyone to admire. At the end of sightseeing, your Private Guide will escort you to the train station, where you will board the return train to Hamburg. Choose the 7-hour option to book private car transfers between the train station and your accommodation in Hamburg. This option includes pickup and drop-off in a private vehicle to make it easier for you to get to the station on time for your train. Save time and effort by booking private transport in advance.

Lübeck: Private Maritime History Walking Tour & Museumshafen

10. 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.

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Our guide Matt, was very knowledgeable, interesting, brought to our attention facts which are very important. His background in Journalism helped to present stories in facinating way. It was the best tour I ever attended.

Carolin proved a great guide! Her commentary was a good blend of interesting and relevant stories and broad historical sweep. We came away with a greater appreciation of Lubeck and its role in world history and commerce.

The tour was well organized and more than met our expectations. We were fortunate to have Jim as our tour guide. He brought the city to life with his extensive knowledge and expertise. We were fortunate to have him.

arrived on time at cruise terminal.. brought us back with time to spare. Very professional.

Great event, not too difficult, but not boring either. was fun