Lübeck is a small historical city with a medieval look in Hanseatic region of Germany (North Germany). It’s old town has been listed as one of the UNESCO world heritage site. Apart from the historical influence, Lübeck is home to best Marzipan in the world and known to be the Marzipan capital of the world – mainly thanks to Niederegger.
Also, Lübeck is home to a lot of the small sculptures, which can be found all over the city – in every street actually! The very first of them (if coming out from central station):
Followed by some unique ones on a small bridge:
The most famous icon of Lübeck (Holsten Gate) is just next to the bridge.
Passing through the Holstentor, it feels like an entrance to the old part of the city. After the gate, there is Rathuas on the left side, St Petri & the cathedral (Dom) on the right side. A map depicting all the main attractions:
We actually walked to Rathuas first from the Holsten gate, then to St. Marien – there is a Devil’s statue outside this church, with a pretty interesting history:
then to St. Jacobi, crossed Hospital and to the other side of the city at Burgtor (the other entrance to the city).
Took a U-turn at the Burgtor and walked towards the Dom (Cathedral) and to St. Aegidien.
After the city sightseeing we walked to the Niederegger cafe, to try out marzipan cakes with coffee & to buy some marzipan chocolates!
A short video of inside the Niederegger cafe:
After a heavy sweet dose, we walked back to our hotel and caught the regional train to continue our journey to Hamburg!
How we end up at Lübeck?
It was because of the Easter holidays and it was the first destination (the other two being Hamburg & Bremen) of our German Easter trip’15. As usual, there were a lot of chat around the places to visit and how far should we go in order to utilize the holiday period to maximum for the travel purpose.
How we traveled to Lübeck?
We took the evening Eurolines Bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck. The journey was supposed to be of 5 hours, but due to high outflow traffic from Copenhagen & non-availability of one of the ferries at Rødby, it ended up as 7.5 hrs!
Where we stayed?
We came to Lübeck a night before, in order to make sure that we have a complete day to explore the city at our own pace, instead of running and trying to see everything within short time. We made our booking with B&B Hotels – the hotel was very close to the central station with a decent price tag. The room was of good size & clean. Even though it was close to the train tracks, it didn’t affected our sleep! The staff was very supportive as well. We payed 55€ for one-night stay (without breakfast) – a really good deal.
Where did we ate?
To start the day, we had the breakfast at Knaack Café Bar – in front of central station. They have nice breakfast menu. The staff was not able to speak English, but one of the locals helped as a translator 😉
We skipped lunch for the Marzipan cakes. And before leaving Lübeck, I had quick fish chips @Nordsee!
All in all:
We liked Lübeck a lot. It’s definitely a city to be visited. If history doesn’t call you, go there for Marzipan – it taste completely different and feels fresh. Also, it’s very close to Hamburg, which make it as great option for a day trip (it’s only 45 minutes by train).
What are your views on the Lübeck and have you been to this lovely town?