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Lübeck, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987, was one of the great mercantile cities in the Middle Ages. Nowadays it offers what guests search for: a town small enough to be diverting, history to learn and a seaside for relaxing hours. The first impression is of soothing harmony. The width of the streets, the height of the roofs, and the length of time it takes to stroll across the market place have the right pro-portion. Since the 13th century the “city of seven spires” has been depicted with the same skyline of green-clad belfries rising above the red-tiled roofs.

And Lübeck’s characteristic feature is water. The Old Town island, surrounded by the river Trave and the canal, today still communicates the charm and cosmopolitan approach of a port. Both the city ports and Europe's largest ferry terminal in Lübeck-Travemünde clearly demonstrate that time has not stood still here. Trave-münde is one of the most beautiful and most appealing sea resorts of Europe which already in 1802 transformed the former fishing- and sailor village into a top address for bathers from near and far. With a stroll over the boulevard of the historical boardwalk, the fascinating sailing Old-timer “Passat”, chugging deep-sea fishing boats and gigantic ferryboats can be admired on the Baltic Sea very close to. The fine sandy beach with its 4,5 kilometres longitude from the Priwall up to the Brodtener Steilufer invites to an easygoing swim- and sunbath fun.

Facts

Population 211,000
Currency 1 Euro=100 cents
Opening hours Enjoy art, culture and shopping in the unique setting of the world heritage site. There is a huge variety of great shops, brands and small boutiques.

Shops open from 9.00 a.m./ 10.00 a.m. -and are open until 7.00 p.m./8.00 p.m. throughout the week including the weekend.

Many museums and some restaurants close on mondays.

Most banks in the city center open from 9.00 a.m. and some of them are open until 7.00 p.m.
Website www.luebeck-tourism.de
Newspapers Germany’s main daily newspapers include Die Welt, Frankfurter Allgemeine and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Lübeck’s daily newspaper is the Lübecker Nachtrichten. Ultimo and Piste are free monthly ‘What´s-On’ magazines.
Emergency numbers Police: 110
Ambulance: 112
Fire: 112
24-hour doctor: +49 451 71081
Tourist information Welcome Center
Lübeck and Travemünde Tourist Service
Holstentorplatz 1
23552 Lübeck
Hotline: +49 451 88 99 700