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Travemünde Sailing Week

Founded in 1889, the Travemünder Woche is now being held for the 129th time. The most popular regatta week in the world came about when Hamburg businessmen Hermann Wentzel and Hermann Dröge raced past Travemünde. The winner received a bottle of Lübeck Rotspon. The Lübeck Yacht-Club was founded just nine years later, in 1898, at the request of Kaiser Wilhelm II, to provide an institution to organise the Travemünder Woche professionally. Each year, the Travemünder Woche attracts thousands of active sailors and around a million enthusiastic spectators and visitors, who enjoy the major sporting event, as well as the fantastic festival on land. No place in the world comes close to Travemünde in terms of combining sailing with such a rich and varied programme on land. Friendly atmosphere, top sport, summer, beach feeling and show are the highlights that make the Travemünder Woche stand out year after year.
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Traditional Christmas Market

Visiting the Lübeck Christmas Market, which was documented for the first time in 1648, is one of the pre-Christmas highlights in the Hanseatic City Traditional Christmas market on the market square: 26/11 – 30/12/2018 Daily 11 am – 9 pm, Fri. + Sat. until 10 pm, 24/12 11 am – 2 pm, closed on 25/12 Maritime Christmas market at the Koberg: 26/11 – 30/12/2018 Daily 11 am – 9 pm, Fri. + Sat. until 10 pm, 24/12 11 am – 2 pm, closed on 25/12 Christmas wonderland in the European Hansemuseum 26/11/2018 – 01/01/2019 Daily 11 am – 7 pm, closed on 25/12 and 26/12 Historic Christmas fair at St. Mary's churchyard: 26/11 – 30/12/2018 Daily 10 am – 7 pm, Fri. + Sat. until 10 pm, Sun. 11 am - 7 pm, 24/12 11 am – 2 pm, closed on 25/12 Craftsmen’s Christmas Fair inside the Hospital of the Holy Spirit: 30/11 - 10/12/2018 Daily 10 am - 7 pm Crafts market inside St. Peter’s church 30/11 – 20/12/2018 Daily 10 am – 7 pm Christmas Fairytale Forest at St. Mary’s Church: 26/11 – 30/12/2018 Daily 10 am – 7 pm, Sun. 11 am - 7 pm closed on 24/12 and 25/12 Niederegger Christmas Bazaar: Advent season Mon. – Sat. 9 am– 6 pm, Sun. 10 am – 6 pm
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Ice Magic by Stadtwerke Lübeck

What a splendid start! From 11th January - 24th February 2019 the 700 m² mobile skating rink on the market square in front of Lübeck's Town Hall offers skating fun with a spectacular view in a unique atmosphere. For six weeks the open air skating area is a marvellous winter attraction for residents and guests alike. Who hasn't brought his own skates can rent them on the spot at € 3.50 per hour. Right next to the rink there is an inviting catering zone and the whole area is decorated with winter lights. Also the stalls of the weekly market will be offering their products to the visitors.
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Long night of open museums

All those interested in culture will have the opportunity to turn night into day on 25th August 2018 ( last Saturday of August). Many of Lübeck's museums and art galleries open their doors to all visitors until midnight. Museums, art galleries and cultural institutions such as the Brahms Institute, the Overbeck Society and St. Peter's open their doors until midnight. A varied programme awaits visitors at around 30 locations, ranging from live music to theatre performances.
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Cinema under the Baltic sky

You like fancy movies? Then you will love our open air cinema under the Baltic sky! For 12 days Travemünde will be the most beautiful outdoor cinema in Germany. Enjoy blockbusters and classics of the cinema history firsthand under the clear sky and directly on the beach. Cuddle in a warm cozy blanket on the beach terraces, chill out in a deck chair or relax in one of the beach chairs - whatever you go for, we promise you an unforgettable evening at the movies where you can also enjoy fruity cocktails, spicy dishes and sweet culinary delights. Our Tip: It's worth to take a glance at the sea, the big ships pass by just a stone's throw away from your seat telling of the big wide (movie) world.
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The Nordic Film Days

The Lübeck Nordic Film Days is a unique film festival for movies from the Nordic and Baltic countries. It is the most important festival for films from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries outside Scandinavia. The festival also presents films made in the county of Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany, such as feature films, documentaries, children and teen films and short movies – not only in German. Here you can experience the flair of a special film festival surrounded by Nordic charme of the cosmopolitan Hanseatic city.
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875 years of Lübeck

Happy Birthday Lübeck! Founded in 1143, the 'Queen of the Hanseatic League' is celebrating her birthday in 2018. 875 years of Lübeck! Many things happened during those nearly 9 centuries, many citizens and guests were delighted by the Hanseatic City and left their traces. Be it the obvious evidences like the Holsten Gate and the Old Town churches and their famous seven spires, or the hidden treasures like the numerous courtyards and alleyways or the countless stories and anecdotes of the locals – the history of this city is truly unique. More than 30 events like the Nordic Film Days or the Long Night of Open Museums will be dedicated to the anniversary in 2018. In June, the 'HanseKulturFestival' invites to the St. Giles’ district and will delight its guests with hidden stages, handicraft and music.
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