Lübeck is the city of the seven spires. Five Gothic brick churches form part of the impressive panorama which was considered a symbol of the power and wealth of the “Queen of the Hanseatic League”.
From a distance, the seven spires above the medieval sea of houses look like the sharp spikes of a crown even if somewhat askew and incomplete. These red-brick giants were built and modified over several centuries and form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. They play a not inconsiderable part in the spiritual and cultural life of the city. The measured ringing of their bells, audible from afar, is an expression of the Lübeck lifestyle just like brickwork and the sea.
Church services, organ music, guided tours of the spires and vaults and choral concerts but also readings, discussion evenings and performances allow visitors to experience the magnificent naves up close and personal and invite you to linger and reflect.