On this tour, you are guaranteed to see the most important sights in Lübeck’s Old Town.
The tour kicks off in the Tourist Information Office right next to Lübeck’s emblem, the Holsten Gate, from where the tour first takes you to the neighbouring salt warehouses. From there you cross the Trave and arrive at the heart of the Old Town which offers you a warm welcome with its magnificent, brick Gothic silhouette. Lübeck’s Old Town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Back then, this was the first time in northern Europe that an entire Old Town had been included in the list of World Heritage sites chosen by UNESCO. The jewels of the Old Town include Lübeck’s magnificent Gothic churches which to this day crown Lübeck as the “city of the 7 spires”. St. Mary’s represents an architectural highlight in the development of Gothic church architecture not only in Lübeck but also in the entire Baltic region. The picturesque residential passages and sponsored courtyards, the medieval, social institutions such as the Hospital of the Holy Spirit or the Seafarer's Guild put their special mark on the look and feel of the city. To round off this two-hour tour of the city, you will visit the historical Town Hall with its magnificent audience chamber. Even those who already know Lübeck will learn much they didn’t know on this excursion into the past and present of this proud “Queen of the Hanseatic League”.
Our recommendation: Take some time before the tour, order a fresh café in our Schneckenhaus at the Holsten Gate and get in the mood for the coming tour of the city with a view of the Holsten Gate.