An island full of treasures in Lübeck’s Old Town
UNESCO listed the medieval heart of Lübeck’s Old Town as a World Heritage Site. This was the first time that the honour had been granted to an entire district of a town in northern Europe. It owed its inclusion to the outline of the town which was built to a plan and preserved to this day, the original historical buildings and the unmistakeable cityscape with the five Gothic brick churches and their seven spires. Go for a stroll through the Old Town and you will be walking through this unique World Heritage Site, along the axes running parallel from North to South and the cobbled streets leading down to the Trave and the canal like so many thousands before you who either lived in Lübeck or visited it in past centuries. Discover the small and large treasures and find out how people live their lives today behind the old walls.