Lübeck is a popular port city in northern Germany. During the medieval times, the city emerged as a leading center of trade and was designated as the “Queen of the Hanseatic League”. The entire city is known for its historic structures that exhibit the unique brick Gothic architecture. The historic city center in Lubeck was designated as a World Heritage Site in the year 1987.
Holstentor is the most visited landmark in Lubeck. The place features a medieval city gate which was constructed in 1464. The Brick Gothic architecture of the fortress gate is quite impressive. There is a museum that displays lots of relics from the medieval era that relates to the royal history of the place. There is also a beautiful garden with statues and ornate flowers. It is an ideal spot for enjoying the beauty of this century-old fortress. The place comes under the location titled as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
- St. Mary’s Church
My visit to this medieval church was an enlightening experience. Locally known as the Marienkirche, the St. Mary’s Church was built in 1350. It took around 100 years to build the cathedral. It is one of the tallest churches in Germany. Once again, the Brick Gothic architecture was used to design the structure. The interiors are stunningly beautiful and you would marvel at the sight of the world’s tallest brick vault. You can also find religious sculptures and paintings that date back to many centuries.
- European Hansemuseum
European Hansemuseum is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the hanseatic history. Inaugurated in 2015, the museum has a vast collection of historical objects like paintings, documents, and coins made of silver and gold that were used during the medieval times. The place also features staged scenes and interactive elements that illustrate the historic events associated with popular medieval ports like London, Bergen, and Bruges.