Sunday, 9 February 2014
Lübeck- A City of Historical Significance
Located on the Trave river in germany, it is its largest port city. The city has managed to preserve much of the lifestyle and the architecture from the 13th century which makes it an ideal spot for the art and architecture lovers. Though being attacked by bombs and weapons in the World War, it has still managed to survive and preserve most of its old cities and buildings. It has been preserved as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is historically and culturally, a very significant city. It has become popular as a trading city for merchants and traders who made good profits by shopping salt or other port cities. The city still houses some of the old warehouse accessible by tourists. However, most of them house museum, restaurants and pubs today.
After the World War, the trade to the city was cut off thus isolating it from the other port cities. The impact of this isolation is still visible today with efforts still being made to improve its economy.
You can get there by plane to the Lübeck airport which lies just outside the city. There is a well connected transport system that allows you to enter the city by road or by rail. Boats are even an option as there are many ferries operating regularly which can be used to get to the city.
Places of Interest
The city offers a number of tourism spots and activities for its visitors such as
The city is home to a number of churches constructed beautifully with scenic design and of historical importance.
○ The most popular among these is the St. Mary’s Church. Constructed using the Gothic style, it is made of fine bricks making it the biggest church in the city.
○ There are many other churches such as St. Catherine’s church, The Dom, St. Jakobi and St. Petri.
2. The historical city gates
The Holstentor and the Burgstor are the two remaining city gates that offer a huge piece of the city’s rich history.
Showcasing his career and political life, this museum has been his childhood home.
4. The Rathaus or City Hall
Dating back to the 12th century, it is still the seat of administration and power in the city. Entry is restricted into the hall. However, guided tours are conducted every now and then that gives the tourists to take a look inside.
The charming atmosphere and the overwhelming history surrounding the place, makes it one of the best holiday destinations.