Excursion to Lübeck

Holstentor and Salzspeicher (salt storehouses) on the river Trave

Holstentor and Salzspeicher (salt storehouses) on the river Trave

Lübeck panorama -

Lübeck panorama -
Image Credit: Arne Bornheim/flickr.com

Potatoes made of marzipan, buyable at Café Niederegger -

Potatoes made of marzipan, buyable at Café Niederegger -
Image Credit: Silvia & Frank (pixel2013)/pixabay

Join us on our weekend excursion to Lübeck! The city in the north of Germany has a history of more than a thousand years. The so-called “Queen of the Hanseatic League” used to dominate the trade of the North Sea and Baltic Sea, thus gaining a lot of power and wealth. You can admire this wealth on a guided walking tour through the old town, which is listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

We get a deeper insight of the city’s history and the Hanseatic League in the European Hansemuseum, which has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2017. We journey through 800 years learning many fascinating facts about this chapter of German and European history.

The boat tour around the island where the old town is located offers you a very special perspective on the city and its seven towers. Our captain tells us many interesting stories e.g. of Lübeck’s famous sons and daughters. The German chancellor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Willy Brandt lived in Lübeck as well as the German family of authors Mann. Thomas Mann’s novel “Buddenbrooks” is set in Lübeck. You can visit many of its setting places in the city and immerse yourself in the Mann family’s history and the origins of the novel at the Buddenbrookhaus.

If you have a sweet tooth, than Lübeck is the right place to be. The Niederegger Marzipan, a sweet paste of almonds and sugar, is famous far beyond the city borders. It is the ideal souvenir for friends and family but of course also for yourself. 

Explore with us this amazing city full of history! Excursion tickets can be purchased during the registration process or later, provided that there are still places available.