Explore the beautiful medieval town of Lübeck and spend some free time visiting the Christmas Market.
Once known as the ‘Queen of the Hanseatic League’, Lübeck is steeped in history and tradition and is, quite simply, beautiful. The old town on its oval island is one of the most impressive, intact examples of medieval Gothic architecture.
Your guide will host you on a walk, to soak up the medieval ambience as you stroll through the Altstadt (old city) with its well known landmark, the Holsten Gate. Pass by St Marien Church and the Gothic Rathaus, one of the oldest in Germany. You’ll continue past the Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, as well as the Buddenbrooks House, home of the famous writers Heinrich and Thomas Mann, who were both born in Lübeck. Another fascinating attraction is the Fuechtingshof, one of the quaintest of the 82 Wohngaenge (alleyways).
Next, enjoy some free time to explore the Christmas Market around the Town Hall and visit the famous Kaffee Niederegger, the large selection of chocolate coated marzipan will make a great gift for Christmas. Whilst there, why not sample a slice of their popular marzipan gateau, truly delicious.
Note: Journey time to Lübeck is approximately, 1¼ hours each way. There is approximately two hours of walking included on this tour with some steps. Flat, comfortable, walking shoes are recommended. Whilst comfort stops at restaurants are usually free of charge, a donation is common.