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Approximately 7 Hours
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Lübeck -- the former capital and Queen City of the Hanseatic League was founded in the 12th century and prospered until the 16th century as the major trading center for northern Europe. It has remained a center for maritime commerce to this day, particularly with the Nordic countries. Despite the damage it suffered during the Second World War, the basic structure of the old city, consisting mainly of 15th- and 16th-century patrician residences, public monuments (the famous Holstentor brick gate), churches and salt storehouses, remains unaltered.
Enjoy a pleasant 1.5-hour escorted panoramic drive through the beautiful landscape of Northern Germany to the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. Meet your local guide upon arrival.
Explore charming Old Town area on a two-hour walking tour. You will discover the historic alleyways and courtyards of the city remnants of late 19th century, when the Hanseatic League of Merchants was in full swing.
See the Holsten Gate, the seven spires, the Hospital of the Holy Ghost dating back to 1280, and the historic Town Hall. You will visit St Mary's Church, which houses the world's largest mechanical organ.
Take a look at Buddenbrook House -- former home of the Lübeck-born authors, Heinrich and Thomas Mann.
Don't miss the marzipan selection at the Café Niederegger Store. Sit down for a coffee and a piece of Niederegger marzipan gateau .
Enjoy approximately 60 minutes of free time before returning to the ship in Hamburg.
Please note: Travel time between Hamburg and Lübeck is approximately 1.5 hours each way. An escort will accompany your coach transfer to/from Lübeck. Your guide will join you in Lübeck. Tour requires approximately two hours of walking over uneven and cobblestone surfaces in the city of Lübeck; not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or guests with mobility limitations. Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Use of public restroom facilities costs 50 cents - €1 cash.