Private tour

Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

4.9 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Hamburg Tours

Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

Activity provider: Hamburg Tours

From US$ 188.68 per group up to 8

Travel back in time in Lübeck and learn more about the history of the Hanseatic League between the 12th and the 17th century. Discover the historic city centre and see iconic sights such as the Holsten Gate, the Rathausmarkt square, and St. Mary's Church.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the landmarks of the city of Lübeck such as the famous Holsten Gate, the Trave Harbour, the City Hall and the Buddenbrook House
  • Find out more about the association of North German merchants, which was to secure sea connections and trade
  • Stroll through narrow alleys, admire idyllic backyards, and take a look at the city's traditional architecture
Full description
Immerse yourself in the history of the Hanseatic League in beautiful Lübeck and discover the old town with its narrow alleys and typical stepped gables. Learn how the Hanseatic League grew from a connection of merchant guilds to a confederation of cities, which in its heyday included about 300 maritime and inland cities in Northern Europe from Riga to Bruges.  Start at the historic Holstentor, one of four city fortification gates at this wall passage alone. Stroll past the salt storehouses and the Trave Harbour. Go through the Große Petersgrube, one of Lübeck's oldest streets with beautiful old brick and stepped-gable buildings. See St. Mary's Church, which was the model for numerous churches in the Hanseatic cities in the Baltic region. Passing by the Buddenbrook House of the Mann family, you'll finally reach the venerable Schiffergesellschaft guild hall, where the sailors of the Hanseatic League used to stop by. The tour ends at the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, one of the oldest social institutions of Lübeck, where you can take a look into one or two romantic backyards.
Includes
  • Professional city guide
  • Transfers
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet your tour guide at the Holsten Gate.

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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

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Carolin proved a great guide! Her commentary was a good blend of interesting and relevant stories and broad historical sweep. We came away with a greater appreciation of Lubeck and its role in world history and commerce.

July 12, 2022

Thanks for the nice tour guide. All questions were answered very well.

October 30, 2021

Very good and descriptive tour of the city.

August 27, 2021

Product ID: 60329