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Lubeck: Old Town Private Walking Tour & Boat Trip

1. Lubeck: Old Town Private Walking Tour & Boat Trip

Explore the quaint streets of Lubeck's Old Town and cruise along the picturesque canals of the Lubeck Harbor with a private guided tour. Learn how Lubeck earned nicknames such as "The City of the Seven Spires" and "Queen on the Hanse". Visit the iconic Holsten Gate, pass by St. Peter's Church and St. Mary's Church, continuing your way to the historic Lubeck Cathedral and charming Town Hall.  Relax aboard a beautiful boat as you then cruise around Lubeck's canals. Marvel at the stunning harbor views while your captain details the region's rich and exciting maritime history. Consider extending your trip to have more time in the Old Town, including a private tour inside the Lubeck Cathedral, as well as St. Mary's Church where you will find the iconic astronomical clock and broken bells.

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

2. From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

Take a short train journey from Hamburg to enjoy a day trip and guided walking tour in Lübeck. Stroll down the charming alleys of Lübeck’s Old Town, admire the local red brick buildings and see Holsten Gate, St. Mary's Church, and Lübeck Cathedral. Choose between two options depending on your needs. If you choose the fully-guided option, meet your guide at the Hamburg Central Station and travel together to Lübeck and back. If you prefer to travel to Lübeck alone, enjoy a car transfer from your accommodation in Hamburg to Hamburg Central Station. Meet a local Lübeck guide once you arrive in the city. Begin your walking tour of Lübeck at the Holsten Gate, a fascinating brick gothic building that was originally part of the city walls. Head inside to visit the Holstentor Museum, the city's history museum, and see antique ship models, suits of armor, and weapons from Lübeck. Continue the tour with a stroll through the narrow medieval streets of the Old Town and marvel at the fantastic examples of medieval brick design. Walk past St Peter’s Church, the majestic Lübeck Cathedral, and the St Aegidien Church. Head towards the stunning Gothic-style market square to see the City Hall. Throughout the tour, learn about Lübeck’s traders, merchants, and commerce throughout history. Next, visit the elegant gothic Church of St Mary. Inside, don't forget to look up to see the gravity-defying high ceiling, a spectacular wall clock, and a bell that fell from the tower and hit the floor. After leaving the church, head past St Catherine's Church and St Jacob Church. Learn about the precursor of modern hospitals, Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, as you walk by before going to the harbor. Marvel at the over 20 historic ships on display and cross the Drehbrücke bridge. Your last stop on the tour is a walk past the lovely Church of St Lawrence. If you chose the fully-guided option, enjoy some free time to explore Lübeck on your own and have lunch in town. If you chose the car transfer option, follow your guide back to the Lübeck station and board your train to Hamburg.

Lubeck: Jewish History and City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Lubeck: Jewish History and City Highlights Walking Tour

Though perhaps Lubeck is not well known for its Jewish history, there has been and currently is a thriving Jewish Community. Your Private Guide will show you the Lubeck Synagogue as well as tell you the history of Jews living in Lubeck throughout its existance. Your Knowledgeable Guide will also lead you through the cobblestoned streets of historic Lubeck, where you'll learn more about the beginnings and growth of this UNESCO Heritage Site of the Hanseatic City of Lubeck. Jews weren't permitted into the City of Lubeck during the Hanseatic Era, but were finally granted permission to settle in the suburb of Moisling. In 1812, the first synagogue was built in Lubeck and the current Lubeck Synagogue was build in 1880. Discover the contributions to Lubeck from the Jewish Community from your Informed Guide who will be able to answer any of your questions. Following your time at the Lubeck Synagogue - which doesn't allow private visits due to crimes against the Synagogue - your 5-Star Guide will point out the other Lubeck highlights in this Museum Quarter in Old Lubeck. Included will be St. Anne's Museum, after which your Expert Guide will take you past St. Mary's Church with its Astronomical Clock before finishing your tour at the Holstentor - the iconic Gate leading into the Old Town of Lubeck.

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