Since living in Germany I’ve learned more than a handful of new German words. I arrived knowing “gesundheit” and “kindergarten” but something else I’ve added to my lexicon: marzipan. Marzipan isn’t completely a foreign thing to Americans, but it’s not something I was very familiar with until I visited Lübeck, Germany back in December. The …
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Lübeck Travel Guide
The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Lübeck
This Hanseatic city is the home of marzipan, but also has a lot of other cool stuff to offer visitors. Start here with my basic Lübeck travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Lübeck travel blogs.
When to Visit
May to September is a great time to visit Lübeck as this is when the weather is best and most predictable. Winters get cold, but rarely freezing due to the proximity to the Baltic Sea, so as long as you’re dressed appropriately, you’ll be fine. Fall can be a great time to visit for the changing colors and spring may be chilly but can also be beautiful.
Top Things To Do
Take a boat tour – Lübeck is laced with canals, and taking a tour through them on a boat is a great way to see the city from a different angle. There are several companies offering such tours and they typically take around one hour, in which time you’ll see the city’s industrial harbor, 19th century bridges and the Lübeck’s seven towers.
Check out the European Hanseatic Museum – Telling the remarkable story of the Hanseatic League, this museum presents over 600 years of history about the city states (Lübeck is one of them) that were founded all over Northern Europe close to the Baltic and their shared heritage.
Visit the Niederegger Factory – Learn about how this local sweet made from almonds is made at the Niederegger chocolate factory, which is famous for making marzipan-filled chocolate candies. They mostly happen to be vegan, and there are some other cool places in Lübeck to get vegan food.
Although it’s a relatively small city, taking a tour around Lübeck will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one.
LGBTQ – Gay Lübeck Travel Guide
Lübeck, as a small city, doesn’t have much of a gay scene. Luckily, it’s only 40 by train from Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city which has a huge and thriving queer scene!
Lübeck Hotel Deals
Lübeck has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. They’ll likely get full when there’s a conference or special event in town, so definitely consider booking in advance.
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