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Lübeck: City Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided Tour

1. Lübeck: City Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Lubeck at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt onto your phone, use the app and integrated maps to begin your adventure in front of the beautiful Burgtor , part of the original medieval city walls. Next, head to the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, , which housed the poor and sick in the Middle Ages. Marvel at the intricate murals on the walls and the tiny cubbies meant for residents. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Continue to learn about Lubeck's Culture by visiting Theater Lübeck. Then walk to Buddenbrookhaus, a charming building with elaborate facades, once home to writers Thomas and Heinrich Mann. Stop by Marienkirche, a medieval basilica built in the 13th century, located at the highest point of Lubeck's Old Town in the merchant's quarter. Wander further through the city to Stadtverwaltung Hansestadt and then to Museum Holstentor, the city's second gothic gate. Stroll deeper into the city and admire the architecture of St. Peter's Church and also Museumsquartier St. Annen which was previously an Augustinian nunnery. Before ending the game, stop at the towering Lubeck Cathedral and learn about its development in the 12th century by Henry the Lion.

Luebeck: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

2. Luebeck: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Luebeck's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

From Kiel: Lübeck Shore Excursion

3. From Kiel: Lübeck Shore Excursion

Welcome to your exclusive day trip from Kiel Port to the charming city of Lübeck. Designed especially for cruise ship passengers, this tour offers a perfect blend of comfort, history, and cultural exploration. Lübeck, famed for its iconic red-brick Gothic architecture and rich Hanseatic heritage, promises an unforgettable experience for all history and architecture enthusiasts. We start our journey with a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle directly from your ship to the heart of Lübeck. Here, you'll be introduced to a local guide, a true connoisseur of the city's many tales and secrets, eager to share their love for this fascinating city with you. Our first stop is the striking Holsten Gate, an enduring symbol of Lübeck's medieval legacy. Step back in time as you admire its Gothic design and learn about its construction dating back to 1464. The exploration continues with a tour of the old salt storehouses, the vibrant marketplace, and the stately Town Hall, each bearing witness to Lübeck's past and present vitality. Your guide will enrich your visit with captivating stories and insights about these historic landmarks. Our highlight is the visit to the Basilica of St Mary's Church, an architectural masterpiece that has inspired many other red-brick churches across the Baltic Region. Stand beneath the world's highest brick vault and let the enormity of this structure amaze you. After the guided tour, you'll have leisure time to enjoy Lübeck at your own pace. Whether you choose to browse the local boutiques, sample some authentic German cuisine, or just wander the city's enchanting streets, the choice is yours. At the end the driver will escort you back to your cruise ship, capping off your memorable day in comfort and style.

Lübeck from Hamburg 1-Day Private Trip by Train

4. Lübeck from Hamburg 1-Day Private Trip by Train

Take a short train journey from Hamburg to the charismatic Lübeck to experience life in a medieval town, admire the iconic red brick buildings, and discover the most important world heritage sites. Includes round-trip train tickets and Private Guide in Lübeck. Immerse yourself in the history, cultural heritage and legends of medieval Germany! Choose the 6-hour option to discover the highlights of Lübeck, which is less than an hour away from Hamburg. For your convenience, round-trip train tickets are included so you can easily join a Local Guide at the Lübeck’s train station for a walking tour of this historic city. The first major highlight will be the Holsten Gate (Holstentor Museum), a unique Brick Gothic construction of the city’s medieval fortification that houses Lübeck’s history museum. Inside you will find antique ship models, suits of armor, weapons and other artifacts related to commerce, power, and wealth. Walking through the narrow medieval streets of Lübeck’s Old Town, you will quickly get a feeling as if you're lost in time. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Market Square and admire the medieval bricks and towers of St Peter’s Church, St Catherine's Church and St Jacob Church. Learn the fascinating history of the precursor of modern hospitals, the Heiligen-Geist-Hospital. Another point of interest will be the elegant Gothic Church of St Mary. Inside, you will be astonished by the gravity-defying high ceiling, a unique wall clock, and a bell that fell from the tower, hit the floor and was left there for everyone to admire. At the end of sightseeing, your Private Guide will escort you to the train station, where you will board the return train to Hamburg. Choose the 7-hour option to book private car transfers between the train station and your accommodation in Hamburg. This option includes pickup and drop-off in a private vehicle to make it easier for you to get to the station on time for your train. Save time and effort by booking private transport in advance.

Lübeck: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

5. Lübeck: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Lübeck city, hear true and fascinating local history. Walk around Old Town and see Top Attractions with a bunch of hidden gems. Follow your private guide and see the picturesque Old Town which is located on the small island with easy access on foot. During the 2-hours tour you will explore Lübeck and see strong Defense City Walls with multiple towers and gates, like the famous Holstentor. You will pass a row of riverside salt warehouses from the XVI century. Admire St. Peter's Church with stunning tower, marvel at amazing Rathaus building and Town Hall. See St. Mary’s Church (Marienkirche) and hear its turbulent history and fascinating legend related to this place. Go and visit St. Jakobi Church, look at the organs and details of the marine character of this church. At the end see Drehbrücke - historic bridge. If you choose the 3-hours option you will also have a visit at St. Mary’s Church. It’s worth to see this huge interior, especially the Astronomical Clock and medieval paintings and sculptures discovered after War bombing. Also see monumental Lübeck Cathedral where inside you will find amazing chapels with sacred art and unique historic clocks. Extend to a 4-hours tour and visit the Holstentor. It is the proud symbol of the history of Lübeck as an empire-free city and its supremacy in the Baltic Sea region. The exhibition introduces you to the places where the long-distance merchant worked, the history of the city, its topography and architecture. In addition, it looks at seafaring, market events and law in the Middle Ages.

Lübeck: Private Maritime History Walking Tour & Museumshafen

6. Lübeck: Private Maritime History Walking Tour & Museumshafen

Discover the city of Lübeck on a private guided walking tour. See a variety of historic buildings of the Old Hanseatic City, a designated UNESCO Heritage Site, with an optional guided tour of the Museumshafen also available. Meet your guide by the Holstentor, a gate many seafarers were jubilant to pass through after their long journies. Stroll past the Salzspeicher, or Salt Storage Houses, along the canal. Next, see St. Mary's Church, which was built on the highest point on Lübeck's Old Town Island. Stop by St. Jacobi's Church, which was the 'Church of the Seafarers' during the Hanseatic era. Your guide will bring the era to life as you hear the stories of the priceless artwork within its walls. As you walk back towards the canals, see the Hansemuseum, and next to it are the famous lift bridges of Lübeck, if you are lucky they'll be raised while you visit. Your walking tour ends at the Museumshafen, or Harbor Museum. Extend your tour to include a guided tour of the Museumshafen. This unique museum is owned by the members who moor their sailboats and yachts in the marina. Discover the remarkable history behind some of these seaworthy vessels.

Lübeck: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

7. Lübeck: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Begin with a stop in front of the beautiful Burgtor , part of the original medieval city walls. Next, head to the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, , which housed the poor and sick in the Middle Ages. Marvel at the intricate murals on the walls and the tiny cubbies meant for residents. Continue to learn about Lubeck's Culture by visiting Theater Lübeck. Next, stop outside the Buddenbrookhaus and enjoy a view of its dainty white facade. Continue to the Marienkirche, a towering medieval triumph of the Hanseatic age. As you stroll through the Old Town, spot more evidence of the Hanseatic inhabitants of the city. Stop to see the Museum Holstentor (Holsten Gate), one of Germany's most famous buildings representing Lübeck's status as a free city. Finish your tour with a stop at St. Peter's Church, the Museum Quarter in St. Annen, and the stunning Lübeck Cathedral.

Lübeck City Exploration Game and Tour

8. Lübeck City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Lübeck. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your adventure in front of the beautiful Burgtor , part of the original medieval city walls. Next, head to the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, , which housed the poor and sick in the Middle Ages. Marvel at the intricate murals on the walls and the tiny cubbies meant for residents. Continue to learn about Lubeck's Culture by visiting Theater Lübeck. Then walk to Buddenbrookhaus, a charming building with elaborate facades, once home to writers Thomas and Heinrich Mann. Stop by Marienkirche, a medieval basilica built in the 13th century, located at the highest point of Lubeck's Old Town in the merchant's quarter. Wander further through the city to Stadtverwaltung Hansestadt and then to Museum Holstentor, the city's second gothic gate. Stroll deeper into the city and admire the architecture of St. Peter's Church and also Museumsquartier St. Annen which was previously an Augustinian nunnery. Before ending the game, stop at the towering Lubeck Cathedral and learn about its development in the 12th century by Henry the Lion.

Private Family-Friendly Walking Tour of Historic Lubeck

9. Private Family-Friendly Walking Tour of Historic Lubeck

Discover the UNESCO Heritage Site of the Old Hanseatic City of Lubeck on your 2-hour walking tour - but with a family-friendly twist! Your Experienced Guide will take you along Lubeck cobblestoned streets while pointing out the places with the most colorful histories. Your Expert Guide on your private tour of the city will start at the Rathaus, or Town Hall, where you'll hear the fascinating history of the city of Lubeck. You'll see St. Mary's Church - the tallest church in Lubeck and then stroll to St. Peter's Church. In St. Peter's Church, your 5-Star Guide will lead you to the top of the spire for a breath-taking view of Lubeck and the Baltic Sea. No worries, there is a lift that takes us to the top and back down again. Children of all ages will LOVE the stop to sample some mouth-watering marzipan - which was invented in the 15th century in Lubeck as a love potion! Our tour will continue to the Salzspeicher, or Salt Storage Houses, along the canal and will conclude at the Holstentor - the iconic Gate into the City of Lubeck. Extend your tour into the 3-hour option and visit the Holstentor Museum with your Personal Guide. Discover more about the Hanseatic history of Lubeck while your children can interact with the many kid-friendly exhibits inside. Your Knowledgeable Guide will emphasize the more child-appropriate areas of the Musuem. What better way to end your tour than on a cruise around the canals of Lubeck with our 4-hour option. See the iconic sites of Lubeck from a differnt perspective as you enjoy the comforts of the seasonally-accommodated boat which takes you around the canal and harbor of the Baltic Sea.

Private Tour of the Holstentor Museum and Historic Lubeck

10. Private Tour of the Holstentor Museum and Historic Lubeck

The Holstentor (or Holsten Gate) is one of Germany’s most iconic symbols. During this exclusive tour with our Private, 5-Star Guide, you’ll get to visit the Holstentor Museum and hear about the history of the UNESCO Heritage Site of the Hanseatic City of Lubeck. Inside the Holstentor Museum you’ll get to see and experience centuries of maritime artifacts and history. Learn how Lubeck’s shipping merchants added vast wealth and power to the town, making Lubeck a member of the Hanseatic League of Cities. On the 2-hour tour option, your Experienced and Licensed Tour Guide will take you through the Holstentor Museum followed by an hour long walking tour through historic Lubeck where you’ll observe many of the places mentioned during your tour inside the Holstentor Museum. Consider expanding your tour to the 3-hour option for a longer and more detailed walking tour through the Old Town of Lubeck. See the towering churches in the City of Seven Spires, as Lubeck is nicknamed. There are 6 Churches located in the historic section of Lubeck, making it a must-see stop of any lover of religious history and artwork. St. Peter's Church and St. Jacobi's Church are just 2 of the churches you'll see. The 4-hour option offers a private tour through the Holstentor Museum and 2-hour walking tour of historic Lubeck as well as a private tour through St. Mary’s Church, the largest church in Lubeck and third largest in Germany. It also has the tallest brick vault in the world! You'll see the astronomical clock and Broken Bells as your Experienced Guide details all of the amazing history while you wander through this awe-inspiring building.

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