exploring germany: luebeck

In February I travelled to the north of Germany to spend two days in the city of Lübeck.
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The main reason for going was to see a specialist for my back problem and I was sufficiently desperate to undertake a 6-hour-trip across the country to see him. I had never been to Lübeck before and had no idea what to expect of the city.
Cue big surprise when I found it to be one of the most charming cities I have ever visited!
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Lübeck is one of those rare cities largely untouched by World War II bombings so most of the buildings and streets are historical, century old reminders of the glorious and prosperous times of the Hanseatic League.
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In between treatments my mom (who had accompanied me) and I strolled the city center and surrounding streets, treated ourselved to delicious marzipan cake at the historical Café Niederegger and marvelled at the majestic and often seriously crooked old housefronts.
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Lübeck charmed us when we didn’t expect it and it reminded me that there is so much of my own country I haven’t yet seen!

What city surprised or captivated you the most? Let me know!

12 thoughts on “exploring germany: luebeck

  1. Katha

    Wow, this is really pretty! I am very into old houses and historical parts of cities. I have planned a weekend trip to the coast during Easter – I might just travel to Lübeck now! If you are ever in the north of Germany again, come to Hildesheim – there are parts of the city that are really charming, especially in summer with all the roses in full bloom. If you take a stroll through the old part of the city, stop by here: https://recolourlife.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/cafe-im-torhaus/

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    1. Kristina Post author

      Danke schön, Hildesheim hört sich schön an! Kommt definitiv auf die Liste🙂 Falls du tatsächlich nach Lübeck fährst meld dich vorher nochmal – ich hätte da eine Empfehlung der Einheimischen für den besten Italiener der Stadt😉

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  2. Naomi {Fräulein Famos}

    Oh ja, Lübeck… ♥
    Zu meinem großen Glück hat es meinen Onkel mit seiner Familie vor vielen Jahren dorthin verschlagen, sodass wir häufiger mal dort zu Besuch waren. Und nun, da meine Eltern weit weg in Namibia leben, habe ich letztes Jahr auch Ostern und Weihnachten dort verbracht. Schon beim Wegfahren freue ich mich immer auf den nächsten Besuch.
    Ich hoffe, die Reise hat dir nicht nur eine neue Entdeckung und uns schöne Fotos beschert, sondern auch deinem Rücken geholfen!?
    Liebe Grüße, Naomi

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    1. Kristina Post author

      Danke, Naomi🙂 Das glaub ich gerne, dass du dich immer auf den nächsten Besuch freust, ist wirklich traumhaft da und auch noch der Strand direkt um die Ecke! Dem Rücken hat es teilweise geholfen, ich weiß jetzt immerhin wodurch die Probleme kommen und kann hoffentlich gezielter dagegen angehen.

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  3. Ine

    If I would have known that this pretty city was on our road back from Denmark to Belgium last Summer, I would have made an extra stop! So pretty! A few years ago, we stayed in Austria and trekked a bit unplanned through Slovenia afterwards. We stopped one night in Ljublujana. That city was so magical, I definitely need to go back there someday. How is your back problem now? I hope it’s better so this was worth the long trip.

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    1. Kristina Post author

      If you ever pass it again make sure to take a peek, Lübeck is worth it🙂 Unfortunately my back isn’t really better but he at least found out which bone / muscle structures are causing the pain.

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    1. Kristina Post author

      Thanks Elise🙂 By the way, I can’t comment on your blog anymore since I don’t have Disqus😦 Any chance you can allow comments with WordPress or just Name/URL?

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  4. Serene View Photography by Heather-Joan Carls

    Beautiful! I hope we get to Europe one day. I spent a year studying equine studies at a community college in Muscatine, IA. There is so much history in that town. Mark Twain spent a lot of time there writing. Muscatine is the watermelon capital of the world. The Mississippi river runs through there. It wasn’t so much the architecture, it was the history that captivated my intrigue. I love history anyway. If you ever get across the pond to here, take a few days and explore Muscatine, amongst a few other amazing places the States have to offer.

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