Summer Days in Lübeck, The City of Seven Spires

Summer Days in Lübeck, The City of Seven Spires, Lubeck, Germany (B)

An unexpected turn of events brought me to the Hanseatic city of Lübeck last summer. The city is a Danish favourite due to its close proximity to the country in the northernmost state of Germany, Schleswig-Holstein.

After spending eight days in Stralsund and Rügen with my family, I was supposed to travel solo to the island of Helgoland, but a mix of bus cancellations and no camping spots available left me with no other choice than to postpone the trip (I went in September instead and it was awesome!). So instead of Helgoland, I had to figure out what to do for five days before catching a train to Munich to begin the next part of my German adventure. Having heard people rave about Lübeck, my choice fell on that city. It was convenient since it was on the route that my family was driving to get back home to Denmark, and there would be enough to see and do for five days.

My family dropped me off in Lübeck in the early afternoon, and I spent the rest of the day doing as little as possible. As always when I’m left alone after a great time with people I love, I was feeling down all day. And it didn’t help that the hostel had zero atmosphere and zero other travellers (thank you, pandemic!). But I did go for a long evening stroll which brightened up my mood a little. I discovered a city of gorgeous architecture, cozy narrow streets, green parks and lively riverbanks. I saw a hot air balloon flying over the city and secretly wished I was its passenger. I watched as the sun set over the harbour, telling me it was time to head to bed. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Summer Days in Lübeck, The City of Seven Spires
Guide Location: Germany » Lubeck
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • Salzspeicher
  • Holstentor
  • Edeka
  • Wallanlagen
  • Katzenberg
  • Malerwinklen
  • Lübeck’s cathedral
  • An Der Obertrave
  • Marienkirche
  • Burgtog
  • Stadtpark
  • Heiligen-Geist-Hospital