12 October 2017

#1423 Germany

Lübeck is a city in Schleswig-Holsteinnorthern Germany, and one of the major ports of Germany. On the river Trave, it was the leading city of the Hanseatic League, and because of its extensive Brick Gothic architecture is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In 2015, it had a population of 218,523.

The old part of Lübeck is on an island enclosed by the Trave. The Elbe–Lübeck Canal connects the Trave with the Elbe River. Another important river near the town centre is the WakenitzAutobahn 1 connects Lübeck with Hamburg and DenmarkTravemünde is a sea resort and ferry port on the coast of the Baltic SeaLübeck Hauptbahnhof links Lübeck to a number of railway lines, notably the line to Hamburg.

Date of Inscriptionn on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1987

Thank you, Uwe !

Sent on: October 9, 2017
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