Luebeck and Wismar -
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The twin towns boast with brick gothic splendor and a rich past as members of the Hanseatic league. A journey into history and a charming flair.

Luebeck and Wismar guided tour

Full day tour with your guide.

Visit the two heritage towns in a full day tour filled with history and fantastic photo opportunities. Both have a well preserved old town with the typical brick houses and gothic churches. Learn about the construction of the cathedrals and how the bricks were made. Browse the busy market squares with their town halls. Luebeck has three nobel prize winners to call their old and new citizens. Highlights are Holsten Gate, Holy Spirit Hospital and St. Marien in Luebeck and the Fuerstenhof Palace and St. Georgen church in Wismar. Of course there will be time for a taste of regional delicacies.
  • 9-10 h tour
  • modern car/van/bus with AC
  • local tour guide from/to port
  • tour of Luebeck
  • inside visit St. Marien Luebeck
  • tour of Wismar
  • time at leisure
  • typical lunch (not included)
  • rates
    • car + guide max. 2 pax: 795 Euro
    • van + guide max. 6 pax: 845 Euro
    • bus + guide max. 49 pax: 1195 Euro

    Holsten Gate Luebeck

    The famous landmark of Luebeck can be found on all postcards but also on the wrapping of the famous marzipan candy. Built in the 15th century its defense function was soon to be minimal but the decorative value high. It is the main entrance to the old town and a favorite snapshot. Inside is a popular museum.

    Warehouses in Luebeck

    Along the banks of the river Trave, leading to the Baltic sea, Luebeck's merchants had their large, brick warehouses. Here they stored salt, wines, cereals, furs and other products from the North waiting to sell them to their clients in Western and Southern Europe. The many small windows and the cable whinches remind of it today.

    Town Hall Luebeck

    The market square in Luebeck is dominated by the old town hall. The oldest parts date back to the 13th century but there were additions made far into the Renaissance period. The large holes in the gable defend it against the wind and are very typical elements of the Hanseatic style. A fresh market takes place a few days a week.

    Market square in Wismar

    This is one of the largest market squares in Northern Germany and a picture book of architecture. Alongside are the famous Old Swede restaurant, the beautiful Wasserkunst well and the town hall. The square is the starting point to explore the old town and invites to take a break in one of the cafés.

    Swedish Heads of Wismar

    The town was part of the kingdom of Sweden from 1648 to 1803 and there are still many reminders to this period. The bearded men with the lion fur around their necks are a fancy of the Baroque era but commonly referred to as Swedish heads since they were placed at the entrance to the port during the swedish occupation.

    Old town of Wismar

    Walking down from the market square to the old port is like travelling back into the past. Small cobbled streets and the ancient water supply system with its canals make up the atmosphere. In the past years the restoration of the historic brick and half-timbered houses is far advanced. A true World Heritage site.

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