A week after my London trip, I went on a journey to a completely different city in Germany, where I had the opportunity to explore the vacuous and modest beauty of Lübeck. As soon as I step into town, Am I in the ‘1400s?’ it envelops the feeling. Buildings and cathedrals built with earth-coloured bricks add a nostalgic and gothic air to the city.
Everything in the city is in harmony, and that’s reflected in the architecture. It’s amazing that shops and cafes curled up between Gothic buildings can be so cohesive. There seems to be such a rapport between tourists and locals as well. It’s so hard to figure out who’s coming to visit and who are living there…
At the end of the two days, we started to think to ourselves that no one in this city is working. Everyone’s in vacation mode!
Walking In The Lübeck
Touring cities without a book, without a plan, is one of my favourite things. I read the main things about Ebette, but I like to enjoy the cities more without a map or a guide book. Deviation from within an alley, a voice, a left a right to walk stray…
Lübeck is the ideal city to do so. Because the centre is so small, in two days, all squares, streets can be learned. It’s within a few hours of familiarity and then you start exploring the details.
Live By Day, Sleep By Night
The biggest problem with small cities is that they are very quiet, calm and boring at times. Especially for a tourist attraction… but Lübeck was interestingly lively and quite mobile. On their long and wide streets closed to vehicular traffic, a lot of people enter and exit stores, fill and empty tables in front of restaurants, and add to the city a move that saves it from boredom.
But it was only until nine o’clock in the evening… when we walked into the centre looking for a place to drink beer after dinner that we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw that almost no one was on the street, the streets that were chirping throughout the day turned into abandoned dark streets, because it hadn’t even been ten yet.
What Is Done?
In short, it is not a city to be disappointed with the prospect of nightlife. Moreover, in the north of Germany, both commercial and political importance in the history of this small city after reading a small history maybe even more enjoyable I think. Surely the top of things to do comes from walking along the edge of the trave canal, shopping from the famous marzipan (marzipan) shop Niederegger and going to Travemünde and wandering the seaside.
I don’t know if you get up from Istanbul to Lübeck or not, but when you’re nearby (for example, Hamburg forty minutes, Berlin two and a half hours away), it’s definitely worth a day to go and get an air of something like this. It can also be a great alternative for those who say they want to explore new routes now that I’ve seen I’ve toured major cities in Europe.
A small reminder for those who love cities full of history and liveliness, all the historical structures of Lübeck (almost the entire city) are under protection as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
What to eat on Lübeck?
Unlike its magnificent beer, Germany is not a country to boast much of its food. They don’t eat much except potatoes and sausages. So, as in every German city, Lübeck does not offer many super flavours. However, you can go to Kartoffelkeller to try traditional tastes while you’re gone and have dinner in the medieval northern aura.
The most classic thing to be taken as a gift when returning to a friend and his wife is marzipan sweets and liqueurs … and the marzipan address is the Niederegger store. Also, let me warn you that you can’t get lost in coloured packaging and leave the shop for a few minutes.