Lübeck The Essential
With its fine patrician houses and numerous Gothic, Renaissance and neo-Classical monuments, the old capital of the Hanse, now a World Heritage site, is still the most dynamic German city in the Baltic. Surrounded by water, the old town is largely traffic-free and used mainly by pedestrians and cyclists. For centuries Lübeck has been famous for its marzipan and for its cellars which are used to mature wines imported from France.
This fortified gate, with its enormous