With its patrician houses and numerous red-brick Gothic monuments, the former 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 to the delight of pedestrians and cyclists. For centuries Lübeck has been famous for its cellars which are used to mature wines imported from France and for its almond Marzipan.
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