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Medieval Lubeck
Kiel Shore Excursions - Medieval Lubeck


 



This 7 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from your Hotel or the Port in Kiel
  • Private Licensed English Speaking Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Walking Tour
  • Included Interior Visits- St. Marien Church
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Tour Number:
GKIEL-03

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Historic Buildings, Walking Tour
Length: 7 Hours
Walking: Medium (lots of walking on cobblestone streets)
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Local City Guide
Language: English

Kiel, Germany -This tour visits the charming medieval old town of Lubeck with its famous Gate. You enjoy an historical walking tour where you learn about the Hanseatic League and explore hidden alleyways most visitors don't see.

After meeting you guide you immediately depart for the old island town of Lubeck, which is surrounded by the river Trave and a man-made shipping channel. Lubeck was a member of the Hanseatic League, a sort of merchant association set up in Northern Germany and the Baltic Region. In the middle ages it was very dangerous for ships to travel alone so merchants banded together to form a great power.

Lubeck was also a Free Imperial City which meant it was free from rule by the Holy Roman Empire, Lubeck is steeped in history and tradition, and is simply beautiful. Today you will see proud old patrician houses and redbrick churches which are typical in the Baltic region.

Upon arrival in Lubeck you enjoy the medieval ambiance during your walking tour of the old town with its well-known Holsten Gate. This landmark is an original city gate and one of the few relics of the old city fortress. Your tour includes a visit to Gothic St. Marien Church, whose tower looms over the town's skyline. This was one of the first Gothic churches with flying buttresses to be built out of brick. You also see the nearby Gothic Town Hall, the oldest one in Germany.

A hidden highlight for many people is the Fuechtingshof, one of the quaintest alleys in town. Lubeck has 82 hidden alleyways which are closed from the main streets by gates. However your guide can provide access to them so you can see how locals lived for hundreds of years.

At the end of the walking tour you have free time to explore or have lunch. Perhaps you will want to taste the world famous Lubecker Marzipan at Cafe Niederegger. These sweet treats are well known throughout Europe and originated from Lubeck.

Later today you return to the ship in Kiel with "sweet" memories of this historical city.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Kiel tours and Kiel Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Kiel tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Drive to Lubeck - 1.5 Hours
  • City Walking Tour - 2 Hours
  • Lunch Break and Free Time - 2 Hours
  • Return to pier - 1.5 Hours