The former Hanseatic capital founded in the 12th century, nicknamed “the Queen of the Hansa”, Lübeck is a small and typically German city in the Baltic. Now a maritime trading centre, its old town, surrounded by water, bears witness to a thousand years of history. With its seven church steeples and five main churches, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Don’t miss out on discovering its many monuments dating back to the Gothic period, the Renaissance, the baroque era and even the classic period, its small streets and paths leading churches and monasteries. Its patrician houses and fortifications from another time give it a unique identity.