Strengliner Muehle Hotel
Muehlenstrasse 2, Pronstorf, Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, 23820, Germany
More about Lübeck
Strange window with a skull!
Model of St Petri - in St Petri
RAF aiming sight
Travel Tips for Lübeck
This is a custom in the whole of Germany to be precise. Generally during the Christmas season. We have seen it in every town that we visited during the last three months of 2007 including Luebeck. The harder heart-shaped Lebkuchen with inscription in icing like "Ich liebe dich" which means "I love you" are common and seen hanging in the temporary stores for the purpose. Many children are often seen having those cakes hanging as garlands on their necks, while the relish bits of the same.
If you want a good view of the city, and its surroundings, then you ought to get up to the viewing tower of the St. Petri church. It is a sturdy brick tower with a bulit in lift so it is perfect for people suffering from vertigo (that's me!) since there is no worrying about see through stairs or windy, open viewing platforms!
The church itself was, unfortunately, closed when I was there.
Views from Petrikirche
From the top of the Petrikirche there are excellent views of the Altstadt, especiailly of the Holstentor, the Salthouses and the various churches in the city. It was a little bit hazy so we couldn't see all the way to Travelmunde, but we could see most of the buildings nearby.
What really stood out was the red slate rooftops of the houses and the reg and green coloured churches. We also spotted many many examples of Dutch gable architecture, especially near the Salthouses.
The only spoiler was the roof of the shopping centre on the west side of the Markt, which didn't blend in with the Marienkirche & the Rathaus on the other sides of the square.
Boat trip round the city
Inevitably there are boats that take visitors on scenic tours along the waterways of major towns. Lübeck has several boat companies and we chose one from a central location quite near to the Holstentor.
The trip lasted about 1 hour and it took us up and down river. There was a bar on board and a pleasant atmosphere. Boat trips have become a 'must do' for our family and we always enjoy them - perhaps the enforced slow pace is what we like. If the weather is kind there are few more pleasant things to do than watch the town landscape unfold at a slow steady pace. Try it.
Ice World in Luebeck
During my visit to Luebeck I was in luck that the event 'Ice World' was being held. I had seen ice- and snow sculptures on pictures before, and I always wanted to go to a thing like this for myself. So this was a great opportunity for me to go and take a look at Ice World.
The great thing about it is that you can see ice AND snow sculptures, or in this case even a sculpture that combines the two. I was amazed by how much detail there was in the sculptures and the great effect by using the combination of ice and snow. All the sculptures at Ice World were in a theme "The Bible - Stories from the Old and the New Testament".
Popular Hotels in Lübeck
Fackenburger Allee 54, Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, 23554, Germany