Traveller Hotel Lubeck
St. Jurgen Ring 60, Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, 23564, Germany
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Boat tours from the river front
with the statue of Devil outside St. Marien Kirche
Luebeck - Holstentor - Irina and Asslan
Can anyone answer the following for me as I can't find the info anywhere online?
1. Does Lubeck have a left-luggage office
2. From where in Hamburg do I get the Ryanair airport bus to Lubeck airport? And does anyone know the times?
RE: Lubeck questions
1. Unlikely. Too small. There is also no left luggage office shown on the map of the station:
What is a bit surprising is that there are also no lockers shown on the map (they are on the maps of other stations). This is unusual for a station of this size.
map showing the ZOB (central bus station) and the Hbf (main railway station)
RE: RE: Lubeck questions
As far as I know, Lübeck Hbf is under reconstruction. That's may be why there are currently no lockers.
RE: RE: Lubeck questions
Thanks, those are very helpful links.
We'll be in Lubeck all day before leaving for Hamburg, so it would be great to leave the bags somewhere. Does the bus station (or anywhere else you know of) have lockers/left-luggage?
Travel Tips for Lübeck
Salzspeicher - Salt Warehouses
The Salzspeicher are six gabled salt warehouses that stand just beyond the Hosltertor. Of course they are located directly on the River Trave, which was and is Lübeck's link with the Baltic Sea.
Salt was produced in nearby Luneberg and transported here, where it used to preserve fish - particularly herring - that was caught in the sea. Salt was also bartered with other Hanseatic traders for luxury items such as furs and whalebone.
Quoting from a page I find quite interesting to read regarding cycling the Baltic. "The Germans call this body of water the Ostsee but in English we know it as the Baltic Sea. Maxa and I split this tour into two parts, Flensburg to Luebeck and Luebeck to Ahlbeck on Usedom.." http://bicyclegermany.com/baltic_coast.htm
looking at whopping big organs...
As Romanesque buildings go, Lubeck Cathedral is quite an impressive one.
The Lutheran influence is quite clear, with much of the building have a solid, pure feeling to it. The transistion from catholic rule seems to have been relatively smooth here compared to may other German cities, and the Catholics occupy a building only a few hunded meters away.
Despite the heavy Lutheran influence and the best efforts of the RAF in 1942 (to be fair they wern't actually aiming at the Cathedral) a number of impressive works of art remain. Most impressive are a 53-foot-tall Triumphal Cross by Bernt Notke (1477) and an astronomical clock from 1625.
Also of note is the organ, begun in 1970 to replace the old organ that was finished off by Biggles and his mates. Rather impressively much of it was built 'in-situ' in an organ makers worshop inside the church.
To my mind the cathedral seems to be able to combine ancient elements with a feeling of moderness and vibrancy. A wonderful space to explore.
Heiligen-Geist Hospital--oldest "retirement home"
The old Heiligen-Geist Hospital is truly an interesting stop for anyone visiting Lübeck.
The building was built circa 1290, and later served as a retirement home of sorts. These small "apartments" inside of it that have the distinction of being the world's oldest known retirement home.
Some retirement home! The rooms are SUPER small, with doors that are maybe no more than 5 1/2 feet tall. All they really have are a bed, a table and a chair. If the elderly had no one to take care of them, they were allowed to live here. Living in such a place seems impossible to us in the present time, but they were probably considered "nice" back then.
But when you think of it, a place like this was a rather innovative concept!!!
Many of the buildings in the Altstadt have been beautifully restored, after much of the city was destroyed during WW2. Not too many traces remain of the destruction. Perhaps the most notable reminder is the bells of the Marienkirche which are on display in the church, left as they were after the bombing in 1942.
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