Situated in the north of Germany Lübeck is an old city with a strong medevial heritage. The city came into power as a member of the Hanseatic League or Hansa. The association is so strong that Lübeck is sometimes called "Queen of the Hansa".
Lübeck is the setting for the novel "The Buddenbrooks or Decline of a Family" by Th. Mann, published 1901 and the novel which won him the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1929. This novel is one of the great German contributions to World Literature and a must-read for visitors to Lübeck.
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The most famous icon of the city is the Holstentor (Holsten Gate), which was one of the four gates where the city could be entered. The old centre is dominated by seven church steeples. The oldest is are the Lübecker Dom (Lübecker Cathedral) which dates from the 13th Century.
Trans Russia Express operates a ferry between St Petersburg and Lübeck.
|Baltic Hotel||Hansestraße 11||Hotel||87|
|Hotel Restaurant Elisabeth||Elisabethstr. 4 Bad Schwartau||Hotel||87|
|SleepIn YMCA Lübeck||Große Petersgrube 11||Hostel||76|
|Hotel Stadt Lubeck||Am Bahnhof 21||Hotel||86|
|Hotel Arnimsruh||Wesloer Landstraße 11||Hotel||-|
|Jugendherberge Lübeck-Vor dem Burgtor||Am Gertrudenkirchhof 4||Hostel||82|
|Baltic Hotel||Hansestrae 11||HOTEL||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
Germany's postal system is very efficient, their logistics branch DHL is one of the best companies in this field world-wide, with domestic post or within a radius of 400 kilometres, send within a day. The website of Deutsche Post has an online calculator for postage fees as well as a post office finder. Within Germany, sending postcards costs €0.45 and standard letters €0.55, within Europe it is €0.65 for a postcard, standard letters to places in Europe cost €0.70. Outside Europe, the prices for sending a postcard or standard letter are €1 and €1.70 respectively. Although you will find the old post offices (mainly in the city centre), most of the smaller neighbourhood post offices are part of a small tobacco shop or grocery store.
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