Photos

Photographer's Note

I have mentioned already that Lübeck is sometimes called "the town of seven spires". The previous photo which I uploaded shows three of them: two belong to St Marien church and one St Petri tower.

This is a view from St Petri tower towards St Marien church and further to Port of Lübeck.
Visitors are allowed to climb this tower only.
The views in all directions are spectacular.

Some people, even after living couple of years in this town cannot distinguish among the spires. I cannot understand it because for me, even if they are very similar to each other, they are all having their own character.

Because Lübeck was in the past a capital of a sort of empire located around Baltic sea, you may find similar churches with similar patterns in many cities in the Baltic sea proximity. Not only in Germany. They all tried to look like Lübeck. To give you an example: the most interesting church in Kiel is similar in size to the smallest, least interesting church in Lübeck.

To raise your interest in this town, I share three more facts with you:
1. Thomas Mann was born here, you can visit here Buddenbrooks House.
2. Lübeck was so powerful in the past that once its people burned Copenhagen, and afterward for a very long time City Hall in Lübeck had the influence on the Danish king elections.
3. It still remains the marzipan capital of the world.

Blairfraser, alexisborel, grafu, COSTANTINO has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 3670
Points: 24
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5723 W: 104 N: 14826] (58672)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH