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The Hanseatic City of Lübeck is the second-largest city in Schleswig-Holstein, in northern Germany, and one of the major ports of Germany. Situated on the river Trave, it was for several centuries the "capital" of the Hanseatic League ("Queen of the Hanse") and, because of its Brick Gothic architectural heritage, is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The old part of Lübeck is on an island enclosed by the Trave. Much of the old town has kept a medieval appearance with old buildings and narrow streets. At one time the town could only be entered via any of four town gates, of which today two remain, the well-known Holstentor (1478) and theBurgtor (1444).The old town centre is dominated by seven church steeples. The oldest are the Lübecker Dom (the city's cathedral) and the Marienkirche (Saint Mary's), both from the 13th and 14th centuries.Other sights include:the Lübecker Rathaus (Town Hall).Saint Catherine Church, Lübeck, a church that belonged to a former monastery, now the Katharineum, a Latin school.Thomas Mann's house.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Germany
Keywords:Allemagne, Deutschland, Duitsland, Germany, Hanse, Hanseatic City of Lübeck, Hanze, Lubeck, Lübeck, Patriomonio de la Humanidad, Unesco, Welterbe, World Heritage, werelderfgoed