An hour's train ride from Hamburg, the Baltic seaport town of Lübeck was the most important city in the Hanseatic League. The city was largely destroyed in the bombings of World War Two. This Merian map of 1641 shows it in its glory days.
I took dozens of photos from my visits there, mostly inside the ancient redbrick Gothic churches which have been well-restored.
|The Holsten Tor, gate to the city.|
|The Marienkirche, built between 1250 and 1350.|
|Plaque commemorating Bach's apprenticeship with Buxtehude here.|
|Front door handles|