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Location address: Deutschland, Lübeck, Lübeck
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Lubeck was a Hanseatic city. The Hanseatic League was founded by several German cities in the period 1250-1350. One of the commercial aspects of this Hanseatic League was controling the salt and herring trade. This trade was so crucial that it was governed by such a powerful organization like the Hanseatic League.
The Hanseatic City of Lübeck (pronounced [ˈlyːbɛk] ( listen), Low German [ˈlyːbɛːk], Polabian Liubice) 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. In 2005 it had a population of 213,983.
Lübeck is the largest German port on the Baltic Sea. Lübeck was for several centuries the “capital” of the Hanseatic League. Because of its Brick Gothic architectural heritage is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
Linked themes: World heritage