|UNESCO #272 - Hanseatic City of Lübeck - GERMANY|
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Lübeck - GERMANY - UNESCO #272
This multivew card came from the city of Lübeck, founded in 1143 (same year Portugal gained it's independence) and home of the second largest Christmas market. Thank you very much Chris, you live in a beautiful city. 122 UNESCO cards in my collection, only 859 to finish.
Lübeck – the former capital and Queen City of the Hanseatic League – was founded in the 12th century and prospered until the 16th century as the major trading centre for northern Europe. It has remained a centre for maritime commerce to this day, particularly with the Nordic countries. Despite the damage it suffered during the Second World War, the basic structure of the old city, consisting mainly of 15th- and 16th-century patrician residences, public monuments (the famous Holstentor brick gate), churches and salt storehouses, remains unaltered.