Here we see a view along the Untertrave, a section of the Trave river, a bit north of the famous Holstentor in Lübeck. The city, known for its rich trading history as the “Queen of the Hanse”, has a wealth of historic medieval buildings and the remaining historic parts of the old town are an UNESCO world heritage site. In this street panorama we see for example the Marienkirche in the back at the right edge, the Marzipan Storehouses left of it and the Carl Tesdorpf building. The latter was built by the influential Tesdorpf family which founded a tradional whine trading company and is closely connected with Lübeck’s role in european whine trade.
Lübeck is also a leading city in the production and trade of Marzipan, especially since the late 19th century. An obvious symbol has been and still is the large Marzipan Storehouses we see in this view. Today they house a Marzipan-Land including a cafe, a museum and a Marzipan-Show. The Marienkirche (St. Mary Church) is Germany’s 3rd largest church and the archetype for northgerman brick gothic style churches. Two streets that lead up to the old town are also visible, the Alfstrasse left of the church and the Mengstrasse in the middle, which goes up to the Buddenbrookhaus and is another Luebeck-Streetline-Panorama we published.
This panorama of Lübeck was presented in week 4 of our 101 weeks 101 cities of europe project.