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Architecture tour Hanseatic Cities

Journey

Travel time
6 days or upon request
Arrival information
daily
Bookable from
10 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easyPlace-to-place tourAugustusTours Original Tour (organized by AugustusTours)
  • City hall in Lübeck
    Image source: LTM, Torsten Krüger

  • City of Lübeck with Holstentor

  • Lübeck Cathedral
    Image source: Lübeck Travemünde Marketing

  • Harbour of Wismar

  • Schwerin Castle

  • St. Nikolai Church in Stralsund

What to expect

A trip to the north of Germany offers architecture lovers very special experiences. Delicate vaults, imposing church buildings and city gates steeped in history - all built from the striking red brick.

The European Route of Brick Gothic runs from Denmark across Germany's coast to Poland and tells of the trade and wealth of the Hanseatic cities. The architecture of the brick Gothic is to be found in Germany to this extent only in the north. Churches, city walls, palaces and castles, town houses and towers can be found, built in the small-scale stones. Discover the architectural features paired with the charming cities of the German Baltic coast.

Plan your architectural trip to the north and discover Wismar, Stralsund, Greifswald, Lübeck or the impressive Minster of Bad Doberan. Many of the places are even on the list of UNESCO World Heritage and have also gained international significance.

We have put together a proposal for a trip on the topic "Brick Gothic". The trip can be customized according to your wishes, in terms of programme and duration.

Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

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My Tip „Plan more time on Rügen Island and visit the National Park Jasmund or the lighthouse Putgarten at Cape Arkona.“

Itinerary

Detailed information for journey "Architecture tour Hanseatic Cities"

Basic package for your architecture tour
6 days / 5 nights

Day 1: Individual arrival to Lübeck Holstentor in Lübeck
After your arrival to the beautiful city of Lübeck, we recommend a tour of the picturesque old town. The city center is surrounded by the waters of the Trave and a moat. During the tour you will get to know the most important sights of the Hanseatic city, such as the seven church towers (Lübeck is referred to as the "city of seven towers"), the impressive brick town houses and, of course, the famous Holstentor. A popular souvenir is the renowned Niederegger Marzipan.

Day 2: Excursion to Wismar
From Lübeck the city of Wismar is worth a visit. Located in the Wismar Bay, protected by the island of Poel, the Hanseatic city flourished in the Middle Ages and left charming town houses, which form a colorful ambience especially on the market square. The Hanseatic city is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. The churches of the city center, such as St. Mary's Church and St. Nicholas Church, are testimonies of brick Gothic.

Day 3: Drive to Schwerin
The drive from Lübeck to Schwerin does not take long, so in the afternoon you can explore the beautiful city on Lake Schwerin as if you have all the time in the world. In addition to a tour, you should definitely plan to visit the castle. Give yourself a little more time here. The seat of the Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for many centuries once was the residence of the Mecklenburg dukes. The castle is located on a small island and includes a castle garden. Since 1993, the Schwerin Castle Festival takes place in the summer here.

Day 4: Drive to Stralsund via Bad Doberan
The Minster of Bad Doberan is considered the "pearl of brick Gothic". Built in the 13th century as a Cistercian monastery, the high-Gothic church still impresses its visitors today. It has a high international rank, as it holds the richest equipment of all Cistercian churches from all over Europe. In addition, it served as the burial place of the Mecklenburg dukes and nobles for centuries. And that the soil conditions were considered a special challenge for the builders, makes the building even more amazing for us today. Continue to Stralsund, where you spend the night.

Day 5: Guided walking tour Stralsund and excursion to Greifswald St. Nikolas' Church in Stralsund
In addition to Wismar, the old town of Stralsund is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During a tour you can experience the masterpieces of brick Gothic: St. Nikolai, St. Jakobi and St. Mary are just three of the many highlights. Tip: From the observation tower of the Marienkirche you have a wonderful view over the city and the Strelasund. Other attractions include the Gorch Fock and the impressive building of the OZEANEUM.
In the afternoon we recommend a trip to Greifswald. The birthplace of the famous painter Caspar David Friedrich has a lovingly designed old town, the Pomeranian State Museum and the Museum Harbor. When it comes to brick Gothic, the visit of the monastery ruin Eldena (a frequently used motif by Caspar David Friedrich) should not be missed. In the small suburb Wieck a stroll on the promenade is highly recommended.

Day 6: Individual return journey or extension
Today you start the journey home or extend your stay. Depending on where you are coming from, you can supplement this tour with an extension in Berlin or Hamburg. Also other excursions, such as to Rügen Island, Usedom Island or the city of Rostock are possible. We are happy to help you to find ideas.

Credits:
Holstentor Lübeck © Die Landpartie
St. Nikolas' Church in Stralsund © AugustusTours

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next architecture tour to the Hanseatic Cities which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next city tour.



Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My Tip „Plan more time on Rügen Island and visit the National Park Jasmund or the lighthouse Putgarten at Cape Arkona.“

Services

Services included

Basic package for your architecture tour
4 day / 3 nights

  • 2 x overnight stay incl. breakfast in Lübeck
  • Guided walking tour Lübeck inkl. Holstentor and excursion to Wismar
  • 1 x overnight stay incl. breakfast in Schwerin
  • Guided walking tour Schwerin and visit to Schwerin Castle
  • Excursion to Bad Doberan incl. visit to the Minster
  • 2 x overnight stay incl. breakfast in Stralsund
  • Guided walking tour Stralsund incl. city hall and excursion to Greifswald and Eldena Monastery
  • Travel documents for the tour manager/driver
  • 24-hrs telephone service

Additional excursions for your architecture tour to the Hanseatic cities

  • Ride on the steam train "Molli" between Bad Doberan and Kühlungsborn
  • Extension in Stralsund and excursion to Rügen Island incl. train ride on the Rushing Roland and visit to Granitz Castle
  • Day excursion to Usedom Island and visit to the "Kaiserbäder" Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin incl. time for taking a stroll along the seaside promenade
  • Overnight stay or excursion to Rostock incl. guided walking tour and visit to Warnemünde
  • Extension in Berlin or Hamburg, depending on your arrival and departure destination

Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My Tip „Plan more time on Rügen Island and visit the National Park Jasmund or the lighthouse Putgarten at Cape Arkona.“


Quotes

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This art & architecture tour is characterized by its creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. It can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your desires. The prices are based on the programme, group size and hotel class. We are looking forward to your inquiry and provide you with an individual offer for your art and architecture tours. We are also happy to organize a cultural tour in different German cities for your group!

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All our group tour suggestions can be altered, shortened or extended as required. We will be pleased to make you an offer tailored to your specific needs – please send us your request for a group tour offer to Germany. Once you have submitted your request we will send you a tailor-made quote.

Being a very experienced and high-performance incoming partner, we offer you support and advice regarding the realisation of your group travels. Since 1997, we have been working for international travel agents, associations, companies as well as private clients. During all our work, we constantly follow our standard “Expertise. Ideas. Passion.” and thus implement it while booking your travel. Follow the link to find out how we work in the department of city and cultural tours.

We have numerous suggestions for you and your group – no matter if you are planning a city break, cultural tour or round trip throughout Germany! The mentioned tours are only some suggestions. Please do not hesitate to send us your special ideas and requirements on your next group or study tour.

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