The old part of Lübeck is on an island enclosed by the Trave. The Elbe–Lübeck Canal connects the Trave with the Elbe River.
Much of the old town has kept a medieval appearance with old buildings and narrow streets. At one time the town could only be entered via any of four town gates, of which today two remain, the well-known Holstentor (1478) and the Burgtor(1444).
The old town centre is dominated by seven church steeples. The oldest are the Lübecker Dom (the city's cathedral) and the Marienkirche (Saint Mary's), both from the 13th and 14th centuries.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Ratzeburg (Germany) (19 km), Schwerin (Germany) (55 km), Bunker Hamburg Central Station (57 km), Hamburg (Germany) (57 km), Tierpark Hagenbeck (58 km), Miniature Wonderland (58 km), Schleswig (Germany) (102 km), Celle (Germany) (144 km), German Oil Museum (145 km), Bremen (Germany) (152 km), Autostadt Wolfsburg (160 km), Hannover Zoo (176 km), Hannover (Germany) (179 km), Koldinghus Castle (197 km), Hildesheim (Germany) (197 km), Cloppenburg Museum Village (208 km), Goslar (Germany) (217 km), Viking Ship Museum Roskilde (218 km), Mines of Rammelsberg (220 km), Wernigerode (Germany) (226 km)