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Lübeck
Holstentor
Holstentor
Coat of arms of Lübeck
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Urban district
Subdivisions 35 Stadtbezirke
Elevation
13 m (43 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)
 • Total 216,530
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
23501 − 23570
Dialling codes 0451, 04502
Vehicle registration HL
Website www.luebeck.de
Hanseatic City of Lübeck *
Church of St. Peter.
Country  Germany
Type Cultural
Criteria iv
Reference 272
Region ** Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription 1987 (11th Session)

Lübeck is a city in the North of Germany, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. It has about 210,000 inhabitants and a university.

The city's full name is Hansestadt Lübeck (Hanseatic city of Lubeck) in memory of its history. It was an important part in the Hanseatic League. The architecture of the city and the region as well is influenced by this historic period. As the Free City of Lübeck, the city was a state of the Weimar Republic. Other Hanseatic cities today are: Hamburg, Rostock, Wismar, Stralsund, Bremen, Greifswald and Demmin.

The most famous citizen is the author Günter Grass. He won the Nobel Prize for literature.

Luebeck has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

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