For non-golfing partners and guests, we have programmed interesting excusions to the most beautiful and famous medieval hanseatic towns with a lot of maritime soul. Unforgettable Rotary Moments!
Hanseatic City of Lübeck:
Cultural Heritage and Gate to the Baltic. Lübeck is unique and wonderful. This is why UNESCO declared the existing cityscape to be a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987. The water-enclosed Old Town with its roughly 1,800 listed buildings, historical alleyways and criss-crossed lanes is not, however, just pretty to the eye, but is also the hub of an extremely lively, major city with roughly 214,000 inhabitants. Formerly as Free Hanseatic City, an independent state, Lübeck is now, in terms of size, the largest city in the region of Schleswig Holstein and claims for itself the title of the cultural capital of the north.
Hanseatic City of Lüneburg:
Treat yourself to an interesting in the more than 1050 years old salt and Hanseatic city of Lüneburg, the sister of Lübeck! The medieval architecture in the style of brick Gothic and the romantic, historic gables are Lüneburg’s trademark. In charming contrast to the historical backdrop stands the young, colorful city life of the university city. Lüneburg was built on salt and gained wealth and reputation through the trade in the “white gold” in the Middle Ages – the traces of the salty past of Lüneburg can be seen everywhere in the city center and entice to exciting explorations.
Hanseatic City of Hamburg:
A Hanse or Hansa was originally only the name of a group of merchants who joined forces on a trade trip for common protection. As a collective term for German merchants, the term is commonly used from the middle of the 12th century and above all at the outer ends of their trade routes. The main trade routes of the Hanseatic League stretched across a corridor between Russia and the English Channel. Closest to Hamburg and therefore of early importance were the representations of German merchants in the English capital London and in Flanders Bruges. In London in 1157, Cologne merchants had already received a building complex directly on the Thames as a branch, in which later also Hamburg and Lübeck merchants regularly stayed. In Bruges Hamburg and Lübeck merchants set the tone from the middle of the 13th century.