Special Lübeck Travel Tips by Bettina Kraft
Why I like Lübeck: With a long and proud history, Luebeck's past as a dominant city in the Hanseatic League continues to be felt today. In 1987, UNESCO named Luebeck's city scape as World Heritage Site. Over 1,800 buildings, alleys, and streets lie within this district, which is completely enclosed by rivers and canals, creating an island of sorts. For many Germans, Luebeck is beloved because of its delectable marzipan tradition. Be sure to linger in front of a confectioner's shop here and prepare to be amazed at the array of marzipan creations - from elephants to lady bugs - that are available to see, and taste! Luebeck's cultural offerings are as rich as its culinary ones. The famed Memling Altar can be seen at the St. Annen Museum. Also, the just as famous brick Holsten Gate, once an access point along the city wall, attracts tourists from far and near. Children love the Luebeck Puppet Theater and the Museum for Theater Figures with its puppet and marionette exhibits. Luebeck also has a rich literary tradition. The prominent German writers Thomas and Heinrich Mann grew up here, and exhibits on their lives and careers can be found in the Buddenbrook House. Guenther Grass, the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, also chose to live in Luebeck, and an exhibit on his work is located on the Glockengiesserstrasse. If you are interested in European films, schedule your visit to Luebeck to coincide with the Nordic Film Days, a festival in November which features films from the Scandanavian and Baltic countries. Although there is plenty to keep you busy in Luebeck, day trips to the beaches of Travemuende or the historic city of Lueneburg are also sure to please.
These Lübeck travel tips are compiled by Bettina Kraft. Bettina likes to help visitors from all over the world to experience Germany in a different, more personal way, and make it easy for them to do so by providing detailed travel tips and advise.
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There is unfortunately a lot of scam and fraud on the Internet today and we read sad stories about families who booked a cheap apartment on a rental site only to find out later when they arrived that this apartment did not even exist! Therefore when you see our LLAG quality seal next to an apartment listing that means that we have verified and approved this particular apartment and you can be assured that this is a good choice when booking this one.
Of course, given our large selection of vacation rentals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland we cannot personally inspect every one of them. However, here is what we do to to ensure overall high quality and minimze the risk of fraud:
First, we are very selective and don't accept apartments of poor quality based on submitted description and photos.
We verify the owner's address, require a web site, and a valid phone number. With many of our property owners we talk with them over the phone on a daily basis and we have built up with them a strong business relationship over the years.
If we experience communication issues with a property owner, e.g. they respond too slowly to inquiries or customer requests, we investigate and possibly cancel our business relationship with that owner. Reason is if we are not able to successfully communicate with an owner, how can we expect that it should work out with a potential tenant?
We have a very high customer satisfaction rate (please read our customer testimonials.) However, if a customer reports issues we also immediately investigate. In case of incidents where we believe the quality and overall service of an apartment is no longer up to our standards we also remove that one from our site quickly.
Those quality measures helped us in the past to successfully protect our customers when booking a rental through us. Look for the LLAG quality seal that indicates that we have approved and verified that apartment.