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A Brief History of Lübeck

A Brief History of Lübeck

Historic Lübeck was founded in 1143 on a strategic and relatively safe island in the River Trave. It became a free imperial city as early as 1226 and soon after became the center of the Hanseatic League. For the next 400 years, up to the league’s demise at the time of the Thirty Year’s War, Lübeck was one of the richest and most powerful cities in Northern Europe. From the 17th century the city was in decline, a process only halted after the completion of the Elbe-Lübeck canal in 1900. During World War II, the town suffered from air raids as early as March 1942. Following the war, the influx of refugees from the eastern provinces of Germany doubled the town’s population to 200,000.

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