The Wealth & Wonders of the Hanseatic Cities24th Jul 2024
Explore this fascinating period in history
This cruise down the Elbe takes you to the heart of the Hanseatic League, that confederation of Northern cities which dominated maritime trade in the North and Baltic seas in the medieval period. From the 12th to the 15th centuries, the League, strengthen by a common legal system and united military forces, became extraordinarily powerful and prosperous. Invigorated by this wealth, the Hanse cities aggrandised their urban centres, in particular their cathedrals, city halls and homes, in order to display their status. In the process they developed a unique architectural style, North German Brick Gothic, which gives the towns a characteristic and cohesive appearance and brings this rich history into life. Join our tour to explore this fascinating period in the company of one of Andante’s most popular Guide Lecturers.
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What to Expect
- Enjoy three days exploring the delights of Berlin, from its medieval roots to its modern brilliance
- Explore the charms of Lueneburg with its preserved medieval industrial centre and cobblestone squares
- Visit Luebeck, the Queen of the Hanseatic city with its well-preserved medieval city centre, including priceless brick Gothic buildings, such as St Mary’s Church
Day by Day Itinerary
London – Berlin
After arriving in Berlin, we transfer to our hotel and time permitting we enjoy an orientation walk in the city.