Lübeck is a city in the state Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany. It is located on the Trave and Wakenitz rivers, about 14 km from the Baltic Sea. That makes it one of the major ports of Germany. The city has 216,712 inhabitants. Lübeck has since the 19th century, the nickname “capital of marzipan,” because the famous marzipan originating to the city.

The German city was founded by Count Adolf II of Holstein in 1143.
In 1630 became the port of Lübeck one of the most important harbour on the Baltic Sea. But the wars Napoleonic wars destroyed the economic pressures.
Lübeck was under French rule from 1811 to 1813 and after 1815 was a member state of the German Confederation.
During the World War II a large part of the historic inner city was destroyed by a British bombing raid.

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