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German location
DistrictUrban district
BrgermeisterBernd Saxe
Governing partyCDU
Basic statistics
Area (km2)214.13
Elevation (m)13
Other information
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plateHL (1906 1937; since 1956)
Postal code23501−23570
Area code0451, 04502

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The Hanseatic City of Lübeck (-deˈlyːbɛkpronDe-Lübeck is the second-largest city in Schleswig-Holstein, in northern Germany, and one of the major ports of Germany. It was for several centuries the "capital" of the Hanseatic League ("Queen of the Hanse") and, because of its Brick Gothic architectural heritage, is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In 2005 it had a population of 213,983.

Situated on the river Trave, Lübeck is the largest German port on the Baltic Sea. The old part of the town is an island enclosed by the Trave. The Elbe Lübeck Canal connects the Trave with the Elbe River. Another important river near the town centre is the Wakenitz. The Autobahn 1 connects Lübeck with Hamburg and Denmark (Vogelfluglinie). The borough of Travemünde is a sea resort and ferry port on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Its central station links Lübeck to a number of lines, notably the line to Hamburg.

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