On this city walk, you will discover the ramparts and Lübeck’s green side.
This walk takes you along the water, culminating in a visit to Sachers restaurant.
Begin your tour in our Tourist Information Office at Holstentorplatz. Looking onto the magnificent Holsten Gate, you can get in the mood for your walk in peace and quiet over a delicious fair trade coffee or a tasty soup of the day on the sun terrace.
The ramparts tour starts at nearby Barth Square, shortly before Puppenbrücke bridge. Originally set up by the Lübeck municipal gardener and first German Professor of Horticulture, Erwin Barth, Barth Platz forms the main entrance to the idyllic ramparts on Stadtgraben. Enjoy the beautiful view of the water and then descend the steps to the semicircular Sonnenplatz. Treat yourself to some sunshine here on a bench.
As you head South, you can choose between paths along the banks of the river and those along the heights. Climb Schneckenberg on the former “Katze” bastion from which you have a fantastic view of the Old Town backdrop with its church spires. After crossing Possehlstraße, you start the ascent to the former bastion of “Kommiss” which encloses the popular minigolf complex on Wallstraße with green spaces on three sides. The next staging post is the large sportsground of Buniamshof. It was designed by Erwin Barth in 1910 and then as now, it hosted major sporting events in the Hanseatic city.
Carry on over the crown of the ramparts offering a wonderful view of Lübeck Cathedral looking towards the open-air stage. Many different events are held here in the summer months. Follow the path down and cross Wipperbrücke bridge. In the Middle Ages, fraudulent merchants were drowned from this bridge. After the bridge, you turn right again to the path along the bank of the Trave Canal. A few metres further, the Kaisertor playground tempts you to catch a breather. The pool dating back to around 1920 is a special highlight. Children still splash around here to their heart’s content in summer.
Now you pass the remains of old walls and the arch of a gate, the old Kaisertor (Emperor’s Gate). Follow the path along the bank and under Mühlenbrücke bridge. Now you will get a glimpse of the cathedral between Krähenteich and the Trave Canal. From here, you have a wonderful view over the pond onto the old town wall, the cathedral and St. Giles’. At the end of your ramparts tour, Sachers Restaurant on Hüxtertorbrücke tempts you to drop in – right by the water and with the wonderful midday sun on the terrace.
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