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Lubeck



Introduction of Lubeck
City in Schleswig-Holstein, on the Trave River,near the Baltic Sea, 35 mi NE of Hamburg.Founded by the count of Holstein in 1143, it wasmade a free imperial city in 1226 by Frederick II and grew to head the Hanseatic League as one of thechief commercial centers of northern Europe. Itdeclined with the rise of Sweden and Denmark and with the opening up of the Americas. The last Hanseaticdiet was held here in 1630. Sacked by theFrench in 1803 during the French RevolutionaryWars, it joined the Zollverein and the North GermanConfederation and was incorporated intoSchleswig-Holstein in 1937. Today it is a major portand industrial center whose inner city is one of thefinest examples of medieval Gothic architecture innorthern Europe, despite massive damage from Alliedbombing in World War II. It was taken by the Allieson May 4, 1945. LСЊbeck is the setting of ThomasMann's novel Buddenbrooks.City in Schleswig-Holstein, on the Trave River,near the Baltic Sea, 35 mi NE of Hamburg.Founded by the count of Holstein in 1143, it wasmade a free imperial city in 1226 by Frederick II and grew to head the Hanseatic League as one of thechief commercial centers of northern Europe. Itdeclined with the rise of Sweden and Denmark and with the opening up of the Americas. The last Hanseaticdiet was held here in 1630. Sacked by theFrench in 1803 during the French RevolutionaryWars, it joined the Zollverein and the North GermanConfederation and was incorporated intoSchleswig-Holstein in 1937. Today it is a major portand industrial center whose inner city is one of thefinest examples of medieval Gothic architecture innorthern Europe, despite massive damage from Alliedbombing in World War II. It was taken by the Allieson May 4, 1945. LСЊbeck is the setting of ThomasMann's novel Buddenbrooks.

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