Lübeck city and surrounding parks

Schleswig Holstein, Lübeck  >  Germany

The medieval town of Lübeck with its 7 towers is worth a visit - for the city itself but also for some good birds.

Added* by Tim Herfurth
Most recent update 21 November 2020
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The old city of Lübeck with its medieval 5 churches and their famous 7 towers, the Holstentor and lots of nice buildings and streets is worth a long walk. You should also take the time to explore the surrounding parks ('wallanlagen'). You have scenic views on the town but also a good number of birds, some of them are easier to see in these habitats than in pure nature, such as Goosander, Peregrine Falcon, Short-toed TReecreeper, Black Redstart or Jackdaw. In breeding season you can also observe Lesser Black-backed Gull easily, which are rather rare in the east of Germany and inland. Some roofs hold breeding Eurasian Oystercatcher and the river Wakenitz is worth a swim and also good for Common Kingfisher or Grey Heron.



Parking and driving is difficult in the city as one tries to get out as many cars as possible. You should park around the city or just take a bus and walk.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake , River , City/village



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Summer , Spring , All year round , Winter

Best time to visit



Paved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

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