At about 1000 the Wenden founded "Liubice" as a principality settlement of craftsmen and a place for trading at the mouth of the Schwartau-river and the Trave-river.

Liubice got destroyed by the Slavonians in 1136.

The Earl Adolf II. von Schaumburg founded a new

settlement of craftsmen at the Trave-river, but this got

destroyed by a fire 1157.

1159 Luebeck was refounded by Heinrich the Lion.

1170 and the following decade big churches were

started to build: the Dom, St.Marien and St.Petri.Ů

The Emporer Friedrich II. confers the freedom of an

Empire on the city of Luebeck in 1226.

About 1300 Luebeck became the head of the Town

Alliance of the "Hanse", at which the first official meeting

called "Hansetag" took place in Luebeck at 1358.

With the peace treaty of Stralsund in 1370, after 2 wars

with Denmark Luebeck reached it's highest power as a "Hansetown."

The last "Hansetag", the last meeting of Hanse was hold

in Luebeck too, in 1669, at which the nine German Hanse-

towns got together. Hamburg, Bremen and Luebeck remain

as free- and Hansetowns as the heritage of the Hanse until

the 20.century.

The Frenchmen occupied the town from 1806 to 1813.

1866 Luebeck joined the North-German-Alliance and in

1871 the town became an independent federal state.



From 1900 on the industrial

revolution also set in in Luebeck

and it became an industrial and

commercial town.




The "Gro▀-Hamburg-Gesetz", a law of 1937

ended the freedom of the Empire and Luebeck

joined the province of Schleswig-Holstein.


On March, the 29th in 1942 a fifth of the historical old town got destroyed in a bombardment.



From 1949 on the rebuilding of Luebeck took place and

because of the successful efforts Luebeck gets cited

internationally as an example for successful caring for monuments.