Recently Lukas and I ran off to Lübeck, a small city about an hour outside of Hamburg. An unusual city and the first where I was greeted with such a prominent gate. Lübeck is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its gorgeous gothic architecture and its old town is really darling.
Lukas has three days off a week and we’ve been making an effort to visit many places just outside the city as little day trips and dates for us to be together and walk around! Much better than sitting around the house all day and we rarely run out of things to talk about. Although our time on the train is quiet time, mostly catching zzzzzs.
We came upon a small fair in the city center where I tried Langos for the first time. L insisted and it was so delicious. Thinking about one now as I write this. It’s Hungarian deep fried flatbread with garlic so you really can’t go wrong, ha. My favorite view of the day was upon entry seeing the Holsten Gate which was constructed between 1464 and 1478. Apparently, the Germans didn’t know a whole lot about building a solid foundation! The two towers started caving in for almost 500 years until it was stabilized in the 1930s. I personally think the tilted towers make the entire thing even more impressive and that it was able to not crash down over hundreds of years
Although L think it’s strange they had multiple museums dedicated to puppet theater which I found absolutely adorable! It was an unexpected little place to come upon in a small alley but it made the whole scene even more whimsical. Next time we will have to put some time aside to go visit!