Tuesday, 02 November 2010 10:53

How to reach Lübeck

SmartSantander Meeting in Lübeck

November, 10. / 11. 2010

Travel to Lübeck

The best way to travel to Lübeck is usually through Hamburg Airport. Then take the train to Lübeck. Some of you might be lucky and find a Ryanair flight into Lübeck directly.

By car

Take the A1 to Lübeck and take the exit at “Lübeck-Zentrum”.

By train

Take a train to “Luebeck” to get to the main station. Timetable information is available at http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/. From the main station, proceed to the bus terminals (called ZOB) and take a local bus to your hotel. Timetable information is available at http://scout.hafas.de/bin/query.exe/en. Enter “ZOB, Luebeck” in the “From:” field and for the “To:” field, have a look at the information for your hotel.

By plane

Two airports are available near Lübeck: Hamburg Airport (most major airlines) and Lübeck Airport Lübeck (mostly serving Ryanair flights).
Arriving at Hamburg Airport (HAM, http://www.hamburg-airport.de/), there is an airport shuttle called TRAVELiner (http://www.traveliner.de/), that offers a direct connection from Hamburg airport (Terminal 1) to Lübeck’s bus terminal near the main station (called ZOB). The timetable is available at http://www.traveliner.de/docs/Flyer2010_2.pdf
From the main station, proceed to the bus terminals (called ZOB) and take a local bus to you hotel. Timetable information is available at http://scout.hafas.de/bin/query.exe/en. Enter “ZOB, Luebeck” in the “From:” field and for the “To:” field, have a look at the information for your hotel.
Arriving at Lübeck Airport, take the bus No. 6 (direction “Blankensee”) local bus to the Lübeck city centre.


Here is a list of hotels, some of them offering special prices when booked with the given code:

Mövenpick Hotel:

Special conditions:
single room "Standard" 78,00 Euro, "Superior" 93,00 Euro,
"Deluxe" 108,00 Euro
double room "Standard" 88,00 Euro, "Superior" 103,00 Euro,
"Deluxe" 118,00 Europlus 18,00 Euro breakfast p.P.
Code: Kunden Nummer ML097A

Scandic Hotel:
Special conditions:
single room "Standard" 91,00 Euro, "Comfort" 116,00 Euro
double room "Standard" 116,00 Euro, "Comfort" 145,00 Euro
breakfast included
Code: Kunden ID Nummer D000024976

Hotel "An der Marienkirche":
single room 60,00 - 75,00 Euro
double room 85,00 - 95,00 Euro
breakfast included

Hotel "Am Mühlenteich":
single room 56,00 Euro
double room 76,00 - 87,00 Euro
breakfast included
Hotel "Zur alten Stadtmauer"
single room 41,00 Euro
double room 70,00 Euro
breakfast included

How to reach the meeting place

The meeting takes place at:

Maria-Goeppert-Straße 1, Lübeck.

Here is a Google Maps link:


By bus

When you arrived by train at the main station, walk to the central bus station (ZOB). You will need a ticket for the core zone 6000 (in German: “Kernzone 6000”). You can take one of the following lines:

No. Direction Bus stop
9 Universitätsklinikum Fachhochschule
19 Grillenweg Fachhochschule
19 Hochschulstadtteil Fachhochschule

At the bus stop “Fachhochschule” leave the bus and walk towards the campus along the “Mönkhofer Weg”. Turn right at “Maria-Goeppert-Straße“ and you will already see the building (“Multifunktionscenter”) where the meeting takes place.


By car

You can reach Lübeck best on the motorway A20. Leave it at exit "Groß Grönau" B207 in the direction of Lübeck on the highway. Once you are in Lübeck, go around the north campus by
turning left into the town pasture (just before the Aral petrol station before the train tracks). After you reach a T-junction, turn left again into the “Mönckhofer Weg”.

About Lübeck

Lübeck is the second largest city in Schleswig-Holstein, in northern Germany, and one of the major ports of Germany. It was for several centuries the "capital" of the Hanseatic League ("Queen of the Hanse") and because of its Brick Gothic architectural heritage is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. In 2005 it has a population of 213,983.

Situated at the Trave River, Lübeck is the largest German port on the Baltic Sea. The old part of the town is an island enclosed by the Trave. The Elbe-Lübeck Canal connects the Trave with the Elbe River. Another important river near the town center is the Wakenitz. Autobahn 1 connects Lübeck with Hamburg and Denmark (Vogelfluglinie). The borough Travemünde is a sea resort and ferry port at the coast of the Baltic Sea.
Lübeck is very famous for its excellent marzipan industry, and according to local legend, Marzipan was first made in Lübeck possibly in response to either a military siege of the city, or a famine year. The story, perhaps apocryphal, is that the town ran out of all foods except stored almonds and sugar, and used these to make loaves of marzipan "bread". Others believe that marzipan was actually invented in Persia a few hundred years before Lübeck
claims to have invented it. The best-known producer is Niederegger, which tourists often visit while in Lübeck, especially during Christmas time.
One Lübeck specialty is Rotspon, wine made from grapes processed and fermented in France and transported in wooden barrels to Lübeck, where it is stored, aged and bottled.

(Excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luebec

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