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The title of this article contains the character ü. Where it is unavailable or not wanted, the name may be written as Luebeck.

Coat of arms of Lübeck
Map of Germany, Position of Lübeck highlighted
Coordinates 53°52′11″N 10°41′11″E / 53.86972°N 10.68639°E / 53.86972; 10.68639
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Urban district
City subdivisions 35 Stadtbezirke
Mayor Bernd Saxe (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 214.13 km2 (82.68 sq mi)
Elevation 13 m  (43 ft)
Population 213,983  (31 December 2005)
 - Density 999 /km2 (2,588 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HL
Postal codes 23501 − 23570
Area codes 0451, 04502
Hanseatic City of Lübeck *
Church of St. Peter.
Country Germany
Region **Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription1987 (11th Session)

Lübeck is a city in the North of Germany, in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. It has about 210,000 inhabitants and a university.

The most famous citizen is the author Günter Grass. He won the Nobel Prize for literature.

The city's full name is Hansestadt Lübeck (Hanseatic city of Lubeck) in memory of its history. It was an important part in the Hanseatic League. The architecture of the city and the region as well is influenced by this historic period.

As the Free City of Lübeck, the city was a state of the Weimar Republic

Other Hanseatic cities today are: Hamburg, Rostock, Wismar, Stralsund, Bremen, Greifswald and Demmin.

This article is about a World Heritage Site