For anyone lucky enough to boat their way through the northern part of Germany, you might find yourself traveling along the Müritz-Elde Waterway. Which, by the way, will bring you right past the town of Lübz.
There isn’t enough to see here to keep you for any length of time, but even a short jaunt is better than none. Just park your cruiser, dinghy, or whatever you’re sailing at the City Marina (and with 55 berths available, parking shouldn’t be a problem).
Once on land the place you need to see is Lübz’s Altstadt, or Old Town. You can’t miss the Amtsturm (from the 13th century), the town’s landmark that was once part of its former castle (known as the Eldenburg). Today it houses the City Museum.
Nearby is the Lübz’s Gothic Stadtkirche (City Church), built back in 1570. It’s the final resting place for a Schleswig-Holstein Countess from the 17th century.
Wow, she must’ve really loved the place. Just like I think you will, too.
The Middle Ages and Renaissance gave us the ever popular half-timbered style houses, for which you’ll find a bunch of them along Am Markt, Ziegenmarkt, and Kreiner Straße.
Lübz was once home to a monastery, and you can still see the former Kloster (with its church) if you’re so inclined. Another place to learn about the Heavens is over at the Planetarium. They’re always hosting all sorts of events, so why not join in.
It ain’t a one-event show around here, Lübz seems to always have a musical concert of some kind going on. If you’re truly lucky, you’ll hear the Gregorian Chants sung at the Stadtkirche.
The last piece of Lübz lies in its history (as if the medieval tower and church doesn’t do it). You only have to visit the town’s World War I Memorial, and its old Jewish Cemetery.
Don’t forget to grab a bite before you’re sailing on out again — you’ll find everything from pizza joints to Mexican dishes. Oh yeah, and typical German cuisine, because that’s what you’re after, aren’t ya? ;-)
I’m looking to hitch a ride with anyone who’s got a boat. Permission to come aboard, Captain? :-)