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 (lo͞o′bĕk′, lü′-)
A city of north-central Germany northeast of Hamburg. A major Baltic port and industrial center, the present city dates from 1143 and was the leading town of the Hanseatic League after its designation as a free city in 1226. It retained that status until 1937.


(German ˈlyːbɛk)
(Placename) a port in N Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein on the Baltic: the leading member of the Hanseatic League, and a major European commercial centre until the 15th century. Pop: 212 754 (2003 est)


(ˈlü bɛk)

a seaport in N Germany: important Baltic port in the medieval Hanseatic League. 216,854.
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Noun1.Lubeck - a city in northwestern Germany and an important Baltic portLubeck - a city in northwestern Germany and an important Baltic port; a leading member of the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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Gosse's description of which, like his pretty poem on Lubeck, made one think that what the accomplished group of poets to which he belongs requires is, above all, novelty of motive, of subject.
The improved service offers quicker transit times between the southern UK and Baltic ports including just three days to Lubeck and seven days to St Petersburg.
Evangelical Pastor Karl Friedrich Stellbrink will also be commemorated, together with the chaplains of Lubeck.
Director Fatih Akin will compete for best director title in the 52nd Lubeck Nordic Film Festival with his film "Soul Kitchen".
At the time of her building in 1966 at Lubeck, West Germany, she was the world's biggest car ferry.
Lehmann missed Wednesday's 3-1 German Cup second round win over fourth division Lubeck, though Stuttgart needed extra time to get through.
Members of the Johanniter Unfall Hilfe have been meeting members of the city's St John Ambulance since 1978 when the two organisations met at a first aid competition in Lubeck, Germany.
com), a member of the Possehl Group of Lubeck, Germany, has taken over 100% of Farrel.
Those familiar with Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp or even Amsterdam, will recognise the tight tall gable-end architectural style - though with a totally German bent - and Lubeck has as much if not more to offer than some of those more frequented cities.
On the night of March 28, 1942, three waves of bombers blasted Lubeck and demolished 200 acres of the old city.
Kuehnel is affiliated with the University of Lubeck, Germany.
Lincoln Crown Court heard that Krakowski, from Szczecin, Poland, was sailing his 2,000-tonne ship, the Jork, from Lubeck in Germany to the port of New Holland, North Lincolnshire, on August 4, when the crash happened.