Situated at the Trave River with the largest German port at the Baltic Sea, Lübeck is a charming medieval town. The old part of the town is an island enclosed by the Trave river and is included on the UNESCO world`s cultural heritage list. The old town center has been the “City of Seven Spires” for hundreds of years, and even after a devastating bombing raid in 1942 those towers decorate the skyline of the Old Town on its island in the River Trave. Moreover, the former capital and Queen City of the Hanseatic League, was founded in the 12th century and prospered until the 16th century as the major trading center for northern Europe. It has remained a centre for maritime commerce to this day, particularly with the Nordic countries.