The Hanseatic City of Lübeck, Germany

Lübeck, Germany
“Welcome to Lübeck, you picture-ruining sons of bitches.”

You know that vacation my wife and I took to Barcelona, Spain? Well, we took a little trip to Lübeck, Germany right after that. (Like, right the hell after. Not a moment to breathe.) Lübeck is a cute little port town in Schleswig-Holstein, and it was a member of the Hanseatic League during the Late Middle Ages — you know, when they used to pour boiling tar on each other and dropkick babies for fun or whatever.

We saw a bunch of old churches, the port with a ton of boats, the famous marzipan company called Niederegger (you can imagine how carefully I typed that), and the Buddenbrooks House, which is actually a museum dedicated to some asshole named Thomas Mann.

I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that. I’m just pissed because my computer died and I’m still waiting for my new one to be delivered, so I’m having to type this blog post on my wife’s laptop with it’s insane German keyboard. Every time my finger punches the “Z” key instead of the “Y” key, I must resist the urge to frisbee this goddamn thing right out the window.

Deep breath… okay. Please click one of the thumbnails below to start the slideshow, and thank you for stopping by!

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16 thoughts

  1. i also have no idea who Thomas Mann is, i had enough trouble not mixing up the musical composers in Leipzig ( I tend to lump them together as old white men) …

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    1. To your defence: There was a whole family of Bachs – nobody can distinguish Johann Sebastian from Immanuel Bach …And I suppose OGMWIG just has not had enough of German yet, to know about the Buddenbrooks, or Felix Krull, or Der Zauberberg.
      The Magic Mountain (German: Der Zauberberg) is a novel by Thomas Mann, first published in November 1924. It is widely considered to be one of the most influential works of 20th century German literature. But let this irritate you.

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  2. Just a little warning: My mother, born in Hamburg, died 3 yrs ago this month. I found a note in her handwriting near her urn this morning. It said “visiting relatives and swinging by OGMWIG to haunt is ass for not knowing who Thomas Mann is!”

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  3. I love Lübeck. How come you didn’t take a picture of the little devil outside the catherdral. He is bronze and oxidized, except for his little wee wee which must get rubbed a lot.

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