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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.