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Alameda resident Alex Cortez brought a copy of the Alameda Sun with him to the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, Germany. Lübeck was once known as the “Queen” of the Hanseatic League, a powerful confederation of cities that dominated trade in the North and Baltic seas for hundreds of years. Today, it is famous for its medieval old town, including the Holstentor, one of two surviving city gates, which can be seen over Cortez’s shoulder. The Holstentor dates to 1478 and is now a museum. In 1987, UNESCO designated Lübeck’s historic city center as a World Heritage Site.

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