Archiv Hansestadt Lübeck (Germany)

First mentioned in a chronicle in 1298, the archive of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck preserves the historical records of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, which was independent until 1937 and has since been integrated into Schleswig-Holstein, which as the "Queen of the Hanseatic League" was one of the most important metropolises and trading cities in Germany during the Middle Ages and thereafter .