Near the Markt rise the 125m twin spires of Germany’s third-largest church, the 13th-century Marienkirche. It’s most famous for its...
Sometimes described as a ‘fairy tale in stone’, Lübeck’s 13th- to 15th-century Rathaus is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful...
Art lovers will enjoy the Katharinenkirche for its sculptures by Ernst Barlach and Gerhard Marcks, plus The Resurrection of Lazarus by...
There's an arty vibe to this genial old boozer. It's open long after others have shut yet still manages to get a crowd.
Café Niederegger is Lübeck's mecca for marzipan lovers, the almond confectionery from Arabia, which has been made in Lübeck for...
Lonely Planet review
The winner of the 1929 Nobel Prize for Literature, Thomas Mann, was born in Lübeck in 1875 and his family’s former home is now the Buddenbrookhaus. Named after Mann’s novel of a wealthy Lübeck family in decline, The Buddenbrooks (1901), this award-winning museum is a monument not only to the author of such classics as Der Tod in Venedig (Death in Venice) and Der Zauberberg (The Magic Mountain), but also to his brother Heinrich, who wrote the story that became the Marlene Dietrich film Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel). There’s a rundown of the rather tragic family history, too.