Art lovers will enjoy the Katharinenkirche for its sculptures by Ernst Barlach and Gerhard Marcks, plus The Resurrection of Lazarus by...
Willy Brandy House
Lübeck's other big Nobel Prize winner, was chancellor of West Germany (1969-74) and was honoured for his efforts to reconcile with East...
Almost 90 such Gänge (walkways) and Höfe (courtyards) still exist, among them charitable housing estates built for the poor, the...
This prim little corner cafe makes its own fabulous range of chocolates using top ingredients from around the world. There is a variety...
Lonely Planet review
Born in Danzig (now Gdańsk), Poland, Günter Grass had been living just outside Lübeck for 13 years when he collected his Nobel Prize in 1999. But this postwar literary colossus initially trained as an artist, and he has always continued to draw and sculpt. The Günter Grass-Haus is filled with the author’s leitmotifs – flounders, rats, snails and eels – brought to life in bronze and charcoal, as well as in prose. You can view a copy of the first typewritten page of Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum; 1959). Grass continues to make news. In 2012 his poems about Israel and Greece were controversial. The small bookshop is excellent.