Born in Danzig (now Gdańsk), Poland, Günter Grass had been living just outside Lübeck for 13 years when he collected his Nobel Prize in...
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...
Opened in 1535 as the dining room for the Blue Water Captains’ Guild, Lübeck’s cutest – if not best – restaurant is a veritable museum....
Lonely Planet review
Art lovers will enjoy the Katharinenkirche for its sculptures by Ernst Barlach and Gerhard Marcks, plus The Resurrection of Lazarus by Tintoretto. It has no tower owing to the rules of the Cistercian order that built it in the 14th century. At time of research it was closed for restoration.