Sometimes described as a ‘fairy tale in stone’, Lübeck’s 13th- to 15th-century Rathaus is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful...
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...
Thanks to a lift, even the fitness-phobic get to enjoy panoramic views from the 50m-high platform in the tower of the 13th-century...
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.
Milky marzipan coffee, marzipan ice cream and a host of other sweet and savoury snacks and light meals are served at the cafe inside...
Marienkirchhof 1 · interesting places nearby
This fine Gothic church boasts the world's highest brick-vaulted roof and was the model for dozens of churches in northern Germany. Crane your neck to take in the painted cross-vaulted ceilings supported by slender, ribbed pillars. A WWII bombing raid brought down the church's bells, which have been left where they fell in 1942 and have become a famous symbol of the city.
Also note the astronomical clock in the north aisle next to modern glass windows inspired by a medieval Dance of Death mural destroyed by the war. Outside there’s a little devil sculpture with an amusing folk tale (in German and English).