Attractions

Top Choice Landmark in Lübeck

Holstentor

Built in 1464 and looking so settled-in that it appears to sag, Lübeck’s charming red-brick city gate is a national icon. Its twin pointed cylindrical towers, leaning together across the stepped gable that joins th…
Top Choice Museum in Lübeck

Museumsquartier St Annen

This museum quarter includes an old synagogue, church and medieval buildings along its uneven streets. The namesake St Annen Museum details the diverse history of the neighbourhood as it traces 700 years of art and …
Top Choice Museum in Lübeck

Europäisches Hansemuseum

Opened in 2015, this brilliant museum tells the remarkable story of the Hanseatic League, Lübeck and the region. For 600 years, city states in Northern Europe and along the Baltic discovered that shared interests in…
Church in Lübeck

Marienkirche

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,…
Museum in Lübeck

Buddenbrookhaus

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…
Museum in Lübeck

Günter Grass-Haus

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…
Cathedral in Lübeck

Dom

The Dom was founded in 1173 by Heinrich der Löwe when he took over Lübeck. Locals like to joke that if you approach the Dom from the northeast, you have to go through Hölle (hell) and Fegefeuer (purgatory) – the act…
Historic Building in Lübeck

Heiligen-Geist-Hospital

The former Heiligen-Geist-Hospital has an elegant old entryway and a few resonances of Germany's first hospital (dating back to 1227). Through an early-Gothic hall church, you'll find a warren of small living cubicl…
Museum in Lübeck

Theater Figuren Museum

Even if you think you eschew puppets, don’t miss this wondrous collection of some 1200 puppets, props, posters and more from Europe, Asia and Africa. The artistry is amazing, as is the ancient alley where it's locat…
Museum in Lübeck

Willy Brandt House

Besides Gunther Grass, Lübeck's other big Nobel Prize winner, was chancellor of West Germany (1969–74) and was honoured for his efforts to reconcile with East Germany. Exhibits capture the tense times of the Cold Wa…