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 Cathedral in Schleswig

Dom St Petri

With its steeple towering above the Altstadt (old town), the Dom St Petri provides an excellent point of orientation. It’s also home to the intricate Bordesholmer Altar (1521), a carving by Hans Brüggemann. The 12.6…
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…
Top Choice Waterfront in Kiel

Kiellinie

The magnificent waterfront promenade known as the Kiellinie begins northeast of the Schlossgarten. Sailing clubs, a tiny aquarium, cafes and restaurants line the way and there are an ever-changing series of vistas o…
Top Choice Museum in Flensburg

Schiffahrtsmuseum

An engrossing museum right on the old harbour. Displays here give the history of rum and the seafarers who both shipped and drank it. Cool models show how ships were built before power tools. On the water, workshops…
Top Choice Museum in Schleswig

Schloss Gottorf

The Dukes of Gottorf’s castle in Schleswig is far more 18th-century palace than medieval fortress and today it is home to three remarkable museums.The Schloss is 2km west of the Schleswig's old town (1.5km north of …
Sculpture in Schleswig

Gottorfer Globus

View a reconstruction of the famous Gottorfer Globus, which has been placed in its own house, a five-minute walk through the castle's lovely formal gardens. The exterior of the 3m-diameter globe shows how the contin…
Museum in Schleswig

Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum

The Schleswig-Holstein Landesmuseum is filled with art treasures. A roomful of paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and a wood-panelled 17th-century wine tavern from Lübeck create a memorable first impression. There…
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,…