The Holsten Gate is the most famous and as well the most important preserved medieval gate in Germany. It was constructed between 1464 and 1478. 30 cannons were stored there, but none of them has ever been fired. The exhibition entitled “The Hanseatic League – The Power of Trade” invites visitors to a fascinating medieval world of a Lübeck merchant and of global trade and seafaring.
St. Mary’s church
St. Mary’s church is the third largest church in Germany. It is considered an extraordinary precious and grand example of ecclesiastical Gothic brickwork. It took 100 years to build the church. The works were completed in 1350. Discover here what the devil, a mouse and St. Mary's church have in common.
During the second half of the 15th century Lübeck’s population increased by 25%. This led to a pauperisation of a big part of the population and with it to an extended and modernised quarter of alleyways. Towards the end of the 17th century Lübeck had more then 180 alleyways. Today about 90 of them have survived. All of them are hidden oasis with tiny houses.
Hospital of the Holy Spirit
The best-preserved medieval hospital in Germany: rich families financed the construction of the premises where care was provided for the elderly and infirm already in the 13th century. They would get food, shelter and a warm bath eight times a year, and the hospital continued to operate all the way up to the 1960s. In the pre-Christmas season, visitors to the arts and crafts market in the hospital’s vaulted hall can soak up the medieval atmosphere.
An exciting expedition through 600 years of Hanseatic history. Find out about the wealth and daily life of the merchants, their hopes and fears, about sickness and death. The museum shows a combination of staged historical scenes, cabinets with valuable original objects, the latest museum technology and interactive features. A fascinating impression of the world of the Hanse, whose legacy can still be felt today. Novgorod, Lübeck, Bruges, Bergen and London represent selected stages in the history of the Hanse.
The museum is dedicated to the Mann family and the novel the “Buddenbrooks”. Walk through the house with its authentically furnished rooms and feel as if you were walking through the novel itself. The museum is closed for renovation until 2025. During this period of time the exhibits will be on display at museum Behnhouse-Drägerhouse.
The museum presents the life and legacy of the former German Chancellor. The remnant of the Berlin Wall in the garden is a symbol of Brandt’s period as Berlin’s mayor. The visit is free of charge
St. Peter's church
The Romanesque church was erected between 1227 and 1250. She isn’t used for church services any more. Nowadays the bright church hall is used for events and exhibitions. During the Christmas season a beautiful
craftsmen’s market takes place inside. The observation platform offers a spectacular view on the Old Town.
This museum is dedicated to the multi-talented Günter Grass, Laureate of
the Nobel Prize for literature. Besides housing an interesting exhibition of manuscripts, drawings and sculptures, the building is also a forum for literature and fine arts. The house also has a beautiful garden, a shop and a café.
Lübeck's Cathedral dates back to the year 1173. The massive 15th-century Triumphal Cross and beautiful rood screen were made by Lübeck master Bernt Notke, and there’s superb modern stained glass.
In dreamy “Painters’ Corner” on the riverbank, you can enjoy the view of the beautiful Old Town backdrop in the cathedral district and drift off into a world of your own. The Cathedral bells ring out and the swans on the water greet you. Enjoy a picnic on the grass, feed the quacking ducks and relax while you watch the passing ships
Marzipan Museum at Café Niederegger
The café is perfectly set in the heart of the city, opposite to the grandiose town hall regarded as one of the most beautiful town halls in Germany.
The café is a paradise for the sweet tooth. The second floor houses the museum, here you can study the history of Marzipan and its evolution through the centuries. A massive map in the middle of the room traces the sugar trading route during Medieval times. There are 12 sculptures of figures, each made using the company’s original 1806 recipe.