Behind the thick walls of Lübeck’s famous Landmark an Exhibition entitled “The Hanseatic League – The Power of Trade” invites you to a fascinating medieval world of a Lübeck merchant and of global trade and seafaring. Incidentally, the city gate was equipped with 30 cannons in the late Middle Ages, but none has ever fired a single shot.
Sympathetic and responsible Lübeck residents built the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, where care was provided for the elderly and infirm already in the 13th century. At Christmas time, visitors to the arts and crafts market in the hospital’s vaulted hall can soak up the medieval atmosphere.
Heinrich and Thomas Mann are two of Lübeck’s most famous sons. The Buddenbrook-House is dedicated to the two writers and the “Buddenbrooks”. This is the place to find out all you ever wanted to know about the Mann family and their works. Walk through the house with its authentically furnished rooms and feel as if you were walking through the novel itself.
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.
In two magnificent merchants’ houses – almost palatial in their grandeur – modern-day visitors can see what life was like in Goethe’s time. The two houses, which have been combined to form one museum, also house a collection of paintings from the 19th century to classical modernism.
Take a relaxing boat tour along the small canals and waterways and experience Lübeck from a different angle. -City-Schifffahrt- Departure: at "An der Obertrave"(next to the Music and Congress Centre) and from two piers located at "An der Untertrave" March-April and October: daily 11.00 am, 12.30 am, 2.00 pm, 3.30 pm May - September: daily 10.00 am, 11.30 am, 1.00 pm, 2.30 pm, 4.00 pm, 5.30 p.m. Phone: +494512963424 fax: +494513002820 www.cityschifffahrt.de -Quandt Linie Lübeck- Departure: from "Holstentorterrassen" (an der Overtrave) quay and Wallhalbinsel (next to the Music and Conress Centre): All year (except during ice drifts) daily from May – October 10.00 am – 6.00 pm, every half an hour, during low season at reduced times. Phone: +4945177799 or 73884 Fax: +4945178439 www.quandt-linie.de -Stühff - Lübecker Barkassenfahrt- Departure: at An der Obertrave 15a all-season, daily: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm, every 90 minutes, during low season at reduced times Phone: +494517078222 Fax: +494512038441 www.luebecker-barkassenfahrt.de Tour from Lübeck to Travemünde -Könemann Schifffahrt GmbH- Departure: from Drehbrücke quay (at Untertrave) to Travemünde Vorderreihe, daily: from April –October16th: 9.30 am and 2.00 pm from July 1st until September 30th also at 6.15 pm Tour: 105 min. phone: +494512801635 fax: +494512909188 www.koenemannschiffahrt.de Hanse Fahrt Departure: from Untertrave Hansemuseum to Travemünde Kaiserbrücke, all-season, daily: 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm Tour: 90 min. Phone: +4901635475773 www.hanse-travemuende.de Book the tickets for MS Hanse here: http://shop.luebeck-ticket.de/luet/events/1/list/MjIzMjk1MzE1MzE5MTY2OTE0MjkxODczOTYzMTgzMTUyOTA3NzYwOTgyNjQ0NTEw/
Lübeck Town Hall is one of the most beautiful town halls in Germany. In 1230 its construction started right in the centre of the Old Town on the market. The dark bricks of the Town Hall make a striking contrast to the traditional red-brick construction of the surrounding buildings. The patricians extended the building several times, adding the magnificent freestone facade, the decorative balcony and the three towers, known locally as the“giants”.
Stroll around this museum and learn more about the diverse flora and fauna in the Lübeck region. This is a great place to get a fascinating insight into the natural history of Schleswig-Holstein, including a gigantic 14-metre-long skeleton of a sperm whale and other fossils. There is a wide range of events and holiday programmes provided at the museum.
Dramatic staging and multimedia services are used which allow visitors to gain a much better understanding of the German history of the 20th century. The permanent exhibition of the German Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation shows photos from all stages of the famous politician's life. Official documents, which include the letter to John F. Kennedy written immediately after the Berlin Wall was built, and the manuscript of the government declaration from 1969 with the famous slogan "let's dare more democracy", are just as much part of the exhibition as Brandt's school leaving certificate or a letter to Nora, his daughter living in Norway. Interview transcripts and newsreels show the public appearance of Willy Brandt from his time as mayor in Berlin up to his resignation as German Federal Chancellor.
The Füchtingshof is located in Glockengießerstraße below St. Catherine’s church. It is one of the biggest and magnificent courtyards in Lübeck. The listed early Baroque housing area belongs to the charity foundation “Johann Füchting Testament” that still exists today as an autonomous foundation. Since 1639 the courtyard serves as a housing estate for widows of sailors and merchants. After a modernization and renovation in the 1970s 28 apartments are available. Still inhabited today, this courtyard became an oasis in the center of the Old Town.
St. Jacob's is easy to recognise from a distance as it has four spherical globes on the tower's helm edge. The three-naved Gothic brick hall church (built in 1334) has been the church of seafarers since the Middle Ages. It was consecrated together with St. Mary's and St. Peter's. Since the church did not suffer any damage during the 2nd World War, the boxed pew and historic organ are still intact. The small "Stellwagen organ" is one of the best preserved examples of North German organs from the 16th century. A lifeboat commemorates the sinking of the four-masted barque "Pamir" in 1957. It is located in the north tower chapel and represents the "National Memorial for Civilian Shipping" today.
Guided tours in English: From May - October and December Sat: 11.30 am Meeting point: Welcome Center Duration: approx. 2 hours Individual guided tours of the city: Our experienced city guides are available for exclusive thematic tours any time you like, offering tours in German, English, Dutch, French, Swedish, Danish, Chinese, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese.
Enjoy an entertaining walking tour of Lübeck. Your guides will share fascinating information and their own personal experience with you, ensuring you a truly extraordinary visit to the UNESCO Old Town of Lübeck Please bring your ID card as security deposit.
A little party never killed nobody. In June our city turns into the greatest place on earth when the St Giles' district of Lübeck's Old Town will be in the centre of the festivities. Locals living in the area next to St Anne's Museum Quarter up to Hüxstraße and Fleischhauerstraße will open their hearts and doors and celebrate. All the activities are planned and carried out by locals - by neighbours, by retail shop owners or museums, church communities or schools. It's a weekend organized BY the people from Lübeck FOR the locals and for everyone who wants to connect with us locals. It's the unusual places and the unexpected corners, where we'll enjoy chamber music and street music, where we'll be amazed by performing artists, where we'll watch people dancing or join in the dance, where we'll listen to authors reading from their books. We'll be inspired by culture in the back streets and will find out again, that success is definitely not a question of professionalism, but of passion and love for Lübeck. Dive into intimate productions and off-performances in colourfully decorated streets and into magic light shows.
Get a new insight into the inner world of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage of Lübeck. The multimedia presentation “TimeTravels” connects the different areas of the museum quarter. I-Guides are available for an individual tour. Relax at the café and in summertime in the beautiful garden.
Lübeck’s seaside resort and Baltic Sea port of Travemünde is famous for its linden trees, the small gabled houses around St. Lawrence church and waterfront shopping, fish restaurants, the sweeping promenade and the beautiful sandy beach. Take the ferry to the Priwall peninsula and visit the 4-masted barque Passat. In summer, hire a brightly coloured Strandkorb – a romantic, two-seated wicker beach chair.
The most photographed sight in Lübeck is the Holsten Gate in late-Gothic style. Behind the thick walls of Lübeck’s famous landmark an exhibition entitled “The Hanseatic League – The Power of Trade” invites you to a fascinating medieval world of a Lübeck merchant and of global trade and seafaring. Tip: Enjoy the view of the mighty Holsten Gate from the terrace at the Welcome Center. By the way, the best time to photograph the majestic building is in the afternoon.
Marzipan's triumphal march began in Lübeck. The factory - still headquartered in Lübeck - was established by Georg Niederegger (1777 - 1856) and is still owned by the Niederegger family. Directly opposite the Town Hall in the heart of the Old Town is the famous Café Niederegger with the marzipan salon. The history of the "harem confectionery" can be found on the second floor and takes the visitor back through the centuries tracing the origins of the almond speciality on its long journey from the orient to Lübeck.
Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of merchants during the Middle Ages and experience the rise and fall of the erstwhile trading power. European history will be brought to life in the new Hansemuseum and provide the perfect setting for the phenomenon of the Hanseatic League. Nobody could deny that the Hanseatic League played a key role in German and European history and is still present in many people's minds today. Half a millennium passed from its rise as a trading power until its fall. The European Hansemusem has been opened by Germany's federeal chancellor Angela Merkel and provides answers to many questions, such as how the Hanseatic League was able to survive over such a long period. Submerge yourself in the world and life during the era of the Hanseatic League and be a witness to oaths, diplomatic negotiations, piracy, trade boycotts, wars and the suffering during the great plague epidemic.
The Liebesbrücke, which can be translated to lovebridge, is a footbridge that crosses the River Trave from the Wallstraße to the Old Town. This bridge is a very popular place to visit for those, who are in love. They bring a padlock with their initials written on it with them and hang it onto the brigde, while throwing the key into the river, to seal their endless love.
If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life, the Krähenteich, located on the Old Town's island, is the place to go. You have a nice meadow to lay on, right at the bank of the Krähenteich, while enjoying the view over the churches and beautiful old houses of Lübeck. Young people like to have barbecues and get-togethers in summertime there, while its always worth a visit every time of the year.
Once you have passed the bars and restaurants of the Obertrave, you will think you've entered a different world and if there wouldn't be some cars parking on the side of the cobbled roads, one could get the impression of being in a different century. Lovely little colourful houses, only seperated from the River Trave by a small road and a strip of grass, beautiful courtyards and their residents simply enjoying life can be seen when you walk along the Obertrave, just onto Lübecks cathedral.
Experience maritime flair in the fishermen's harbour. Freshly caught fish is sold here directly from the boats. Anyone who doesn't want to wait can satisfy their hunger pangs with delicious fish rolls and other freshly caught specialities from a snack bar. It is extremely popular with visitors thanks to its original charm.
Go and discover the "Amazon of the North". The Wakenitz is a beautiful river in the south-east of Lübeck, whose source is in the Ratzeburg Lake and which drains in the river Trave. You can find a lovely recreation area around the Wakenitz with hiking tracks and lidos or you can do all kinds of different watersports, like canoeing and paddle-boat trips.
Take a visit to the Museum Harbour in Lübeck's Old Town and discover the Lisa of Lübeck and other historical traditional sailings vessels, it is also possible to sail with them. Centuries are tied up here. Behind the 100-year-old swing bridge, lies the home port with more than 20 seaworthy, traditional sailing ships. The old sailing ships were acquired and restored by lovers of traditional seafaring and are now berthed at the Untertrave against the picturesque backdrop of Lübeck's Old Town.
The Malerwinkel is a beautiful spot at the banks of the river Trave from where you get a stunning view over the Old Town island with its churches, bridges and colourful houses. The name Malerwinkel developed in the 20th century, when the location became popular for painters and photographers to capture the picturesque scenery. It is possible to rent a canoe to explore that unique spot and more on your own!
St. Mary's church has the tallest brick vault in the world and looking up to it from the ground of the church is stunning already. But you can also get the chance to discover this amazing architecture from a different perspective. St. Mary's offers a guided tour through the arch of the church from where you can get an idea of the dimension of the whole construction. Not many people have seen Germany's third largest church from this angle and it is definitely a unique experience!
From a paradise for beach pirates to a haven for sand martins – the Brodten steep coast with its strange cliff formations is a fantastic place for long walks. In the Middle Ages, beach pirates would light beacons to lure ships onto the sand banks just off the coast and would then plunder them. Thankfully, these bleak times are long gone, In the 19th century, increasing numbers of summer visitors to the up-and-coming resort of Travemünde “discovered” the perfect excursion destination: the Hermannshöhe with its Seetempel gazebo. The striated, sometimes towering cliffs of the Brodten steep coast stretch for 4 km. The whole area is known as the Brodtener Winkel and is a protected conservation area. The Baltic Sea created the cliffs over the centuries – and the sea and wind still “nibble” away at the Brodten steep coast today. Up to a metre a year is eroded by the sea and washed up a couple of 100 m further down on the beaches of Travemünde or Priwall. A bluff (“active cliff”) occurs when the sea has free rein. It is directly exposed to the might of the waves and is used as a breeding ground by the rare sand martins, which nest in holes in the cliff face. Towards Niendorf the southern part of the cliff becomes a “passive cliff” – the erosion here has largely ceased and the former steep cliff edge has been “reconquered” by thick vegetation.
Just like other big cities of the late Middle Ages and the beginning of modern times, Lübeck had a great number of daytellers and delivery boys. They chiefly lived in little houses called “Buden” (shacks), which were densly crowded on premises in street corners, at the back of townsmen’s houses and in the inner parts of housing blocks. Those hidden parts were called alleyways and alleyway quarter. Quickly the salesman, richer middle class and church men discovered how much there was to earn with a well emballished courtyard. Of course the trade with these little housing alleys and exorbitant rates prospered widely. Therein it was up to the owner how many families he cramped into the tiny flats and how many buildings he erected behind his own house. With the general growth of population 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. A few of the most popular ones are presented here: Engelsgrube (Angel’s path) – Where the English were called Angels Hellgrüner und dunkelgrüner Gang – A green paradise in the backstreets Lüngreens Gang ( Fischergrube No. 38) – submerging in the labyrinth of alleys
The only ships in this harbour dangle in the air, and it is no longer a port of call exclusively for sailors. The Seafarers’ Guild is one of the oldest buildings in town. This is the perfect place to experience the seafaring tradition of the Hanseatic League and to have lunch or dinner. The captains of the Seafarers’ Guild still meet here every Tuesday. In summer take a seat in the beautiful garden with a view of the church tower of St. Jacob's.
Roy Petermann, in his elegant 16th-century house, has established himself as one of the finest chefs in Northern Germany. Son of a distinguished culinary family, he has brought a refined and imaginative cuisine to Lübeck. Chandeliers and oil paintings enhance the ambience and, in summer, tables overflow onto a flower-filled courtyard. Using only the best and freshest produce, his dishes have subtle depths of flavor and texture. Game is featured in the autumn, and seafood is always available. Specialties include sautéed sole with capers and lemon butter, or grilled swordfish with eggplant and sweet peppers. So much skill is recognized internationally: with 17 points in “Gault Millau” and one star in the prestigious restaurant guide “Guide Michelin”.
Miera’s is a bistro, restaurant and wine bar that serves classy Mediterranean dishes in a sophisticated and stylish interior with a unique charme and atmosphere. In summertime the green and relaxing courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy the extraordinary food compositions you can find here.
Schlumachers restaurant is situated in an over four hundred years old carefully renovated house that was declared a historical monument as it is typical for the time when it was built. Here you will feel the spirit of the age of the Hanseatic time but also have a culinary experience out of the ordinary.
Fresh and organic - and perhaps the best burgers in town! Leo's Juice & Burger is a cosy yet stylish restaurant in the heart of Lübeck that serves a variety of hand made burgers. Be it a classic cheeseburger, a buffalo mozarella burger or even a veggi bean burger - here you can find everything that your burger heart desires. And if you feel like it: try one of the refreshing and tasty home made juices. An experience you won't forget.
A must go for all those who want to experience typical Lübeck pub tradition. Bei Ulla has always been a meeting point for all those who want to have a cosy atmosphere combined with low-priced food and freshly drafted beers. When at Ulla's one must try the giant Currywurst, a German classic when it comes to savoury pub food.
A trendy centred place in the Old Town: The idea of the traditional Italian Osteria – with all it entails. A place, where you can meet each other, eat well, drink and talk. L´Osteria offers a lively, unique atmosphere with timeless classics of the Italian cuisine and large portions at fair prices.
Here you can eat Italian food in a familiar atmosphere. The central position of the restaurant „Tavola Calda“ attracts to do a shopping-break or to finish the day with a glass of wine. The pizza with the thin, crunchy base and more Italian specialities can be enjoyed in the comfortable ambience. The Tavola Calda also offers seating areas outside and inside.
Only a year after the opening of the fine dining restaurant Balthazar at Villa Mare in March 2016, the team around head chef Oliver Pfahler and restaurant manager Lasse Stöckmann could announce that their restaurant gained a prestigious Michelin Star. The cuisine offers a mix of Mediterranean food based on a French influence and seasonal, regional dishes. Whatever the head chef serves comes with a modern appearance and subtle influences of the molecular cuisine. “Villa Mare” has its own wine cellar named “von Oven” after the owner of the house. Eight large oak barrels lay in the cellar, filled with an elegant composition of Grenache and Mourvèdre from the Côtes Catalane.
In her charming café in the „Große Petersgrube“ in the center of the Old Town of Lübeck Katharina Engelhardt offers fresh and home-baked American and French cakes as well as delicious coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Find your place to enjoy life and to calm down on one of the three floors. In the basement you will find a spacious kids’ corner with toys and also seats for the parents. In front of the café there are a few seats for enjoying your coffee in the sun in the middle of the street.
The Café Berkentien, located in a historic merchant's house, is a unique experience for every coffee lover: it offers home made pastry and coffee varieties that taste as if you are in Italy. The ambience reminds of the wealthy times in Lübeck and invites for a stay. While you wait for your coffee you can have a look around the house and discover a delightful courtyard and a little shop in a shop that offers olive products from Tuscany.
The Finnegan's is an Irish pub which lays right in the heart of Lübeck's Old Town. In a cosy atmosphere, you can enjoy a guinness as well as live music on the weekends and a pub quiz every wednesday night. There is an open mic event with all genres of music imaginable on every first thursday of a month.
A place to enjoy drinks and tasty Mediterranean food with a perfect view on the Trave river and the historic vessel “Lisa von Lübeck” which is anchored on the opposite side of the river. Café and Bar Celona is located at Hafenstraße 1 in the historic harbour barn 10/ 11. On weekends they offer a sumptuous breakfast buffet.
Summer, sun, carefree – here you can find Pizza, burgers, a grill buffet and theme parties in the lounge, as well as a bar with palm trees, a pool and beach sand. Here you can enjoy the best time of the year under Caribbean palm trees. You can put the feet in the sand and forget the daily life. You can groove to relaxing sounds in the sunset. The Strandsalon is a sun deck in the heart of Lübeck. Day dreamers, sun lovers and night owls are welcome here. Sunbeds, sunshades and a beach bar will get everyone in the right mood.
The Clemensstraße is the small Kiez of Lübeck. Some small bars like the Blaue Engel and Nummer 12 let the Clemensstraße be alive, especially at weekends. The Clemensstraße is the place tob e for students, but every generation comes here – to talk, to dance, to play table football or just to enjoy drinks. A must be for all night owls.
Visiting the Lübeck Christmas Market, which was documented for the first time in 1648, is one of the pre-Christmas highlights in the Hanseatic City Traditional Christmas market on the market square: 26/11 – 30/12/2018 Daily 11 am – 9 pm, Fri. + Sat. until 10 pm, 24/12 11 am – 2 pm, closed on 25/12 Maritime Christmas market at the Koberg: 26/11 – 30/12/2018 Daily 11 am – 9 pm, Fri. + Sat. until 10 pm, 24/12 11 am – 2 pm, closed on 25/12 Christmas wonderland in the European Hansemuseum 26/11/2018 – 01/01/2019 Daily 11 am – 7 pm, closed on 25/12 and 26/12 Historic Christmas fair at St. Mary's churchyard: 26/11 – 30/12/2018 Daily 10 am – 7 pm, Fri. + Sat. until 10 pm, Sun. 11 am - 7 pm, 24/12 11 am – 2 pm, closed on 25/12 Craftsmen’s Christmas Fair inside the Hospital of the Holy Spirit: 30/11 - 10/12/2018 Daily 10 am - 7 pm Crafts market inside St. Peter’s church 30/11 – 20/12/2018 Daily 10 am – 7 pm Christmas Fairytale Forest at St. Mary’s Church: 26/11 – 30/12/2018 Daily 10 am – 7 pm, Sun. 11 am - 7 pm closed on 24/12 and 25/12 Niederegger Christmas Bazaar: Advent season Mon. – Sat. 9 am– 6 pm, Sun. 10 am – 6 pm
What a splendid start! From 11th January - 24th February 2019 the 700 m² mobile skating rink on the market square in front of Lübeck's Town Hall offers skating fun with a spectacular view in a unique atmosphere. For six weeks the open air skating area is a marvellous winter attraction for residents and guests alike. Who hasn't brought his own skates can rent them on the spot at € 3.50 per hour. Right next to the rink there is an inviting catering zone and the whole area is decorated with winter lights. Also the stalls of the weekly market will be offering their products to the visitors.
The summer by the sea is slowly fading, the days are getting shorter and we kindly invite you to celebrate the "magic of lights" with us! Experience the festival of a thousand lights with artistic performances and a firework by the lake at the romantic-enchanted Godewindpark. The trees, the lake and the meadows transform into a shining sea of lights in the evening hours and create a fantastic scenery for night owls and those who love to take a walk under a starry sky
The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival is back performing on Lübeck's stages again in 2018. Fascinating performances and a varied programme enrich the Hanseatic City's culture programme from 30th June until 26th August. This year the SHMF will focus on Maurice Ravel.
The Duckstein Festival is also coming to visit Lübeck in 2018. Along the banks of the River Trave visitors can enjoy the picturesque background of the Old Town with a cold glass of beer and an assortment of culinary highlights from 3rd to 12th August. The wonderful mix of art, culture and cuisine is presented in a unique atmosphere along the banks of the River Trave and is the festival's recipe for success.
All those interested in culture will have the opportunity to turn night into day on 25th August 2018 ( last Saturday of August). Many of Lübeck's museums and art galleries open their doors to all visitors until midnight. Museums, art galleries and cultural institutions such as the Brahms Institute, the Overbeck Society and St. Peter's open their doors until midnight. A varied programme awaits visitors at around 30 locations, ranging from live music to theatre performances.
The beautiful old town becomes a stage for music, small-scale performing arts and much more. The hosts will be: the people of Travemünde, associations and entrepreneurs who open their homes and shops to create an unforgettable weekend with a great number of events. There won’t be any big stages. But those who love the small but nice things and hidden beauty, are at the right place at the Travemünde Seaside resort festival.
You like fancy movies? Then you will love our open air cinema under the Baltic sky! For 12 days Travemünde will be the most beautiful outdoor cinema in Germany. Enjoy blockbusters and classics of the cinema history firsthand under the clear sky and directly on the beach. Cuddle in a warm cozy blanket on the beach terraces, chill out in a deck chair or relax in one of the beach chairs - whatever you go for, we promise you an unforgettable evening at the movies where you can also enjoy fruity cocktails, spicy dishes and sweet culinary delights. Our Tip: It's worth to take a glance at the sea, the big ships pass by just a stone's throw away from your seat telling of the big wide (movie) world.
The Lübeck Nordic Film Days is a unique film festival for movies from the Nordic and Baltic countries. It is the most important festival for films from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries outside Scandinavia. The festival also presents films made in the county of Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany, such as feature films, documentaries, children and teen films and short movies – not only in German. Here you can experience the flair of a special film festival surrounded by Nordic charme of the cosmopolitan Hanseatic city.
Happy Birthday Lübeck! Founded in 1143, the 'Queen of the Hanseatic League' is celebrating her birthday in 2018. 875 years of Lübeck! Many things happened during those nearly 9 centuries, many citizens and guests were delighted by the Hanseatic City and left their traces. Be it the obvious evidences like the Holsten Gate and the Old Town churches and their famous seven spires, or the hidden treasures like the numerous courtyards and alleyways or the countless stories and anecdotes of the locals – the history of this city is truly unique. More than 30 events like the Nordic Film Days or the Long Night of Open Museums will be dedicated to the anniversary in 2018. In June, the 'HanseKulturFestival' invites to the St. Giles’ district and will delight its guests with hidden stages, handicraft and music.
Hüxstraße and Fleischhauerstraße in the heart of the city provide an enchanting mix of small and up-market shops with a great deal of Olde Worlde charm. By turning into the so-called "rib streets" away from the hustle and bustle of Breite Straße, you will enter into the narrow brick world of old Lübeck and will find many treasures within the winding lanes. Fleischhauerstraße and "Hüx" - as it is called by the locals - are two good examples of how an extremely vibrant shopping culture all of its own can develop away from the classic boulevards. The traders are often in listed buildings and know exactly how to use the limited space to display their wares without losing the historical atmosphere. There is a higher-than-average number of owner-run shops which means that many purchases earn the "typically Lübeck" title which makes them a great gift for yourself or your loved ones.
Königstraße lies parallel to the pedestrian area of Breite Straße. Culture meets trade here and modern hustle and bustle meets historic façades. Shopping, suppliers replenishing stocks mingled with busy Lübeckers on the way to their next appointment - it all goes on here. When you shop here, you are right in the thick of true Lübeck everyday life. Mühlenstraße and Koberg are connected by the long shopping mile but it also has many other different guises. Real treasure troves such as Boutique Geoffreys, the furniture shop Gunilla or the goldsmiths "das kleine kra" sit like small pearls dotted along a chain of everyday use. But differences exist here too. Even if you're just really looking for a nice birthday card, you'll often end up in the in-house gallery at Hünicke again, or looking for a few new towels in Betten Struve with its spacious and light-filled premises. It all can turn into a relaxing time-out away from the bustling crowded streets. A real Must for any Lübecker is a quick detour into Buchhaus Hugendubel. You'll find that the contents of many a Lübecker's entire living room bookcase - spanning pre-school reading to the first romantic novel up to current political biographies - all came from here. If from here you go towards Koberg, you will be getting closer to some of the top artistic addresses in Königstraße. One of these is the Löwen Apotheke with its listed façade and magical conversions in its interior. But it is in the Kunsthaus Lübeck with selected works of Classical Modern and contemporary art where it all really comes together. And when strolling through the exhibitions in the Behnhouse diagonally opposite, you can quite well imagine how a time-honoured Lübeck merchant must have felt in his own home. After so many impressions, a little light refreshment sounds good. Pop into one of the small side streets such as Pfaffenstraße or Glockengießerstraße for this. You'll find the the Günter Grass-House there too, by the way, as well as the Chocolaterie Amaro - two of Lübeck's finest Old Town tips!
There's no way fashion victims and shopping friends can get round it: The Breite Straße in Lübeck is only accessible to pedestrians and is a welcome spot for bargain hunters with its broad pavements and great variety of shops. Famous brands such as Esprit, Gerry Weber, Hallhuber and Street One are all in close proximity to the shopping Mecca of Karstadt and also the popular TKMaxx outlet store. The most widely used "gateway" to the Breite Straße is "Kohlmarkt". The Haerder Center is a shopping mall with many trendy labels and stores, for example the only Pandora store in Lübeck. The center is located along with the traditional shoe shop Schümann which offers shoes for the entire family over its three floors. Of course, there are also jewellers and perfume shops. And the parent company of the most famous Lübeck delicacy is located here: Café Niederegger, the birthplace of marzipan. With so much choice, carrier bags often tend to become rather heavy. Perfect for taking a quick break. Relax with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake in the heart of the pedestrian area and enjoy a bit of people-watching, too. Traditional restaurants such as the Seafarer's Guild are great for a longer time-out or look out for a sunny spot in the square with an exclusive view of the historic Town Hall.
Shopping in Lübeck isn't just done indoors. Besides the weekly market and the tourist market right at the foot of the Town Hall, practically every district has its own weekly market. The open-air shopping centres are genuine suppliers of fresh seasonal fruit and veg and provide a beneficial exchange between Lübeck and its surrounding area. Potatoes, apples, asparagus, strawberries or cabbage all thrive in the immediate surrounding areas and only have a short distance to travel to the consumer. This is sustainability from its best side. The following markets can be found in the Lübeck city. You are bound to find one nearby: from 8 am - 1 pm respectively: Mon: Meesenkaserne and Travemünde Tues: Brink Wed: Brolingsplatz, Hasenweg and Schlutup, Mecklenburger Straße Thurs: Meesenkaserne, Brink, Travemünde Fri: Hanseplatz, Moisling and Kücknitz, Kirchplatz Sat: Brolingsplatz and Brink from 10.30 am - 7.00 pm respectively Mon: Markt/Rathausmarkt Thurs: Markt/Rathausmarkt from 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm respectively Fri: Buntekuh, opposite from Buntekuh shopping centre Travemünde: 1st May - 30th Sept: 8.00 am - 2.00 pm 1st Oct - 30th April: 8.00 am - 1.00 pm
Shop without the constraints of time and everyday obligations. Have fun and relax while shopping in Lübeck. The Sunday opening days in the Hanseatic city are always an event. The city rouses itself from its Sunday slumbers between 1 pm and 6 pm. A great many shops open their doors and have attractive promotions on offer. They turn a Sunday stroll through Lübeck's Old Town into a lovely, relaxing shopping event. The CITTI PARK Lübeck also opens its doors on these Sunday afternoons and provides eager shoppers with everything under one roof. Different mottoes are selected for the Sunday openings, accompanied by music and a wide variety of events in and around the shops to make shopping even more fun. Enjoy the colourful life of Lübeck's town centre on the following Sunday afternoons: 05.03.2017 "Hello Spring" 11.06.2017 "Lübeck Sounds" 01.10.2017 Harvest Festival 05.11.2017 59. Nordic Film Days
The beginning of the red wine trade in Lübeck dates back to the 13th century. At that time the first ships of the Hanseatic League sailed to the French coast in order to buy Bordeaux wine. However it was no sooner then 1530 that the red wine trade became important for Lübeck, because back than Thomas Bugenhagen was the first merchant who imported larger quantities of French red wine. He is said to have ordered his cellar master to allow the wine to mature so that its good properties may fully develop and turn the drinker into a happy and sociable person instead of a loud and boisterous one. Since that time French red wine is brought to Lübeck to get “refined and cultivated”. The surprising improvement of quality as a consequence of the storage in Lübeck’s wine cellars was first perceived in 1806 by French officers. After Napoleon’s army had occupied the city of Lübeck, the officers noticed that the Bordeaux-wines stored in Lübeck’s wine-cellars tasted much better than the Bordeaux-wines at home. Back home they started to investigate the “Bordeaux-wine case” thoroughly. They filled several wine-casks at Bordeaux, all of them with the same wine. Some of those casks were left in Bordeaux and the others were brought to Lübeck to store them. After an adequate period of time for maturing and storage a tasting of both wines showed that the French officers were right. But even until now an explanation could not be found. It may be the climate in Lübeck in connection with the temperature in Lübeck’s wine-cellars that has a better effect on the wine than that in Bordeaux. Rotspon originally meant red-wine being stored in a wooden cask. Until today “Lübecker Rotspon” stands for high quality wine - and it has the same good reputation as the famous marzipan. Wine tasting in Lübeck There are different wine-trading companies with a rich history. Two of them are indicated below. In their historic stores in Lübeck’s Old Town they offer wine tasting evening events. The wine-tasting events cover topics such as Wine & chocolate, Wine & cheese and they present wines from different wine-growing regions of the world. For groups these wine-tasting offers can be booked on request. H.F. von Melle Beckergrube 86 23552 Lübeck Phone: +49 (0) 451 - 710 50 Web: www.von-melle.de E-Mail: [email protected] CARL TESDORPF Mengstraße 64 23552 Lübeck Phone: +49 (0) 451 - 79 92 70 Web: www.tesdorpf.de E-Mail: [email protected]
The LUV SHOPPING offers visitors a wide range of products related to home and living, fashion, outdoor and sport – all under one single roof. The distance from Lübeck and from Travemünde is only 10 km and 2,600 free parking spaces are available. It is located right by the A226 and you have to take the exit “Dänischburg”.
If you need a hotel booking, tickets for an event or are on the lookout for a good restaurant for an evening meal, then just stop by the Tourist Information at Holsten Gate or call. The adjoining shop has travel literature on Lübeck and beautiful postcards, as well as many wonderful gifts and souvenirs. You will find the answer to all your questions in the Tourist Office, pick-up brochures and detailed city maps, as well as making hotel reservations and getting sightseeing tips. The city guided tour also starts right in front of the Welcome Center at Holsten Gate. A small exhibition area rounds off the services and there is also a children's play area. The information terminal in front of the entrance offers 24h access to the information and reservation system of Lübeck und Travemünde Marketing GmbH with important Lübeck information and hotel booking option.
Travel by rail with the Deutsche Bahn Leave traffic jams behind and enjoy your journey right from the start. Deutsche Bahn long-distance trains are fast, affordable and environmentally-friendly. The rail's travel information service not only knows all about train timetables but also when buses leave and how long it takes to walk to the next stop. Barrier-free by train The train station is fully accessible with lifts to the platforms. The DB Service Point is open until 10 pm. The DB Travel Centre is barrier-free, tactile guidance strips for the visually impaired with long sticks lead the way to the platforms. There is a toilet for disabled users and disabled parking is available in front of the door. Railway mission: Opening Times: Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 5 pm, Sat 8.30 am - 12.30 pm, Sun and public holidays: closed All people needing help are accompanied to the platforms. Please register by calling +49 (0) 451 - 821 21 or fax: +49 (0) 451 - 81 30 177. The "Bahnhofsmission" offers help in getting on and off trains, provides a lounge and information on rail connections. Luggage service only up to 5 kg.