Make sure to plan in enough time for a tour of Lübeck's old town during your stay in the city. Culture and literature lovers will fall in love with this town as well as history and art enthusiasts. A guided tour takes you through small and crooked alleys to beautiful backyards off the beaten track. Of course, the tour also includes Lübeck's 7 church towers, several museums and a taste of Lübeck's culinary specialities.
An especially popular day-trip destination is the beautiful town of Travemünde. It is best reached by boat via the river Trave. All around the year, but during the warm summer months in particular, we highly recommend an excursion to the Baltic Sea. Relax at one of the marvellous beaches and explore the surounding fishing villages.
When visiting Lübeck, there is no way around the city's speciality: Try the original Lübeck marzipan at Niederegger's House of Marzipan and take some home to enjoy later. A café from the year 1806 is located on the first floor. Visit the permanent exhibition on the second floor to learn more about the delicious mixture of almonds and sugar.
Lübeck's historic old town is located on an island between the river Trave and the Elbe-Lübeck Canal. Thanks to its unique layout and the skyline with the 7 church towers, Lübeck's old town centre was declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1987. Go on a discovery tour through the old town's crooked alleys.
Lübeck is the hometown of the writers Heinrich and Thomas Mann. Buddenbrook House was dedicated to them and puts a special focus on the Thomas Mann's famous novel "Buddenbrooks". An impressive literature exhibition awaits you behind the baroque façade.
Until his death, the artist Günter Grass lived near the Hanseatic city of Lübeck - therefore, a whole museum was dedicated to his life and works. Günter Grass House is a centre for literature and fine arts and houses an impressive collection of drawings, etchings and manuscripts by Günter Grass.
Holsten Gate is definitely a must-see when visiting Lübeck. The city's landmark is located right at the entrance to the old town. Not only its outside is impressive. The gate's interior is home to the permanent exhibition "The Power of Trade", where you have the chance to learn interesting facts about the Hanseatic city.