Make sure to take some time to explore the old town during your stay in Lübeck. There is something for everyone - for culture and literature lovers as well as for history and art enthusiasts. A guided tour will take you through small and crooked alleys to beautiful backyards off the beaten track. During the tour, you will visit Lübeck's seven church towers, several museums and exhibitions and will also have the chance to try some culinary specialties of the Hanseatic city.
The beautiful town of Travemünde is an especially recommendable day trip destination - best reached by boat via the Trave river. Throughout the year, but especially during the warm summer months, we recommend an excursion to the Baltic Sea. Relax on one of the marvellous beaches and discover the surrounding fishing villages.
When visiting Lübeck, there is no way around the city's specialty: Try the original Lübeck marzipan at Niederegger's House of Marzipan and take some home to enjoy later. A café from 1806 is located on the first floor. Visit the permanent exhibition on the second floor to learn more about the almond-sugar mix.
Lübeck's historic old town is located on an island between the Trave river 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 is waiting to be discovered 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 home to 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.