Thomas Mann, who was born in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, is one of the greatest German writers of all time. The city is home to Buddenbrooks House, named after Mann's Nobel Prize-winning novel 'Buddenbrooks'. Here you can find out all kinds of interesting information about the life, work and family of the famous novelist. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty this year, Buddenbrooks House is hosting a special exhibition from 14 June to 13 November 2013 about Buddenbrooks House and Heinrich Mann (Thomas Mann's brother) and his connection to France.
Afterwards, a stroll through Lübeck's old quarter, awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO®, is a wonderful opportunity to get to know the city's many facets. A walk past Lübeck's most famous landmark, the Holsten Gate, with a piece of the finest Lübeck marzipan in your hand – there is no better way to see the city!