Cities & Culture

St. Anne's Museum Quarter Lübeck

St. Anne's Museum Quarter in Lübeck is considered to be one of the most beautiful museum sites in the whole of Germany. Visitors are invited to explore modern and historical exhibition spaces, gardens and courtyards spanning almost 9,000 square metres in total.

The cloister in the old abbey now provides the historical setting for many of the major old masterpieces from Lübeck and the surrounding area. The museum presents Lübeck as it was in the Middle Ages from the 13th century up to halfway through the 16th century, looking into the city's history in all its glory. With its 28 mighty altars, panels and several wooden and limestone sculptures, it is considered to be one of the most prominent museums in Germany.

The precious Passion Altarpiece by eminent painter Hans Memling from the south of the Netherlands is the star of the show and is even famous outside of Lübeck. Regarded as one of the city's most valuable treasures, the Lübeck-based Greverade family had it created for the cathedral in 1491. The museum also offers an insight into everyday life throughout history, showing visitors how people lived in Lübeck from the Middle Ages to the 19th century and what items they chose to have around them. Opening times: Summer: Tuesday to Sunday 10 am–5 pm, Winter: Tuesday to Sunday 11 am–5 pm

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