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Hanseatic Town of Lübeck

Hanseatic Town of Lübeck

Lübeck, the undisputed Queen of the Hanseatic League, was founded in 1143 as 'the first western town on the Baltic coast' and provided a shining example for all the Hanseatic towns and cities along the Baltic. The medieval old town is one of the foremost examples of brick Gothic architecture and reflects Lübeck's illustrious past as an early centre of international trade.

In 1987 Lübeck's old town became the first in northern Europe to be named a World Cultural Heritage site. Surrounded by water on all sides, it has been dominated by seven church steeples since the Middle Ages.

For centuries, Lübeck's name stood for freedom, justice and prosperity. Today, all the many Gothic, Renaissance, baroque and classical buildings, narrow lanes and streets, churches and abbeys, merchants' houses, craftsmen's yards and fortifications still tell of the heyday of Lübeck. Surrounded by water, the old town with the seven towers of its five principal churches brings to life 1,000 years of history and has been protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its outstanding brick Gothic architecture. The site includes the quarter around the town hall, the castle abbey, the grand old patrician town houses between St. Peter's Church and the cathedral, the salt warehouses on the banks of the Trave river and the Holsten Gate, the city's most famous landmark, which is also an interactive museum. A harbour tour is the perfect way to round off any visit to Lübeck, as is a visit to the merchants' houses dedicated to Lübeck's three Nobel prize winners: Thomas Mann, Willy Brandt and Günter Grass. If it's that time of year, you can visit the annual Travemünde Week just outside the town, which offers a mix of first-rate sailing activities and fairground buzz. A tour of the bars at night is also an absolute must for any visitor to Lübeck: when the sun goes down, the numerous pubs, restaurants, bars and clubs come to life. Beforehand, you might want to line your stomach with some genuine Lübeck marzipan – an irresistible sweet treat for which the city has become renowned throughout the world.

Opening times, tours and tips

Guided tours

January – March and November: Saturday and Sunday at 11am

April – October and December: daily at various times

Harbour and canal tours

City boat tours: March to October daily
www.cityschifffahrt.de

Quandt Linie Lübeck: all year round, April to October daily 10am to approx. 6pm
www.quandt-linie.de

Stühff – Lübeck motor launch tours: all year round, during the high season daily approx. 10am to 5.30pm,
www.luebecker-barkassenfahrt.de

Further information:

www.luebeck-tourismus.de

Evenemang
Top-class international soloists and orchestras will be performing on Lübeck's stages again.
The Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival is back performing on Lübeck's stages again in 2019. Fascinating performances and a varied programme enrich the Hanseatic city's culture programme from 6th July until 1st September. This year's Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival will be dedicated to the composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Aktuella datum:

06.07.2019 - 01.09.2019

Plats för eventet

Musikhochschule Lübeck and several other places in Lübeck and Schleswig Holstein
Große Petersgrube 21
23552 Lübeck

All information om priser, datum och öppettider med förbehåll för ändringar.
Those who are interested in culture will have the opportunity to turn night into day. Many of Lübeck's museums and art galleries open their doors to all visitors until midnight.
Every year, Lübeck’s museums are open for night-owls on the last Saturday of August. Many cultural institutions such as the Brahms Institute, the Overbeck Society and St. Peter’s Church open their doors until midnight. The beautiful garden behind the Behnhouse-Drägerhouse – a large area with sculptures behind a number of classicist buildings at Königstraße – is a popular meeting point for locals and guests alike to enjoy a glass of wine and listen to summer chillout music.

Aktuella datum:

31.08.2019

Plats för eventet

Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus
Königstraße 9-11
23552 Lübeck
Fon: +49 (0) 4 51 1 22 41 48
behnhaus@luebeck.de

All information om priser, datum och öppettider med förbehåll för ändringar.
This four-day-long event with live jazz music takes place in different locations in Lübeck's Old Town joining jazz, funk and soul.
Travejazz is an event in the Old Town of Lübeck with a modern concept and unique locations. Internationally and nationally established artist from the genres jazz, funk and soul will perform on many stages. Public events and workshops round off the varied programme.

Aktuella datum:

05.09.2019 - 08.09.2019

Plats för eventet

Historischer Hafenschuppen Lübeck
An der Untertrave 47a / 1a
23552 Lübeck

All information om priser, datum och öppettider med förbehåll för ändringar.

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