With its hidden world of passageways and courtyards, proud merchants’ houses, the world famous Holsten Gate and the Old Town Island with its seven churches, designated a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1987, Lübeck is simply unique. The former “Queen of the Hanseatic League” is a fascinating destination for city tourists and promises lovers of culture, history and the maritime way of life some moments of genuine pleasure.
The Gothic brick-built churches, the many different museums, the romantic “Malerwinkel” and the Niederegger marzipan shop and museum are only some of the places worth visiting.
The historic buildings of the Old Town Island are home to some real little gems of museums which can be seen at the website. Once a year, the museums of Lübeck invite you to their museum night, while the Grosse Kiesau literature night and the theatre night also offer nocturnal art and culture once a year. Once every two years, the HanseKulturFestival transforms an area of the old town into a colourful festival arena, and concerts which take place during the Brahms Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival are high points in Lübeck’s musical calendar. The famous Lübeck Christmas market and beautiful craft markets transform Lübeck every year into the “Christmas capital of the north”.