Culture &culinary

Cultural Lübeck and culinary supporting programs

The Hanseatic city and the seaside resort look back on a rich history that can fill all sorts of exciting museums - not to mention our 3 Nobel Prize laureates, to each of whom a museum is dedicated.

In addition to the historic town hall, which can be visited individually or in a group, you can also admire the city from above or go on a culinary voyage of discovery.

Marzipan, Rotspon wine and mulled wine at the Christmas market are just some of the specialties that can be tasted with your group.

Brick gothic in full splendor

Observation tower St. Petri

Lübeck from above: From the 50-meter-high observation deck, the view sweeps over the roofs of the Hanseatic city and the surrounding nature - in good weather even as far as the Baltic Sea. But don't worry, an elevator will save you the steps to the top!

St. Marien vault tour

Experience the mother church of brick Gothic on a special guided tour and enter usually inaccessible areas. It does go high up, so you better not have a fear of heights. The reward: breathtaking views.

Duration: approx. 1 hr.

Exclusive city hall tour

Visit one of the most beautiful historic town halls in Germany. Still today, the citizens and the senate convene in Lübeck's town hall. With a little luck, you’ll bump into the mayor, who will tell you about the secret passage in his office.

Duration: approx. 1 hour

For a little preview, take a look here: 360° tour.


Europäisches hanseatic museum Lübeck

History comes alive here. The museum shows the development of the Hanseatic League in Europe with scientifically developed installations, classical exhibition elements and an interactive museum concept. The modern museum building with roof terrace, inner courtyard and old church square perfectly sets the scene for the historic Castle Monastery (Burgkloster), which is integrated into the building complex. You can't get more Hanseatic than that.

Guided tour approx. 2-3 hrs.

Holstentor museum

Enter Lübeck's landmark and let the merchant of the middle ages show you the fascinating world of long-distance trade and seafaring. But watch out: You better be nice to your colleagues - behind the 3.5 meter-thick walls there is a torture chamber among other things!

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Seaside Resort Museum Travemüne

Discover the history of Travemünde as a seaside resort: With films, audio stations and interesting exhibits on a wide variety of topics, such as shipping, fishing and life in a health resort, you can immerse yourself in another era. Then as now, the beach and the sea are trademarks of the third oldest seaside resort, so it is not surprising that the topic of swimwear is addressed.

Open: Tue. - Sun. from 11:00 - 17:00 (March - December), group tours by prior arrangement

Nobel prize laureates museums and exhibitions

On the trail of the Nobel Prize-winning Lübeck citizens. The lives and works of Thomas Mann, Günter Grass and Willy Brandt continue to inspire today. All three personalities are closely connected with the city. Their work and achievements can be experienced and understood in the three museum houses dedicated to them in Lübeck's old town. The three institutions see themselves as places for a lively examination of their accomplishments and introduce the laureates.

Günter Grass House
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

Buddenbrooks exhibition in the Behnhaus
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

Willy Brandt House Lübeck
Guided tour: approx. 1 hour

Culinaric Lübeck

Meet the Lübeck Marzipan masters

When you hear marzipan, do you immediately think of Lübeck? That's probably because of Niederegge. The family business has been producing marzipan - known around the world - for eight generations. Try the Lübeck specialty at the headquarters, directly opposite Lübeck's city hall.
While enjoying this tasty treat, you can observe one of the confectioners modeling marzipan, or learn something about its history during a visit to the Marzipan Museum. Did you know, for example, that marzipan once used to be sold in pharmacies, as it was a tonic?

Tours & tastings

The somewhat different culinary tours: Taste original Lübeck beers, the famous Rotspon wine or local gin variations. Together with your team, gain insight into beer brewing processes, the history of Rotspon and exciting background information - the best conclusion to a conference day. Cheers to that!

Duration: approx.1-1,5 hrs. depending on the provider

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