Leisure tips

Unesco World Heritage Site of Lübeck

Lübeck is full of attractions. The most important building is St Mary's Church. Right next door to that is the town hall, as beautiful inside as it is on the outside. The most famous building in Lübeck is the Holsten Gate. Today, it is a museum as well as the Holy Spirit Hospital. Go on a walking tour of the city or enjoy a boat trip around the old part of the city. Gaze on the historical old part of town from the top of St Peter's Church.
Tip:The youth hostel in the heart of Lübeck is the ideal base from which to explore Lübeck.

Leisure facilities in the immediate area

Experience history
Find out about the history of Lübeck in, for example, St Anne's Museum and the Holsten Gate Museum. The Buddenbrooks House and the Museum Drägerhaus document the life and work of the brothers Heinrich and Thomas Mann.

Guaranteed fun

Two outdoor pools, mini-golf in the ramparts and bicycle rentals are available. Pedalos, rowing boats and paddle boats can be rented on the banks of the Wakenitz river. The tours of the town, canals and harbour or trips on the Wakenitz river (with boat connections to and from Ratzeburg) are popular.

Popular treats from Lübeck
Who is not familiar with the famous marzipan from Lübeck? As a special gift for those back home, visitors can buy marzipan in all shapes and variations at the Niederegger shop.

Lübeck Christmas Markets
Lübeck is particularly romantic in the winter. Historical Christmas and craft markets, which attract hundreds of visitors to Lübeck each year, are held around the Town Hall and St Mary's Church, as well as in the Holy Spirit Hospital.

Trips and excursions

  • Travemünde (sailing ship Passat, walk along the Brodtener bluffs)
  • Hansapark amusement park in Sierksdorf
  • "Sea Life Center" aquarium at Timmendorf beach
  • "Holstein Switzerland" lakelands around Plön and Eutin
  • Day trip to Hamburg, Rostock and Schwerin
  • Take a boat to Denmark

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