Leisure tips

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lübeck

Lübeck is full of places of interest. The most important building is St Mary's Church. The most famous building is Lübeck's Holsten Gate. Today, it 's a museum as well as the Holy Spirit Hospital. Go on a walking tour around the town or enjoy a boat a trip around the old part of town. Gaze on the historical old part of town from St Peter's Church. Or discover hidden gardens and passageways.

Leisure facilities in the youth hostel

Lübeck "Vor dem Burgtor" Youth Hostel is in the north of the city in the district of St Gertrude and near the Burgtor. The historical city centre is within 10 minutes' walking distance. It has a large outside area, an Internet terminal, table tennis, billiards, darts and table football. For schools, we can offer exciting cultural programmes relating to Lübeck and the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Leisure facilities in the immediate area

Experience history

Find out about Lübeck's history 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 (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

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