Pure culture in Lübeck

Welcome to Lübeck
Lübeck is arguably one of Germany's most beautiful cities. The old part of town has approximately 1,000 listed buildings. The most famous of them is the Holsten Gate. But the Church of St Mary and the Heilgen-Geist-Hospital (Holy Spirit Hospital) are also really worth seeing. Armed with a few tips from those in the know, you can easily discover Lübeck's hidden corners and courtyards. Lübeck is also noted for its trendy bars and a vast array of shopping possibilities. The modern hostel is situated in the north of the city, near the Burgtor, a towered gate. You can walk to the historical city centre in about 10 minutes.

What do our guests love about Lübeck?

  • UNESCO World Heritage site with some 1,000 beautifully restored houses and buildings
  • Holsten Gate - the symbol of Lübeck
  • World-famous marzipan
  • Museum of the Holy Spirit Hospital, Buddenbrookhaus (Heinrich and Thomas Mann)
  • Trendy pubs and shopping in the town centre
  • Boat trips on the River Trave

Experience culture
Certified as a Cultural Hostel, Lübeck "Vor dem Burgtor" Youth Hostel invites guests to discover the cultural highlights of the city. We offer groups and classes a wide range of workshops and excursions relating to the most important people, buildings and venues of Lübeck's history.

Full programme

In addition to our cultural options, we can offer families and school groups exciting adventure programmes. There are sporting activities on the Trave river and a sandy beach to enjoy during a visit to Travemünde and, during a boat trip, the old sailors tell earthy tales.

We look forward to seeing you

The entire team of Lübeck "Vor dem Burgtor" Youth Hostel would be happy to help you plan your stay.
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Opening hours
The reception is open

7.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.


3.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Closing time

Open all year except 22/12/2023 - 28/12/2023