30 Sights in Lübeck, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Lübeck, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 30 sights are available in Lübeck, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Lübeck

1. Holsten Gate

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The Holsten Gate is a city gate marking off the western boundary of the old center of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. Built in 1464, the Brick Gothic construction is one of the relics of Lübeck's medieval city fortifications and one of two remaining city gates, the other being the Citadel Gate (Burgtor). Known for its two-round towers and arched entrance, it is regarded today as a symbol of the city. Together with the old city centre (Altstadt) of Lübeck it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

Wikipedia: Holstentor (EN)

2. Lübeck

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Lübeck, officially the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, is a city in Northern Germany. With around 220,000 inhabitants, it is the second-largest city on the German Baltic coast and the second-largest city in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, after its capital of Kiel, and is the 36th-largest city in Germany.

Wikipedia: Lübeck (EN)

3. Geschichtswerkstatt Herrenwyk

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The Herrenwyk History Workshop Industrial Museum in the former department store of the Blast Furnace Works Lübeck AG in Lübeck-Herrenwyk documents the work in the blast furnace plant and the life of the workers in the factory colony, with a focus on the 1920s and 1930s as well as the rise and fall of the Flender shipyard. The History Workshop researches and presents Lübeck's industrial culture and workers' culture as a whole. The museum is managed by the Cultural Foundation of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. The history of the museum began with an exhibition in 1983 by the former Museum of Art and Cultural History of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. The great success of the exhibition on Lübeck's working-class culture led to the fact that the department store has since been permanently operated as a museum with permanent and special exhibitions. Since the summer of 2017, the museum has been headed by Dr. Bettina Braunmüller, modern archaeologist and folklorist.

Wikipedia: Industriemuseum Geschichtswerkstatt Herrenwyk (DE), Website, Url

4. Museumshafen

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Museumshafen Jan Kuchenbecker de:User:Fumaro / CC BY-SA 2.0 de

The Lübeck Museum Harbour is located on the Wenditzufer directly on the northwestern edge of Lübeck's Old Town Island, actually in the Holstenhafen between the listed swing bridge at the Engelsgrube and the Lübeck Music and Congress Hall. In winter, when the vintage cars are moored, this inner museum harbour is most frequented. In addition to many old cargo gliders typical of the Baltic Sea, a dredging vessel and a tugboat are also part of the inventory. In summer, however, due to the breakdown-prone swing bridge, many museum ships are moored on the other side and north of it, preferably in the outer museum harbour, the Hansahafen, directly in front of the Media Docks on the Wall peninsula.

Wikipedia: Museumshafen Lübeck (DE), Website

5. St.-Petri Kultur- und Universitätskirche

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St. Peter's Church is a place of worship in Lübeck, Germany, that was first mentioned in 1170. Over the centuries, it was rebuilt several times until construction of the church was completed in the 15th century. During the Second World War, St. Petri suffered severe damage and the restoration was not completed until 1987. Since the furnishings could not be restored, only special services take place in the church. As a city church without a congregation, it is mainly used for cultural and religious events as well as art exhibitions.

Wikipedia: St Peter's Church, Lübeck (EN), Website

6. St.-Gertrud-Kirche

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The St. Gertrud Church in Lübeck is the parish church of the Protestant parish in the Lübeck district of St. Gertrud, built according to a design by the Charlottenburg architects Jürgensen & Bachmann, which is dedicated to Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. The patronage has been historical for the suburb on the castle field in front of the castle gate since the Middle Ages. In 1373, the Bishop of Lübeck, Burkhard von Serkem, consecrated the first St. Gertrude Chapel.

Wikipedia: St. Gertrudkirche (Lübeck) (DE)

7. St. Mary's Church

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St. Mary's Church Arnold Paul / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Lübeck Marienkirche is a medieval basilica in the city centre of Lübeck, Germany. Built between 1265 and 1352, the church is located on the highest point of Lübeck's old town island within the Hanseatic merchants' quarter, which extends uphill from the warehouses on the River Trave to the church. As the main parish church of the citizens and the city council of Lübeck, it was built close to the town hall and the market.

Wikipedia: St. Mary's Church, Lübeck (EN)

8. Gertrudenherberge

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The Gertrudenherberge is a medieval pilgrims' hostel in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. Named after Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, the patron saint of pilgrims, the institution originally belonged to the Holy Spirit Hospital. It is one of the recently rediscovered monuments of the medieval world heritage on Lübeck's old town island, which was only recently rediscovered and thus only very late under protection.

Wikipedia: Gertrudenherberge (DE)

9. Brahms-Institut an der Musikhochschule Lübeck

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Brahms-Institut acquired the largest private collection of Johannes Brahms engravings, manuscripts and first and early prints in 1990. In addition to Brahms, the focus is on Robert and Clara Schumann, Theodor Kirchner, Joseph Joachim, and some lesser known performers and composers of the era. In addition to music manuscripts, the collection also includes correspondence, photos, and drawings.

Wikipedia: Brahms-Institut (EN), Website

10. Haus Hansestadt Danzig

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Haus Hansestadt Danzig

The Hausestadt Danzig museum is located in Lübeck in the Engelsgrube in a brick building from the end of the 13th century. The museum was in 1981/1982 by the Gdansk Förderkreis e. V. set up. The museum gives an impression of the culture of Danzig and the Gdansk region until the end of the Second World War through the arrangement and design of the rooms as well as the exhibits.

Wikipedia: Museum Haus Hansestadt Danzig (DE)

11. St. Johannis Jungfrauenkloster

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St. Johannis Jungfrauenkloster

The St. Johannis monastery in Lübeck was founded at the time of Henry the Lion by Bishop Henry I as a Benedictine monastery and consecrated to the evangelist Johannes in 1177. It belonged to the Lübeck diocese. After it was a double monastery in the meantime, it was converted into a Cistercian monastery in 1246 and continued as a virgin pen by 1803 after the Reformation.

Wikipedia: St.-Johannis-Kloster (Lübeck) (DE)

12. Cathedral

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Lübeck Cathedral is a large brick-built Lutheran cathedral in Lübeck, Germany and part of the Lübeck World Heritage Site. It was started in 1173 by Henry the Lion as a cathedral for the Bishop of Lübeck. It was partly destroyed in a bombing raid in World War II (1942), when the Arp Schnitger organ was destroyed by fire, but was subsequently reconstructed.

Wikipedia: Lübeck Cathedral (EN), Website

13. Pöppendorfer Ringwall

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The Pöppendorfer Ringwall is a castle wall on the road from the village of Pöppendorf to the Waldhusen Forest. Pöppendorf is a part of the Lübeck district of Kücknitz in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is one of the best-preserved and most handsome castle ramparts in East Holstein. In addition, it is considered a school example of Slavic castle walls.

Wikipedia: Pöppendorfer Ringwall (DE)

14. Kleverschusskreuz

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The Kleverschusskreuz is a wayside cross from the first half of the 15th century in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. The limestone stone cross showed pilgrims the way to the Church of the Miracle Blood in Bad Wilsnack (Brandenburg). One mile of the way to the Church of the Miracle Blood, which was often started barefoot, gave the pilgrim a day's indulgence.

Wikipedia: Kleverschusskreuz (DE)

15. Sternwarte Lübeck

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Sternwarte Lübeck

The Lübeck Observatory is a school and public observatory operated by the Arbeitskreis Sternfreunde Lübeck e.V. Until its demolition at the beginning of 2017, it was located on the roof of the Johannes Kepler School at Ährenfeld. A new location has been found at the Grönauer Baum school. It cooperates with the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences.

Wikipedia: Sternwarte Lübeck (DE)

16. Heiligen-Geist-Hospital

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Completed in 1286, the Heiligen-Geist-Hospital am Koberg in Lübeck is one of the oldest existing social institutions in the world and one of the most important buildings in the city. It is in the tradition of the Holy Spirit Hospitals, modelled on Santo Spirito in Sassia in Rome, and was run by the Brothers of the Order of the Holy Spirit.

Wikipedia: Heiligen-Geist-Hospital (Lübeck) (DE), Website

17. Doktor Julius Leber

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The Cemetery of Honour is a central memorial in Lübeck for the civilian and military victims of both world wars. It is about five hectares (50,000 m2) in size, includes 1882 graves and about 500 memorial stones. It is located on Travemünder Allee at the intersection of Sandberg and Heiligen-Geist-Kamp and opposite the Burgtor cemetery.

Wikipedia: Ehrenfriedhof (Lübeck) (DE)

18. KZ Fürstengrube-Todesmarsch

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The Fürstengrube Death March was a death march of concentration camp prisoners during the evacuation of the Fürstengrube concentration camp and other concentration camp prisoners. Lack of food, disease, exhaustion, mistreatment and murder claimed numerous victims on this death march from January to May 1945 with several stopovers.

Wikipedia: KZ Fürstengrube-Todesmarsch (DE)

19. Ende des Kreuzweges

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The Lübeck Way of the Cross is one of the oldest of its kind in Germany and has been walked again since 1994. Of the seven stations of the 1650-metre-long path, which were created towards the end of the 15th century, only the first and last, the beginning and end of the Stations of the Cross have been preserved.

Wikipedia: Lübecker Kreuzweg (DE)

20. Günter-Grass-Haus

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The Günter Grass House is a building and museum in Lübeck's Old Town dedicated to the literary, painterly and sculptural work of Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass, who lived near Lübeck in his old age. The museum, which opened in October 2002, is run by the Cultural Foundation of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck.

Wikipedia: Günter-Grass-Haus (DE), Website

21. St. Annen-Stein

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The list of monuments in Lübeck lists the monuments of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck according to the status of the list of monuments of the Department of Archaeology and Monument Preservation of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck from 2018. The monuments are listed in the list of cultural monuments in Lübeck.

Wikipedia: Liste der Bodendenkmale in Lübeck (DE)

22. Wasserkunst

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The Lübecker Wasserkunst is located in the St. Jürgen district of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck, directly on the Wakenitz River. The central building is the water tower, which is a historicist building that takes up the design language of brick Gothic. It was built in 1867 and extended in 1890.

Wikipedia: Lübecker Wasserkunst (1867) (DE)

23. Europäisches Hansemuseum

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Europäisches HansemuseumBS Hochschulstadtteil (Diskussion) 20:27, 11. Jun. 2015 (CEST) / CC BY 4.0

The European Hansemuseum is a museum in Lübeck, Germany dedicated to the history of the Hanseatic League. Covering an area of in total 7,405 square metres (79,710 sq ft), is the largest museum in the world specifically dedicated to this subject. The museum was opened in May 2015.

Wikipedia: European Hansemuseum (EN), Website

24. Sankt Bonifatius

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The church building of St. Bonifatius was in 1952 by the architect Emil Steffann in the suburb of Lübeck-St. Lorenz-Nord built as an emergency church, since the number of Catholics with the refugees of the Second World War had risen for five times.

Wikipedia: St. Bonifatius (Lübeck) (DE)

25. ehemalige Schwedische Kirche

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ehemalige Schwedische Kirche unb. / PD-alt-100

The Swedish church is a former church building of the former Swedish state church from the early 20th century in the St. Gertrud district of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. It was profaned and converted into a residential building.

Wikipedia: Schwedische_Kirche_(Lübeck) (DE)

26. Burgtor

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The Burgtor, built 1444 in late Gothic style, was the northern city gate of Hanseatic Lübeck, now in Germany. It is one of two towered gates remaining from the medieval fortifications, the other being the more famous Holstentor.

Wikipedia: Burgtor (EN)

27. Kolosseum

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The Colosseum is a listed concert hall in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein). The hall in the district of St. Jürgen belongs to the Society for the Promotion of Charitable Activities, which was founded in 1789.

Wikipedia: Kolosseum (Lübeck) (DE), Website

28. Johanna Broell geb. Bendix

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The list of stumbling stones in Lübeck gives an overview of the stumbling stones laid by the artist Gunter Demnig in the city of Lübeck. This list is based on the data provided by the Initiative Stolpersteine für Lübeck.

Wikipedia: Liste der Stolpersteine in Lübeck (DE)

29. Alter Leuchtturm Travemünde

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Today, the historic lighthouse of Travemünde no longer has any significance as a sea mark as a technical and architectural cultural monument, but is a landmark and museum for Travemünde together with the Passat.

Wikipedia: Leuchtturm Travemünde (DE), Website

30. St.-Matthäi-Kirche

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St. Matthäi is a monument-protected neo-Gothic church building in Lübeck-St. Lorenz-Nord and a church service center of the same name in the church circle of Lübeck-Lauenburg, the North Elbian church.

Wikipedia: St. Matthäi (Lübeck) (DE), Website


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