24 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 24 sights are available in Lübeck, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Lübeck

1. St.-Petri Kultur- und Universitätskirche

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

Wikipedia: Petrikirche (Lübeck) (DE), Website

2. St.-Gertrud-Kirche

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The St. Gertrude Church in Lübeck is the parish church of the Protestant parish in the Lübeck district of St. Gertrude, which is dedicated to Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, built according to a design by the Charlottenburg architects Jürgensen & Bachmann. 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)

3. 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)

4. Carlebach-Synagoge

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The Lübeck Synagogue, now also known as the Carlebach Synagogue, is located in Lübeck's old town, St.-Annen-Straße 13, between the Evangelical Lutheran Aegidienkirche and the neighboring St. Anne's Monastery, which is now a municipal museum. It is the only completely preserved Jewish place of worship in Schleswig-Holstein and was named after its first rabbi Salomon Carlebach (1845–1919).

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Lübeck) (DE)

5. 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)

6. St. Johannis Jungfrauenkloster

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St. Johannis Jungfrauenkloster

The St. John's Monastery in Lübeck was founded at the time of Henry the Lion by Bishop Henry I as a Benedictine monastery and consecrated to St. John the Evangelist in 1177. It belonged to the diocese of Lübeck. After being a double monastery in the meantime, it was converted into a Cistercian monastery in 1246 and continued as a virgin monastery after the Reformation until 1803.

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

7. 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, following the example of Santo Spirito in Sassia in Rome, where the hospitals were cared for by the brothers of the Order of the Holy Spirit.

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

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 Hospital of the Holy Spirit. It is one of the most recently rediscovered and thus very late protected monuments of the medieval world heritage on Lübeck's old town island.

Wikipedia: Gertrudenherberge (DE)

9. Doktor Julius Leber

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The Honor Cemetery is Lubeck's central monument to the civilian and military victims of the two world wars. It covers an area of about 5 hectares (50,000 square meters), including 1,882 tombs and about 10,000 square meters. 500 memorial stones. It is located in Travemünder Allee, at the height of Sandberg/Heiligen-Geist-Kamp intersection, opposite Burgtorfriedhof.

Wikipedia: Ehrenfriedhof (Lübeck) (DE)

10. Cathedral

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Cathedral Torstein Frogner / CC BY-SA 2.0

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

11. 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 ramparts.

Wikipedia: Pöppendorfer Ringwall (DE)

12. 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 stone cross made of limestone showed pilgrims the way to the Church of the Miracle Blood in Bad Wilsnack (Brandenburg). A mile of the way to the Church of the Miracle Blood, which was often done barefoot, gave the pilgrim a day's indulgence.

Wikipedia: Kleverschusskreuz (DE)

13. 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 it was demolished at the beginning of 2017, it was located on the roof of the Johannes Kepler School at Ährenfeld. A new location was found at the Grönauer Baum school. It cooperates with the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences.

Wikipedia: Sternwarte Lübeck (DE)

14. St. Annen-Stein

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The List of Archaeological Monuments in Lübeck lists the archaeological monuments of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck according to the status of the archaeological monument list 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)

15. KZ Fürstengrube-Todesmarsch

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

Wikipedia: KZ Fürstengrube-Todesmarsch (DE)

16. 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 celebrated again since 1994. Of the seven stations of the 1650-metre-long path created towards the end of the 15th century, only the first and last, beginning and end of the Way of the Cross have been preserved.

Wikipedia: Lübecker Kreuzweg (DE)

17. Wasserkunst

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Lübeck's water art 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, as a historicist building, takes up the formal language of brick Gothic. It was built in 1867 and extended in 1890.

Wikipedia: Lübecker Wasserkunst (1867) (DE)

18. Lübeck

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Lübeck, officially the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, is a city in Northern Germany. With around 216,000 inhabitants, it is the second-largest city on the German Baltic coast as well as in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, after its capital of Kiel, and is the 36th-largest city in Germany.

Wikipedia: Lübeck (EN)

19. 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

20. Sankt Bonifatius

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The church building of St. Boniface was built in 1952 by the architect Emil Steffann in the suburb of Lübeck-St. Lorenz-Nord was built as an emergency church, as the number of Catholics had increased fivefold with the refugees of the Second World War.

Wikipedia: St. Bonifatius (Lübeck) (DE)

21. ehemalige Schwedische Kirche

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ehemalige Schwedische Kirche unb. / PD-alt-100

The Church of Sweden 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)

22. 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)

23. Anna Daicz geb. Finkelberg

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

Wikipedia: Liste der Stolpersteine in Lübeck (DE)

24. Alter Leuchtturm Travemünde

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

Wikipedia: Leuchtturm Travemünde (DE), Website


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