Luebeck

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Museum Holstentor which includes heritage architecture and wild flowers as well as a small group of people

Visit the famous Holsten Gate and journey into the past on your city trip to Lübeck.

Lübeck’s renowned medieval old town, a UNESCO world heritage site, is situated in Schleswig-Holstein, around 65km north-east of Hamburg. You can get to the city via the A1 or A20 motorways. If you’re arriving by train, you can choose to begin your journey by getting off either at the main train station or at six other stops. You also have the option of arriving into either Lübeck or Hamburg airport.

The famous Travemünde spa resort is also situated in the area of Lübeck. It has made a name for itself with its glorious sandy beach and elegant promenade. In summer you can combine your city visit to Lübeck with a relaxing mini-break by the sea. The idyllic district of Schlutup lies on the Trave river and the fishing boat, the Schlu. 2a, in the centre of St. Andreas’ churchyard heralds the town’s heritage as a fishing village. Admire the thatched cottages on a walk through the estate of Gothmund in the St. Gertrud district. Some of the fishermen’s houses are listed buildings. There are a few more fishing boats to see at the port.

The main attraction on a city trip in Lübeck is the old town. It was the first in northern Europe to be listed as a heritage site by UNESCO. Lübeck’s old town contains lots of historic buildings like the city hall, castle abbey, St. James’ Church and the Hospital of the Holy Ghost. The salt warehouses will grab your attention on the western banks of the Trave river. The famous Holsten Gate demarcates the old town to the west. The striking building was depicted on the 50 Deutsche Mark note and can now be seen on the German 2 Euro coin from 2006. Inside, it houses a museum about the history of the city. The Holsten Gate Museum exhibits artefacts from the old days in Lübeck and information about the development of the city.

Lübeck has a wealth of museums that are worth a visit on your short trip. The Museum for Natural History and the Environment is right next to the cathedral. A skeleton of a sperm whale will grab your attention in the cathedral courtyard, and the museum’s collection will show you many exhibits on the nature and environment of the region. Just down from St. Peter’s Church is the Lübeck Theatre Puppet Museum, which displays different puppets from Europe, Africa and Asia. The Indonesian shadow puppets and the abstract figurines by the Kassel art professor, Harry Kramer, are particularly worth a visit. A museum quiz shares the world of puppet shows with both big and small visitors alike in an entertaining way.

Where to stay in Luebeck

Viva Hotel Lübeck
Viva Hotel Lübeck
2.5 out of 5
Bei der Lohmühle 25, Luebeck
The price is £58 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in St. Lorenz Nord, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Seafarer's Guild, St. Jakobi Church and Museum Holstentor. Holy Spirit Hospital and Salt Storage ...
3.9/5Good! (486 reviews)
"zero customer service no help at all"

Reviewed on 16 May 2021

Viva Hotel Lübeck
Strandschlösschen
Strandschlösschen
3.5 out of 5
Strandpromenade 7, Luebeck
The price is £98 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in Travemuende, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Travemuende Beach and Old Lighthouse Travemuende. Priwall Peninsula and Hundestrand are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)
"The property, nestled between modern hotels, has old world charm & beauty."

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2019

Strandschlösschen
the niu Rig
the niu Rig
3.5 out of 5
Am Bahnhof 17-19, Luebeck
The price is £68 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Located in Sankt Lorenz Süd, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nature Reserve Wakenitz, Museum Holstentor and Salt Storage Warehouses. Theater Figuren ...
4.3/5Excellent! (167 reviews)
Nice gem
"Friendly staff."

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2020

the niu Rig
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Apartment Traveblick
Apartment Traveblick
4 out of 5
An der Untertrave 80, Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein
Located in Luebeck Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre Luebeck, Museum Holstentor and Buddenbrooks House. Seafarer's Guild ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (47 reviews)
"Perfect!!"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2017

Apartment Traveblick
Houseboat license free 4 people
Houseboat license free 4 people
5A Traveweg, Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein
Located in Kuecknitz, this houseboat is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Dummersdorfer Ufer and within 6 miles (10 km) of Travemuende Ferry Port and Priwall Peninsula. Holy ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Urlaub der besonderen Art
"Schön eingerichtet , alles da was man braucht . Gute Betten ! Waren zu viert mit 2 teenies , Platz reicht aus . Auf dem Deck ist es ein Traum zu chillen , ( das hat echt was …)man kann die Sonnenuntergänge direkt auf dem Wasser innen oder außen ansehen . Die Schiffe in jeglicher Form bis hin zu riesigen ..."

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2021

Houseboat license free 4 people
Travemünde Ferienhaus Rosi ,in Ruhiger Lage, zur Erholung , Familiengeeignet
Travemünde Ferienhaus Rosi ,in Ruhiger Lage, zur Erholung , Familiengeeignet
Norwegenstrasse, 6, Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein
This family-friendly Luebeck holiday home is located in Travemuende, within 1 mi (2 km) of Travemuende Beach, Seebad Museum and Old Lighthouse Travemuende. Viermastbark ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Entspannter Urlaub für die ganze Familie
"Ein schönes Haus mit tollem Garten, in super ruhigen Lage. Alles ist so, wie die Fotos versprechen.Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Urlaub und kommen gerne wieder."

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2021

Travemünde Ferienhaus Rosi ,in Ruhiger Lage, zur Erholung , Familiengeeignet
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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