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LuebeckGermany

Study beautiful medieval churches, wander down narrow streets in the old town and visit its many museums to learn about the history of this charming city.

Luebeck is an old city in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Its medieval history has been preserved in beautiful churches and other architectural structures. Visit a famous 15th-century city gate or admire historic buildings. The city is great for outdoor activities, such as cycling, fishing, hot air ballooning and skydiving.

Shop for hand-made jewelry, accessories and handicrafts in a local workshop or explore museums and galleries to learn about Luebeck’s history. Luebeck is a famous leading city of the Hanseatic League, a defensive and commercial confederation of merchant guilds and market towns. With many excellent cafés and restaurants in the old town, Luebeck is great for relaxing.

Holsten Gate is one of the city’s most recognizable structures. The famous city gate was built in the mid-15th century and based on Dutch models. Notice the sunken south tower and unusual leaning angle of the gate. The structural oddity is due to the foundations sinking in the marshy ground. Stop at Holsten Gate Museum to learn more about Holsten Gate and the Hanseatic League.

St Mary’s is one of Germany’s largest churches. The striking building in the old town features Gothic brick architecture and exceptional artworks. Tour the church’s interior to see the wonderful altar, the high choir and the organ. Luebeck features several other old churches, including St Peter’s, St Jacob’s and Luebeck Cathedral.

Stop at the Museum of Natural History and the Environment to see displays on the region’s plants and animals. The museum has an impressive skeleton of a sperm whale, measuring about 46 feet (14 meters) long. Luebeck also features other notable museums and art galleries, including a fascinating theater puppet museum, called TheaterFigurenMuseum.

Discover Luebeck in the state of Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany. The historic city is about 190 miles (300 kilometers) from Berlin. Stay in comfortable accommodations, including luxurious hotels, self-catered apartments and vacation homes.

Visit Luebeck for spectacular medieval architecture, excellent museums and cafés with pretty courtyards.

Where to stay in Luebeck

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Lubeck City Centre

4/5Very Good!(21 area reviews)

Lubeck City Centre is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Museum Holstentor and Salt Storage Warehouses.

Lubeck City Centre
Petrikirche showing a city, heritage architecture and landscape views

Luebeck Old Town

4.5/5Wonderful!(6 area reviews)

Luebeck Old Town is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like St. Mary's Church and Museum Holstentor.

Luebeck Old Town
St. Lorenz Nord, Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

St. Lorenz Nord

You'll appreciate the historic sites during your time in St. Lorenz Nord and you might want to plan a stop by Nature Reserve Wakenitz and Salt Storage Warehouses while you're in the area.

St. Lorenz Nord
St Lorenz, Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

St Lorenz

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

You'll appreciate the historic sites during your time in St Lorenz and you might want to plan a stop by Museum Holstentor and Salt Storage Warehouses while you're in the area.

St Lorenz

Top Hotels in Luebeck

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Lübeck
Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Lübeck
4 out of 5
Bei der Lohmuhle 27, Luebeck, SH
The price is ¥11,358 per night

Located in Lubeck City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Seafarer's Guild, St. Jakobi Church, and Museum Holstentor. Holy Spirit Hospital and Salt ...

4/5Very Good! (970 reviews)

"Hotel very clean, staff really friendly, of putting breakfast really good but to expensive €14.50 each could get a proper meal for that price."…"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Lübeck
Maritim Strandhotel Travemünde
Maritim Strandhotel Travemünde
4 out of 5
Trelleborgallee 2, Travemuende, Luebeck, SH
The price is ¥18,401 per night

Located in Luebeck, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Old Lighthouse Travemuende, and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Travemuende Ferry Port. ...

4/5Very Good! (429 reviews)
Maritim at the promenade

"Great location right next to the promenade, great views from most of the rooms. Great breakfast buffet. A place that seems to be preferred by older generations. If travelling by car avoid parking in the underground car park, it's expensive and there are other options close by."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Maritim Strandhotel Travemünde
the niu Rig
the niu Rig
3.5 out of 5
Am Bahnhof 17-19, Luebeck
The price is ¥7,672 per night

Located in Lubeck City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nature Reserve Wakenitz, Museum Holstentor, and Salt Storage Warehouses. Theater Figuren ...

4.4/5Excellent! (70 reviews)
Good modern hotel close to station

"Literally opposite the station. Very modern, clean hotel, extremely polite and professional staff. Had a really comfortable night stay here. If I needed to be in Lubeck again I would definitely stay here."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

the niu Rig

Popular places to visit in Luebeck

Priwall Peninsula
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Priwall Peninsula

4.5/5(2 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Priwall Peninsula during your travels in Travemuende. Take in the museums while you're in the area.

Museum Holstentor
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Museum Holstentor

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Once Luebeck’s first line of defense against attackers, this landmark is now famous for its distinctive architecture and local history museum.

St. Mary's Church
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St. Mary's Church

4.5/5(10 reviews)

An austere façade, elaborate interior and interesting history make this one of the most rewarding churches to visit in Luebeck Old Town.

Travemuende Beach
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Travemuende Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Travemuende Beach during your trip to Luebeck? While you're in the area, stroll along the riverfront.

Old Lighthouse Travemuende
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Old Lighthouse Travemuende

5/5(1 review)

One of the oldest lighthouses on the German Baltic coast is a red-brick beauty containing a maritime history museum and a viewing platform with a panoramic outlook.

Salt Storage Warehouses
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Salt Storage Warehouses

5/5(2 reviews)

They look like an early collection of condominiums next to a river, but their purpose was far different. Learn about this site’s long and important commercial role.

Top things to do in Luebeck

Lübeck Private Walking Tour
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Lübeck Private Walking Tour

¥23,899
Per adult
GeoPark - stones and sea
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GeoPark - stones and sea

¥1,528
Per adult
Private Shore Excursion of Hanseatic Lubeck and Wismar
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Private Shore Excursion of Hanseatic Lubeck and Wismar

¥125,532
Per adult

Reviews of Luebeck

4.7

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Verified traveler

Aug 3, 2019

Beautiful city.

5/5 - Excellent

Doris

Jul 14, 2019

Definitely worth a visit. Didn't have enough time at this trip - will return to explore more.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 27, 2019

I have a great aunt who lives here, so i have been a few times. It is a wonderful city with deep history and great opportunities for walking through time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 15, 2019

Beautiful city to explore and enjoy. Lots of history and interesting landmarks.

Cities near Luebeck

Travemuende which includes a bay or harbor

Travemuende

Timmendorfer Strand

Timmendorfer Strand

Photo "Bad Schwartau" by Nightflyer (CC BY) / Cropped from original

Bad Schwartau