A trip through history
Our H4 Hotel Lübeck City
Centre is located between the picture-postcard historic old
town and the main train station. You can easily reach the most
important sights on foot.
From the local train stations there are regular links to the international ferry port in the bathing resort of Travemünde.
The modern and the traditional
Stay overnight and discover what’s on offer
Breathe in the
historical atmosphere of the listed Handelshof building constructed
in the year 1924. In 2009, the Handelshof was converted into our
hotel. Today, you can choose between 96 modern, furnished and
air-conditioned rooms with flat screen TVs and free W-LAN.
History and culture
A city of Nobel prize winners
With Thomas Mann
(Literature, 1929), Willi Brandt (Peace, 1971) and Günter Grass
(Literature, 1999), three famous Nobel prize winners made their home
in Lübeck. Look for traces of the great thinkers and poets in our
beautiful Hanseatic city.
As a rich trading city, Lübeck was surrounded by thick walls. Access to the city was only possible through a gate. The Holstentor [Holsten Gate], formerly the Holstein-Tor, one of the four original gate constructions, still stands today on the west side of the historic old town, and has become a distinctive landmark in Lübeck.
Born in 1875, the
Nobel literature laureate lived in Lübeck until 1896. In Mengstraße
4, now called the Buddenbrooks House, he spent a “treasured and
happy” childhood. Since 1991, a Heinrich and Thomas Man Centre has
been located here. Different exhibitions provide information on the
... a sweet treasure
was only sold by chemists as a medicine at the beginning of the 18th
century, it later became a part of confectioners’ displays due to
the increase in sugar production. One of these confectioners was and
still is the Niederegger company, which became world famous due to
its Lübeck Marzipan. The Niederegger Cafe in Breite Straße is now a
must for admirers of this sweet treasure.
Sheet ropes and masts
sailing vessels and historical watercrafts are anchored in the Port
Museum on the edge of the historic old town along the waterfront of
the Wenditzufer street. Here, fans can still experience something of
the atmosphere which has long encompassed the sailing profession and
shaped the fate of the Hanseatic city.
Lübeck Town Hall
Since construction work began on the town hall in the Hanseatic city in 1230, the building has continually been added to so that different building styles now make up an artistic whole. Even though the fate of the city is still being controlled from here today, the building can be viewed during guided tours. The Entrance Hall, the Audience Chamber and the Neo-Gothic Citizens’ Hall are well worth seeing.