Discover the sights starting from the H+ Hotel Lübeck
Go for a walk all around the city and discover the majestic Lübeck Cathedral, a fascinating brick cathedral whose two soaring towers can be seen from far away. The Kolosseum concert hall and the Holstentor [Holsten Gate] border the historic old town and are key landmarks in this metropolis in Schleswig-Holstein.
The Holsten Gate with its two round towers is probably Lübeck’s most famous landmark. Built in 1478 and originally part of the medieval fortifications, it now houses the city museum with interesting displays on the history of the Hanseatic city.
Just outside the city you can enjoy the traditional charm of the old fishing village of Gothmund. It is peppered with picturesque thatched cottages and there is a hidden harbour in the reeds. From our H+ Hotel Lübeck you can easily reach the idyllic holiday resorts along the Baltic Coast such as Timmendorf Beach and Travemünde. Other destinations for eventful day trips include the state capital of Kiel, the Baltic Sea coastal resort of Laboe with its naval memorial and the port metropolis of Wismar and Stralsund in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
If you are on holiday by the Baltic Sea, and you would like a soothing massage, a relaxing trip to the sauna, or some time in a sub-tropical bathing area, then we highly recommend that you visit the Ostsee Therme wellness centre.
Families with children can have a day full of thrills at Hansa Park, which is located 28km away. Soar to dizzying heights on roller coasters or plummet to the depths and get drenched on the water ride. Younger guests can enjoy Dr. Livingstone’s Safari Flight, travel on the Indian River or ride on the Pony Post, all without their parents.
Spend a day in one of Lübeck’s many museums. With the help of chronological illustrations, the Willy Brandt House in Lübeck informs visitors about the politician’s eventful life. Interesting tours are also offered and entry is free. The Museum of Theatre Puppets also has exhibitions featuring amusing puppets, colourfully painted hurdy-gurdys and wooden dolls.
Places of interest near the H+ Hotel Lübeck
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.» Continue to Location & surroundings
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 brothers’ lives.
... a sweet treasure
Although marzipan 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
17 traditional 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.» Continue to Location & surroundings