The Hanseatic city of Lübeck stands for narrow alleyways, traditional houses, the seven spires, UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Holsten Gate, tasty marzipan and much more besides. Set off on the trail of Lübeck’s Nobel Prize winners, Günter Grass, Thomas Mann and Willy Brandt, and explore the “Queen of the Hanseatic League”!
Lübeck’s waterways can be explored on your own with a view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The boats can be used without a licence from the age of 18 with a maximum of 6 people.
Every year, sailing champions sail for ten days in the relaxed Baltic sea resort of Travemünde to compete on the waves in the strong winds of the Baltic Sea. The sailing is accompanied by lively festivities ashore.
Rent a canoe and actively explore Lübeck from the water. Enjoy the panoramic view of the old town from the Trave, or take a detour into the unspoilt nature on the Wakenitz.
The popular beach club awaits you on the “Wallhalbinsel”. With your feet in the sand, you have the water, Lübeck’s church towers and the historic ships and beautiful old cranes directly in view.
Lübeck’s natural open-air swimming pools attract visitors to the outdoors against the backdrop of the historic old town: The “Krähenteich” old town pool, the “Falkenwiese” natural pool and the “Marli” natural baths.
All year round
Located directly at the “Drehbrücke” bridge with a view of the masts jutting out from the traditional sailing ships in the museum harbour, “Fangfrisch” offers products from the region, delicious wines, fish dishes and fish sandwiches.
Narrow alleyways and historic houses, salty air and proud sailing ships, marzipan and maritime flair – that is Lübeck!
Immerse yourself in the winding streets of the Old Town, nestled within this UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore hidden passages and courtyards. Holsten Gate is the emblem of the city and an absolute must for your holiday snaps. A true marzipan paradise awaits you at Café Niederegger. Would you like to trace the footsteps of Thomas Mann, Günter Grass and Willy Brandt? Then visit the exhibitions on the life and work of these three Lübeck Nobel Prize winners. In the European Hansemuseum, you can immerse yourself in the world and life at the time of the Hanseatic League. In the run-up to Christmas, take an enchanting stroll through the Christmas markets in Lübeck. Just a stone’s throw away from the old town island lies the seaside resort of Travemünde, a place of inviting beach walks and sailing fun. Here you can do a spot of ‘ship watching’ and enjoy the day with a fresh Baltic Sea breeze in your hair.
Be it on the seashores or in the midst of lush lake landscapes; be it on the Kiel Canal, along winding canals or clear rivers: Schleswig-Holstein holiday happiness is reflected in the water’s surface in the most beautiful colours, no matter the season. While spring sees cities blossom in all their splendour, the bathing season will spoil you with a fresh summer breeze. Autumn strengthens life and country with a distinct tailwind, while winter makes the “kluntje” – the region’s famous sugar candy – clink in your tea cup. And so, every season in Germany’s true north has its own special charm.
Along with the Brandenburg Gate, Cologne Cathedral and Munich’s Liebfrauen Church, the Holsten Gate is one of Germany’s best-known monuments in the world. The gate was built between 1464 and 1478. There has been a museum inside the Holsten Gate since 1950, and the current exhibition traces the history of the town as the centre of northern European trading routes.