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COVID-19 update and restrictions

Dear ones!

We wish you a happy new year! The German authorities have decided to extend the period of the strict lockdown until 14th February 2021. We hope that these drastic measures will help to overcome the crisis and enable a good start into the new year. Travel has not been banned, but an appeal has been issued by the German authorities to refrain from non-essential trips until 14th February 2021. Hotels and guesthouses throughout Germany are not allowed to accept guests who wish to stay for private reasons. Business trips are still possible. The retail trade, with the exception of shops for daily needs are closed. Restaurants, cafés and bars will remain closed as well. This regulation applies until 14th February 2021. An extension is possible.

Contacts must be greatly reduced. Until 14th February 2021 a household may invite and meet up with only one person from another household, including children aged up to 14.

We’ve put together FAQ relating to the coronavirus and your stay in our city.

We will always keep you updated on the current situation in Lübeck until we can personally welcome you again. We hope to see you soon. Take care and stay healthy!

We kindly ask you to continue to be prudent and to act responsibly. Please follow the given rules by the public authorities: try to stay at least 1.5 metres away from anyone you do not live with, refrain from shaking hands as a greeting, wear a medical mask while grocery shopping and in public transport, wash your hands with soap and water frequently– do this for at least 20 seconds, use hand sanitizer gel if soap and water are not available, wash your hands as soon as you come home, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze, put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards. Here you will find an overview of all important information on infection protection.

If you are concerned that you might be infected, please stay calm and call the medical on-call service on +49 116 117. Here you will find contact persons at all time, who will inform you about the next steps. The Hanseatic City of Lübeck has set up an information hotline, which is available from Monday to Friday from 7 am to 7 pm as well as Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm via +49 451 122 2626. The hotline is an additional offer to get in touch, if you have any questions that are not answered on the official website www.luebeck.de/coronavirus.

We are here for you!

You can reach us by phone from Monday to Sunday from 8 am to 7 pm via +49 451 8899700 or by mail info@luebeck-tourismus.de. We are happy to answer your questions and are also available for bookings. From 1st February on there will be the following limited service hours: Monday - Friday 8 am – 6 pm, Saturday 8 am – 4 pm and Sunday 8 am – 2 pm.

Our tourist information, the shop and our café bar will be closed until 31st March 2021.



Can I spend my holiday in Lübeck?

Hotels will remain closed until 14th February 2021. Overnight stays in hotels and accommodation are only offered in exceptional cases and in the context of essential business trips. We will update you here as soon as we have news and will be able to welcome you again.

Can I travel to Lübeck as a day visitor?

All unnecessary travel and trips for tourism purposes should be avoided until 14th February 2021. For Travemünde there is a restriction for day visitors on Saturdays and Sundays (from 9 am to 7 pm).

Where do I have to wear a face covering?

Anyone wanting to enter a shop in Lübeck and use the bus, train or taxi must cover their mouth and nose with a medical mask which means at least a surgical mask or a higher quality FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask. Excluded from the regulation are children up to the age of six as well as drivers of buses, trains and taxis.

Please bear in mind to please put on your mask on, if the distance to your fellow human beings is less than 1.5 metres!

In addition, masks are mandatory in the following areas in Lübeck:

Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm:

The following streets in the Old Town of Lübeck: Mühlenbrücke from Mühlentorteller onwards, Mühlenstraße,  Sandstraße, Aegidienstraße between Klingenberg and Königstraße, Klingenberg, Kohlmarkt, Königstraße, upper part of Wahmstraße (in the direction of Königstraße), Hüxstraße, Schrangen, upper part of Dr. Julius-Leber-Straße (in the direction of Königstraße), Fleischhauerstraße up to the corner of Schlumacher Straße, Große Burgstraße including the bridge Burgtorbücke, Breite Straße including the pedestrian area and Pfaffenstraße, Jacobikirchhof, Koberg, Markt, Markttwiete, Weiter Krambuden, Holstenstraße, Holstenbrücke, Holstentorplatz, the bridge Puppenbrücke, Lindenplatz, Mengstraße from Breite Straße to Fünfhausen, Beckergrube between Breite Straße and Fünfhausen.

The previous obligation to wear masks in the area of the shopping centres CITTI-Park and the LUV-Centre as well as at the Kaufhof is effective until 14th February 2021. In addition, the obligation to wear a mask applies to all other shopping centres as well as in covered roofed areas of shopping centres, in the respective parking areas and at weekly markets (in Lübeck e.g. in hardware stores at the Lohmühle, Hochschulstadtteil (Campus University area), Wirth Center).

In the areas of the shopping centers: LUV-Center including Sconto and Hornbach, the parks and paths accessible via the Dänischburger Landstraße and Bochstraße, CITTI-Center,  Poco, the parks and paths accessible via the street Herrenholz, Kaufhof and the main shopping area Schlutuper Straße (from Marlistraße to Marli-Ring), Kantstraße (from Goebenstraße to Schlutuper Straße), Marlistraße (from Schlutuper Straße to Rübenkoppel) 

Monday to Saturday from 6 am to 7 pm: At the train station (including its plaza, Central Bus Station (ZOB), Gustav-Radbruch-Platz, bus stops Lübeck-Flughafen, Hochschulstadtteil, St. Jürgen, Dänischburg, Kücknitz and Skandienavienkai.

Do busses run on a regular basis?

The public transport in Lübeck and Travemünde offers a regular service. Medical masks are mandatory in buses and public transport. The mask must be at least a surgical mask or a higher quality FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask. Please keep in mind: Buy the ticket at the ticket counters if possible. The service centres are open. Tickets can also be bought in the buses.

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Where can I park my car in Lübeck?

An overview of the freely available parking spaces can be found at www.parken-luebeck.de


Are the VOI and Lime-E-Scooters available?

Yes, the e-scooters are available without any restrictions. Plese, make sure you wear gloves to protect yourself and wash your hands before and after riding for safety. Also keep your distance.


Are restaurants and cafés open?

Restaurants, cafés and bars will remain closed until 14th February 2021. Many of them offer take-away services. Appointments for the pick-up of your orders must be made in advance. The consumption of alcoholic drinks in public spaces is prohibited.


Are the museums open?

Unfortunately, you can only experience art and culture digitally until 14th February 2021. Museums, tourist attractions, cinemas and clubs will remain closed until that date.


Do church services take place?

Although some churches remain open, many church services will not take place until 14th February 2021. St. Peter’s church and the viewing platform are also closed until further notice.

Are there currently any events taking place in Lübeck?

Theatres and cinemas are closed until 14th February 2021.


Events in Lübeck
Are there any performances taking place at the Lübeck theatre?

All theatres in Lübeck will remain closed until 28th February 2021. The ticket office remains closed until 14th February. Meanwhile vouchers can be ordered via mail: kasse@theaterluebeck.de.

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Do guided city tours take place?

Guided public tours are cancelled until further notice.

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Can I book a guided tour of the Town Hall?

Guided tours of the town hall do not take place at the moment.


Do harbour and canal tours take place in Lübeck?

The tours are cancelled until further notice. We'll keep you updated here.


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Are there any tours of the MS Hanse?

The MS Hanse service between Lübeck and Travemünde as well as the "charming hour" (Travemünde cruise) are cancelled until further notice.

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Are shops in Lübeck open?

The shops, with the exception of shops for daily needs, are closed. A sale via Click & Collect services are possible for the closed shops. Open shops may only be entered by one person from a household. Please keep in mind, that it’s compulsory to wear a mask. A medical mask is required – which means that you must wear at least a surgical mask or a higher quality FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask. Please avoid any unnecessary contact and go shopping on your own if possible.

Can boats be rented at Boat Now?

The e-boats are not available in the winter season. The service is scheduled to start on Easter 2021.www.boat-now.de


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Are the playgrounds open?

Playgrounds can be visited. Please pay attention to the hygiene regulations at the playgrounds. It is mandatory to wear a mask and keep the distance of 1.5 metres from other visitors. The play equipment must be used one after the other and gathering of people must be avoided. People with increased body temperature or cold symptoms are not allowed to enter the playgrounds. The public sportsgrounds are closed until 14th February 2021.

Do the weekly markets take place?

The weekly markets in Lübeck continue to take place as usual. A mask must be worn in any case and please pay attention to the required distance. Please keep in mind to avoid any unnecessary contact and go shopping on your own if possible.

Are the swimming pools of Lübeck open?

The central swimming pool at Schmiedestraße, the pools in St. Lorenz and Kücknitz are closed until 14th February 2021.

Are the public toilets open?

The public toilets are open and freely available.


+++ Updated 20th January 2021 +++

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