Goodto have you back

Dear ones,

We are happy to welcome you to Lübeck. Even if some minor restrictions remain in place: we are simply happy that your holiday in Schleswig-Holstein is possible under the keywords vaccinated, recovered and tested – the so-called 3G rule. From 20th September you do not have to keep a distance of 1.5 metres to others at all times, it is simply recommended. A contact tracking indoors is not required in most places. Still, there are some rules which we would like to inform you about. See you soon in Lübeck!

The current contact rules: Groups of 25 people can meet in private and in public. Children up to the age of 14 as well as persons, who have recovered or are fully vaccinated are not counted. From 20th September an unlimited number of fully vaccinated and recovered persons can meet in private and in public. For people who are not fully vaccinated the maximum number of persons (14 yrs. and older), who are allowed to meet indoors, remains 25.

Currently the so-called 3G rule will applies in Lübeck. This means that only fully vaccinated, recovered and tested persons are allowed to be in certain indoor areas, e.g. indoor dining, indoor events and accommodation establishments. A negative rapid antigen test (not older than 24 hours) or a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours) can be presented as a proof. For vaccinated and recovered persons there is no obligation to undergo testing. Children under the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are also exempted. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours.

Please check with the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) prior to your trip to find out what regulations apply specifically with regard to the country from which you plan to enter Germany.

Our easy guide

Use testing offers

Wash your hands frequently

Keep a distance of 1.5 meters

Practice empathy

Cough and sneeze into your elbow

Observe local instructions, e.g. wearing a mask in certain places

Apply provided hand sanitizers

Download and use the luca app

What would we do without all your questions?

Especially during these times, we are happy to help you. Our team will gladly give you information about opened restaurants or cafés, a tip for a quiet getaway or if you want to know where you have to wear a mask.

Tourist Information at Holsten Gate

The Tourist Information and the Cafébar are open.

Mo.-Fr. 9.30 am-6 pm
Sa. 10 am-4 pm
Su. 10 am-3 pm
info@luebeck-tourismus.de

We are available by phone via +49 451 8899700.

For general questions about Covid-19

The info-phone of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck is available Monday – Friday 8 am – 7 pm via +49 451 1222626.
As an alternative, mail to corona@luebeck.de or get information here: luebeck.de/coronavirus (in German)

For medical advice in the context of Covid-19

The medical on-call service is available daily 24/7 by phone via +49 451 116117 and will help you out with information concerning health issues connected to the Covid-19 virus.

 

Testing sites in Lübeck and surroundings

At the bottom of this page we have put together a list of all sites in the Old Town of Lübeck. There are more offers available in other city districts and in the surrounding area.

FAQs

Can I spend my holiday in Lübeck?

Yes, hotels, pensions, holiday apartments and campsites are allowed to accommodate guests who are travelling for private reasons. The 3G rule applies here, which means fully vaccinated, recovered or tested. Each overnight guest must present a negative test on arrival (not older than 48 hours PCR test / rapid test). The presentation of a negative test is additionally required two times per week during your stay. From 20th September additional tests after arrival will not be required. Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are exempted. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours.

Alternatively, as an overnight guest, you can provide evidence that you have recovered (for at least 28 days and maximum 6 months ago) or have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days ago. For further information on the proof of recovery / Tested / Vaccinated click here. From 26th July a retesting after arrival is not required. Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours.

https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/EN/Home/home_node.html;jsessionid=7A95B6E03A356777105DF89DA0179D7D.delivery2-master

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How do I prove my vaccination/recovery status?

Proof of vaccination status is provided by presenting your vaccination card or certificate. You can either carry your vaccination card or your vaccination certificate with you and show it if you want to use a tourist offer that requires such proof. Alternatively, you can use the electronic vaccination certificate, e.g. via the Corona warn app or the luca app.

A person who has been infected with SARS-CoV-2 for at least 28 days and maximum 6 months ago is considered to have recovered. Evidence of recovery status is provided by a positive PCR test result with a date that is at least 28 days old and is not older than 6 months.
Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours.

What are the regulations for campsites and camper pitches?

You are welcome to camp in Lübeck, booking in advance is required. The demand is high! The 3G rule applies here, which means fully vaccinated, recovered or tested. Here, too, the rules apply: Proof of vaccination or a negative test on arrival must be presented (must not be older than 48 hours for the antigen rapid test / PCR test). The presentation of a negative test is additionally required two times per week during your stay. From 20th September additional tests after arrival will not be necessary. Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are exempted. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours. Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours. Sanitary facilities are available.

Please note, that for the camper pitches in the public space in Lübeck the maximum stay is 24 hours. A reservation in advance is not possible. The Regulatory Office monitors this intensively. Please check: www.parken-luebeck.de/wohnmobilstellplaetze/

 

Can I travel to Lübeck as a day visitor?

Yes, you are very welcome! Please, make sure not to visit “hotspots” with too many people, wear your mask wherever it might be still required and follow the rules. There is no compulsory testing for day visitors for public areas. There’s no mandatory testing outdoor seating. Currently, the so-called 3G rule applies in Lübeck. This means that only fully vaccinated, recovered and tested persons are allowed to be in certain indoor areas, e.g. indoor dining, indoor events and accommodation establishments. Children under the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are exempted. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours. Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours.

What about the luca app?

Right now, contact tracking in outdoor areas is not required in Schleswig-Holstein anymore and from 20th September collecting contact data for indoor areas will be abolished. However, you can always use the luca App to make contact tracking easier in case of an infection.

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Where do I have to wear a face covering?

A mask is required in all buildings where the 3G rule cannot be observed. This also includes all means of public transport, public buildings, shops and supermarkets. Here you have to wear a surgical mask or a higher quality FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask. Excluded from the regulation are children under the age of seven as well as drivers of buses, trains and taxis.

Are restaurants and cafés open?

Restaurants and cafés are open. We recommend reserving a table, but walk-in guests are also welcome.

In restaurants and cafés, the so-called 3G rule applies in Lübeck. This means that only fully vaccinated, recovered and tested persons are allowed to be in certain indoor areas, e.g. indoor dining, indoor events and accommodation establishments. A negative rapid antigen test (not older than 24 hours) or a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours) can be presented as a proof. For vaccinated and recovered persons there is no obligation to undergo testing. Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are also exempted. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours. Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours.

There is still a requirement indoors for contact tracking (for example, using the luca app), adherence to the given rules, and wearing mouth-nose coverings (outside of your own table). From 20th September contact tracking is not necessary anymore for indoors areas, as well as wearing a face covering where the 3G rule can be observed, keeping a distance of 1.5 metres is still recommended. Of course, if you feel safer with a mask you are very welcome to wear it.

In outdoor dining areas, the 3G rule does not apply, i.e. you are allowed to be outdoor without the corresponding proof. In addition, wearing a mask and collecting contact data will no longer be required in outdoor areas.

Are the museums open?

The museums of Lübeck are open. Here too, the so-called 3G rule applies. This means that only fully vaccinated, recovered and tested persons will be granted access to the museums. A negative rapid antigen test (not older than 24 hours) or a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours) can be presented as a proof. For vaccinated and recovered persons there is no obligation to undergo testing. Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours. Children under the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are also exempted. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours.

You do not have to book a time slot in advance. Please find more info here: www.die-luebecker-museen.de

The European Hansemuseum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets can only be booked online with a time slot at hansemuseum-eu.ticketfritz.de. Here too, the so-called 3G rule applies. This means that only fully vaccinated, recovered and tested persons will be granted access to the European Hansemuseum. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours. Children under the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are exempted.

Digital offers at www.hansemuseum.eu

Do church services take place?

The Old Town churches invite you for a visit or for worshipping. In the churches there is an exception to the 3G rule. There’s no need to proof that you are vaccinated, have recovered or are tested negatively. A surgical mask or FFP2 mask must be worn when singing together indoors or when the distance of 1.5 metres to people other than family members or of the same household cannot be kept. This rule does not apply when only fully vaccinated, recovered or tested people take part. Children under the age of seven and minor pupils, who are regularly tested at school are included. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours.

The viewing platform of St Peter’s church is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm. The number of guests on the viewing platform is limited, so please be patient in case there are crowds.

Are there currently any events taking place in Lübeck?

Concerts, theatre and cinema shows take place again with few restrictions in place. Here too, the so-called 3G rule applies. This means that only fully vaccinated, recovered and tested persons will be granted access to indoor events. A negative rapid antigen test (not older than 24 hours) or a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours) can be presented as a proof. For vaccinated and recovered persons there is no obligation to undergo testing. Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours.

Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are also exempted. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours.

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

Tickets for the season 2021/2022 can be purchased at the box office and online at www.theaterluebeck.de

Here too, the so-called 3G rule applies. This means that only fully vaccinated, recovered and tested persons will be granted access to the theater and concert events. A negative rapid antigen test (not older than 24 hours) or a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours) can be presented as a proof. For vaccinated and recovered persons there is no obligation to undergo testing. Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours. Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are also exempted. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours.

 

 

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Do guided city tours take place?

Yes, you can participate in a public guided tour in German, meeting point: Tourist Information Tours start at 11 am and 2 pm. Duration: approx. 2 hours, price per person: €12. The number of participants is limited to 20 people, contact tracking is optional (e. g. with the luca app). From 20th September it is not obligated anymore. Please respect the recommended distance rule and wear a mask where the distance cannot be kept. You don’t have to present a negative test result. Guided tours in English can be booked for individual groups. We will keep you updated here:

https://www.visit-luebeck.com/old-town/experience-luebeck/guided-tours

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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?

Yes, you are very welcome to join a harbour and canal cruise. To go aboard, you are not required to present a negative test, as long as you are only going to use the outdoor area. In outdoor areas on board, the mask requirement has been lifted. In indoor areas on board, the so-called 3G rule applies. This means that only fully vaccinated, recovered and tested persons will be granted access. Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours.In enclosed areas, the requirement to wear a mouth-nose-covering does still apply, for example whenever you move around in the salon/restaurant or are on the way to the restroom. From 20th September it is not mandatory anymore.

https://www.visit-luebeck.com/water/on-the-water/harbour-and-canal-tours

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Are there any tours of the MS Hanse?

You are welcome to take a tour between Lübeck and Travemünde with the MS HANSE until the winter break starts on 17th October 2021. In indoor areas on board, for example in the salon/restaurant, the so-called 3G rule applies. This means that only fully vaccinated, recovered and tested persons will be granted access below deck. A negative rapid antigen test (not older than 24 hours) or a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours) can be presented as a proof. For vaccinated and recovered persons there is no obligation to undergo testing. Please note: If you are 16 or older you must present your photo ID to prove that the negative test certificate is yours. Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are also exempted. From 4th to 17th October 2021 due to the fall holidays pupils will have to present a negative test not older than 72 hours.

You have to wear a mouth-nose-covering, whenever you move around in the salon/restaurant or are on the way to the restroom. From 20th September this is not mandatory anymore. Guessts using the outdoor areas onboard do not need to present a 3G proof. Keeping a distance of 1.5 metres and carrying a face covering for the possibility of using the restroom or a walk through the salon is recommended. Please pay attention to current hygiene rules onboard.

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Can boats be rented at Boat Now?

The e-boats are available for the popular trips on the Trave and the canal around Lübeck's Old Town. There are no restrictions. 6 people from 6 households can share a boat.

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Are shops in Lübeck open?

Retail shops in Lübeck are open. A medical mask - a surgical mask or a FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask - is required in all shops. Please avoid any unnecessary contacts.

Are the swimming pools of Lübeck open?

The indoor pools Zentralbad, Sportbad St. Lorenz and Schwimmbad Kücknitz are open, please note the 3G rule. Also, the outdoor pools in Schlutup and Moisling as well as Krähenteich pool are open. The same applies to the natural pools Falkenwiese, Marli and Kleiner See (Eichholz) – open from May to September.

Will Corona testing continue to be free of charge?

The Federal Government’s offer of cost-free testing for German citizens will end 11th October 2021. However, for individuals who cannot be vaccinated, the offer for cost free rapid antigen testing will remain in place.

+++ Updated 23rd August 2021 +++

The website of the government of Schleswig-Holstein is available for further information. Please note, that no responsibility can be taken for the correctness of all information.

Testing sites in the Old Town

Kohlmarkt Pharmacy

Kohlmarkt 3 23552 Lübeck
Phone: +49 451 74414
Mail: service@kohlmarkt-apotheke.de
Appointment nessecary: yes
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8 am – 5.30 pm

Test station at the Holstentorplatz

Operator: cbaMED Lifecare
Holstentorplatz 1 23552 Lübeck
Phone: +49 451 20 97 5602
Online: cbamed.de/coronatest/
Mail: info@cbamed.de
Appointment necessary: desired, not required 
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat + Sun 10 am - 8 pm

Testing site next to the Radisson Blu Senator Hotel, DRK Lübeck

Willy-Brandt-Allee 6 23554 Lübeck
Online: https://www.drk-luebeck.de/corona
Mail: testzentrum@drk-luebeck.de
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 2 to 5.45 pm I closed on Wednesday and Thursday

Panda pharmacy testing site on Koberg

Koberg 15  23552 Lübeck
Phone: 045179077648
Mail: panda2478@gmx.de
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8 am to 6 pm  I Sat - Sun 9 am to 6 pm

Testing site Coronazentrum Zentralbad

Schmiedestraße 5 – 7, 23552 Lübeck
Online: https://coronazentrum-zentralbad.de
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 8 am – 8 pm

Testing sites in other city districts of Lübeck

Testing site Moislinger Allee

Operator: cbaMED Lifecare
Moislinger Allee 43 23558 Lübeck (about 15 min walking distance from the Holsten Gate)
Online: www.coronatest-luebeck.de
Mail: teststation@coronatest-luebeck.de
Appointment necessary: desired, not required
Barrier-free: no
Opening hours: Mon + Thur 8 am to 2 pm

Testing site Von-Morgen-Straße

Operator: Deutsches Rotes Kreuz
Von-Morgen-Straße 3 23562 Lübeck (about 20 min walking distance from the parking lot at Kanalstraße)
Online: www.drk-luebeck.de/aktuelles/spalte-1/aktuelles/corona-meldungen.html
Mail: testzentrum@drk-luebeck.de
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: no
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 2 to 5.45 pm

Testing site Josephinenstraße

Operator: Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V.
Josephinenstraße 27 23554 Lübeck (about 20 min walking distance from Gustav-Radbruch-Platz)
Online: www.malteser-luebeck.de
Appointment necessary: yes
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Sat 9 am to 5 pm I Sun 9 am – 5 pm

Testing site protect first GmbH

Berliner Straße 4 – 6, 23560 Lübeck
Phone: +49 (0) 5472 9791755
Online: www.protect-first.de
Mail: r.zurek@protect-first.de
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Fri 8 am to 6 pm

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