Goodto have you back

We are happy to welcome you to Lübeck. Even if some minor restrictions are in place: we are simply happy that, your holiday in Schleswig-Holstein is possible under the keywords vaccinated or recovered – the so-called 2G rule. At present, there are some rules which we would like to inform you about. See you soon in Lübeck!

The current contact rules for Schleswig-Holstein: An unlimited number of fully vaccinated or 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 10.

Currently the so-called 2G rule applies to restaurants and other catering facilities as well as to accommodation establishments and public facilities of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, such as theatres, museums and the library. This means that only fully vaccinated and recovered persons are allowed to be in certain indoor areas.

Children under the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result in order to be granted access where the 2G rule applies. The 3G rule (fully vaccinated, recovered or tested) applies for work related events in closed rooms such as conferences and seminars.  

Vaccinated or recovered persons (16 years and older) are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID, in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer.

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-5 pm
Sa. 10 am-3 pm
Su. closed
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 2G rule applies here, which means fully vaccinated (at least 14 or 28 days ago) or recovered (for at least 28 days and maximum 6 months ago). The 3G rule (fully vaccinated, recovered or tested) applies when travelling for business reasons. Each overnight guest, who travels for business reasons and cannot show proof of vaccination or recovery, must present a negative test on arrival (not older than 48 hours PCR test / rapid test). Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result in order to be granted access where the 2G rule applies. Please note: You are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID (persons who are 16 years or older), in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer.

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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 are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID, in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer.

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 2G rule applies here, which means fully vaccinated (at least 14 or 28 days ago) or recovered (for at least 28 days and maximum 6 months ago). Business travelers who cannot show proof of vaccination or recovery, must present a negative test on arrival (not older than 48 hours PCR test / rapid test). Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result in order to be granted access where the 2G rule applies. Please note: You are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID (persons who are 16 years or older), in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer. 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, follow the common hygiene rules and wear your mask wherever you are legally required to do so in the city centre during the pre-Christmas period. Currently, the so-called 2G rule applies to indoor areas in Lübeck. This means that only fully vaccinated or recovered persons are granted access to indoor dining areas, indoor events and accommodation establishments. The 2G rule – only fully vaccinated or recovered – also applies to public facilities of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, such as theatres, museums and the library. Furthermore, the 2G rule also applies to indoor and outdoor Christmas markets and you are required to wear a mask when visiting these markets. Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school, are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result in order to be granted access where the 2G rule applies. Please note: You are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID (persons who are 16 years or older), in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer.

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?

You are required to wear a mask in crowded streets and squares in the city centre of Lübeck as well as on indoor and outdoor Christmas markets (2G rule applies, too) during the pre-Christmas period. Here you have to wear a surgical mask or a higher quality FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask. You may take off your mask while drinking, eating or smoking if you remain on the spot and not walk around. Wearing your mask is mandatory on working days from 10 am until 9 pm.

The obligation to wear a mask applies to the following streets, squares and places: Lübeck central station and station square, central bus station, Lindenplatz, Puppenbrücke (dolls bridge), Holstentorplatz, Holstentorbrücke (Holsten Gate bridge) and Holstenstraße, Kohlmarkt, Sandstraße, Klingenberg, Mühlenstraße and Mühlenbrücke starting at the roundabout Mühlentorteller, Aegidienstraße between Klingenberg and Königstraße, Wahmstraße between Kohlmarkt and Königstraße, Königstraße, Schrangen, Hüxstraße, Fleischhauerstraße between Breite Straße and Schlumacher Straße, Breite Straße including the pedestrian area, on the market square, Markttwiete, Weiter Krambuden, Marienkirchhof, Beckergrube between Breite Straße and Fünfhausen, Pfaffenstraße, Koberg, Große Burgstraße between Koberg and Burgtor (Castle Gate) as well as in the outdoor area of the European Hansemuseums between Marstallweg and Kleine Burgstraße. In addition to the 2G rule, you are also required to wear a mask on indoor and outdoor Christmas markets.

A mask is required in all buildings where the 2G rule cannot be observed. This includes shops and supermarkets. It is also required to a wear a mask at bus and other public transport stops. In addition to wearing a mask on local public transports, the 3G rule (fully vaccinated, recovered or tested) also applies from 24th November 2021 onwards. Children under the age of seven and persons, who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons (please carry a doctor’s certificate) are excluded from the obligation to wear a mask. Eating, drinking and smoking are also considered as an exception and you may take off your mask while doing so, only when you stand or sit.

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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 2G rule applies in Lübeck. This means that only fully vaccinated or recovered persons are granted access to indoor dining areas. Please note: You are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID (persons who are 16 years or older), in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer. Children up to the age of 7 and pupils, who are regularly tested at school (please bring your certificate), are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result in order to be granted access where the 2G rule applies. Please keep following the common hygiene rules.

Are the museums open?

The museums of Lübeck are open. Here the so-called 2G rule applies. This means that only fully vaccinated or recovered persons will be granted access to the museums. Please note: If you are 16 or older you are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID, in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer. Children under the age of 7 and minor pupils, who are regularly tested at school (please bring your certificate), are exempted from the 2G rule. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result.

Please find more info here: www.die-luebecker-museen.de 

The European Hansemuseum also opted for the so-called 2G rule. This means that only fully vaccinated, or recovered persons will be granted access to the European Hansemuseum. Additionally, you are required to wear a mask in the museum (surgical mask). Tickets are only available with timeslots and can be bought online on https://hansemuseum-eu.ticketfritz.de/en/.

Please note: If you are 16 or older you are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID, in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer. Children under the age of 7 and minor pupils, who are regularly tested at school (please bring your certificate), are exempted from the 2G rule. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result. You are obliged to wear a medical face mask.

Digital offers at www.hansemuseum.eu

What rules do apply for church services?

The Old Town churches invite you for a visit or for worshipping. There’s no need to proof that you are vaccinated, have recovered or are tested negatively when visiting a church service or services from other religious communities. However, only half of the available seats may be occupied and seats next to, in front of or behind someone may not be used by other persons (except if they are closely related). A surgical mask or FFP2 mask must be worn when participants are not seated. If it is not possible to keep a distance of 1.5 metres to other persons who are not close relatives or belong to the same household, it is mandatory to wear a mask during singing in closed rooms. 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.

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. Common hygiene rules and the 2G rule (fully vaccinated or recovered) apply to the interior of the church and the viewing platform.

Are there currently any events taking place in Lübeck?

Concerts, theatre and cinema shows take place, and the so-called 2G rule applies. This means that only fully vaccinated or recovered persons will be granted access to indoor events. Please note: If you are 16 or older you are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID, in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer.

Children up to the age of 7 and minor pupils, who are regularly tested at school (please bring your certificate), are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result.

Events in Lübeck
Is the Christmas Market in Lübeck taking place?

The traditional Christmas market on the market square around the Town Hall, the Maritime Christmas market on the Koberg, the Fairytale Forest and the Historical Christmas market next to St. Mary’s Church as well as the starlit forest at Schrangen take place and opted for the 2G rule (fully vaccinated or recovered). You are also required to wear a mask if you are 7 years or older. The legal obligation to wear a mask also applies to the Christmas market in the pedestrian area on Breite Straße. Please also follow the common hygiene rules.

The 2G rule (fully vaccinated or recovered) also applies to the indoor crafts markets in the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, in St. Peter’s Church, in Hoghehus and in the historic maritime ”Hafenschuppen 6“. You are also required to wear a mask here. The number of guests allowed inside these locations will be restricted this year.

The Christmas Wonderland at the European Hansemuseum invites families with children to a wonderful Christmas experience with its Christmas stage, a small market with regional specialities and a brand-new playing area inside the glass dome. The Christmas Wonderland also opted for the 2G rule. This applies to the area next to the stage and inside the glass dome. You are required to wear a mask on the whole market.

Children up to the age of 7 and minor pupils, who are regularly tested at school (please bring your certificate), are exempted from the 2G rule that applies to the Christmas markets. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result.

Please note for your visit: The best time for a stroll around the market is Monday to Thursday, as the weekends are usually crowded. This way everyone can enjoy a carefree pre-Christmas time in our Hanseatic city.

The hygiene concept of the event will always be adapted to the respective official regulations in order to make sure that we can together enjoy a carefree atmosphere. In case that the restrictions will be tighter, it might happen that the Christmas market will have to be closed, because our well-being, safety and health are of course paramount.

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Are there any performances taking place at the Lübeck theatre?

The so-called 2G rule applies to the Theater Lübeck (theatre). This means that only fully vaccinated, or recovered persons will be granted access to the theatre and concert events. Tickets for the season 2021/2022 can be purchased at the box office and online at www.theaterluebeck.de

Please note: If you are 16 or older you are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID, in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer. Children up to the age of 7 and minor pupils, who are regularly tested at school (please bring your certificate), are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result.

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Do guided city tours take place?

Yes, you can participate in a public guided tour in German if you can provide a proof of vaccination or recovery (2G rule applies). Children up to the age of 7 and minor pupils, who are regularly tested at school (please bring your certificate), are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result in order to take part in the tour. You may register voluntarily with the Corona Warn App of the Robert Koch Institute and the QR code given for the tour. The obligation to wear a mask also applies to guided tours in the city centre.  

Meeting point: Tourist Information. In November, tours start daily at 11 am, in December daily at 11 am and Thursday – Saturday also at 2 pm). Duration: approx. 2 hours, price per person: €12. The number of participants is limited to 25 people. Please follow the common hygiene rules. 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?

Harbour and canal cruise operate. In indoor areas on board, the so-called 2G rule applies. This means that only fully vaccinated or recovered persons will be granted access. Children up to the age of 7 and minor pupils, who are regularly tested at school (please bring your certificate), are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result in order to be granted access where the 2G rule applies. Please note: If you are 16 or older you are obliged to show proof of identity with a photo ID, in order to review that the proof is made out to the bearer.

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?

The MS Hanse is not offering any tours departing from Lübeck in fall/winter 2021/2022.

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Can boats be rented at Boat Now?

The e-boats are on their winterbreak until April 2022. Vouchers are still available.

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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 2G rule – fully vaccinated or recovered. Children up to the age of 7 and minor pupils, who are regularly tested at school (please bring your certificate), are exempted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons need to provide a doctor’s certificate and a negative rapid antigen test result.

The outdoor pools in Schlutup and Moisling as well as Krähenteich pool are on their winterbreak until May 2022.

Are corona tests free of charge?

You can get tested free of charge again (only rapid antigen test) once a week in Schleswig Holstein.

+++ Updated 22nd November 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 necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8 am – 5.30 pm

Testing site at HNO-Zentrum

Mühlenstraße 34-48 23552 Lübeck
Online: www.hno-zentrum-luebeck.de
Mail: info@hno-zentrum-luebeck.de
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: no
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 7.15 am -6 pm, Sat 9 am-1 pm

Testing Site Holstenstraße

Holstenstraße 30
23552 Lübeck
Mail: coronatestzentrum-luebeck@freenet.de
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-7 pm, Sat+Sun 10 am-7 pm

Testing site Königstraße

Königstraße 41
23552 Lübeck
Openig hours: Mon-Sun 8 am - 6 pm
barrier-free: No
Appointment necessary: No

Testing site 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 9 am - 7 pm, Sat + Sun 10 am - 8 pm

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

Pharmacy Ziegelstraße

Ziegelstr. 9 23556 Lübeck
Phone: +49 (0) 45148663488
Mail: apothekeziegelstrasse22@web.de
Appointment necessary:: yes
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30 am-6 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm

Johanniter Testing Site CITTI-Park Lübeck

Herrenholz 14
23556 Lübeck
Internet: https://www.johanniter.de/testen-citti-park
Mail: shso@johanniter.de
Appointment necessary:: yes
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm

GMP Testing Site Famila Schwartau

Schwartauer Landstraße 4
23554 Lübeck
Internet: https://www.gmp-testzentrum.de
E-Mail: info@gmedp.de
Appointment necessary:: no
Barrier-free: no
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9 am-6 pm, Fri-Sat 9 am-7 pm

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 1 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

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