Goodto have you back

Dear ones.

Welcome back! We are happy to welcome you back to Lübeck. Hotels, guesthouses, holiday flats and campsites in Schleswig-Holstein may once again accommodate all guests who wish to stay overnight for private reasons. Even if some rules will still have to be observed after the opening: we are simply happy that your holiday in Schleswig-Holstein will be possible again under the keywords vaccinated, recovered and tested. Do you already have the luca app for contact tracking? If not, we strongly recommend installing the app to support and simplify contact tracing. See you soon with us in Lübeck!

The current contact rules: Private indoor meetings are possible with up to ten people. The number of households is not limited. Children under 14 are excluded from this rule. Private meetings in the outdoor area are also possible with up to 10 people from different households. From 26th July groups of 25 people can meet in private and in public. Children under the age of 14 as well as recovered and fully vaccinated people are not counted.

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-7 pm
Sa. 10 am-4 pm
Su. 10 am-3 pm

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 and Saturday/Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm via +49 451 1222626.
As an alternative, mail to or get information here: (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.


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. Each overnight guest must present a negative test on arrival (not older than 48 hours PCR test / rapid test), as well as 72 hours after arrival. Further testing is not necessary. 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. Children aged under 6 years do not need to take a test. For further information on the proof of recovery / tested / vaccinated click here. From 26th July a retesting after arrival is not required.

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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.

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! 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), as well as 72 hours after arrival. Further testing is not necessary. The deadline runs from the first test at home and not from the arrival in the destination. From 26th July a retesting after arrival is not required.

Please note, that for the camper pitches in Lübeck the maximum stay is 24 hours. A reservation in advance is not possible. The Regulatory Office will monitor this more intensively.

Can I travel to Lübeck as a day visitor?

Yes, you are welcome! Please, make sure not to visit “hotspots” with too many people, wear your mask wherever required and follow the rules. There is no compulsory testing for day visitors for public areas, but if you want to sit indoors, it is best to get tested at home before leaving for Lübeck. Please take a look at the section “Are restaurants and cafés open?” So you can enjoy your visit to Lübeck relaxed right from the start! Note: From 26th July a mandatory testing for indoor seating is not required.

Do you know the luca app?

You can use luca at all times when you meet other people to follow up contacts. For example, in restaurants, in a hotel or at an event. luca enables encrypted and data protection compliant contact data recording and fast tracking of infection chains. The submission of contact details is done anonymous through the scan of a QR-Code. Join luca, stay healthy and download the App on your device!

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Where do I have to wear a face covering?

Anyone wanting to enter a shop, museum or church in Lübeck must cover their mouth and nose with a medical mask which means a surgical mask or a higher quality FFP2 or KN95/N95 mask. This applies to all means of public transport and taxis. Excluded from the regulation are children up to the age of six as well as drivers of buses, trains and taxis. Please put on your mask, wherever the distance to your fellow human beings is less than 1.5 metres.

Are restaurants and cafés open?

Restaurants and cafés are open. We recommend reserving a table, but walk-in guests are also welcome. The following rules apply: Groups of up to 10 people from 10 different households can meet outdoors and indoors. Guests wishing to be accommodated in closed rooms must always present proof of a negative test. For a rapid antigen test, the result may not be older than 24 hours. A PCR test is also permissible, if the test result is no older than 48 hours. Self-testing without supervision prior to the visit to the restaurant is not permitted as proof. Children under the age of six do not need a test and are allowed to enter the restaurant without proof. Recovered or vaccinated persons (at least two weeks after the second vaccination) are subject to the obligation of proof. Please note: From 26th July a mandatory testing for indoor seating is not required. Groups of a max. of 25 people are allowed to dine together be it indoors or outdoors.

For the gastronomy following rules apply: contacts must be recorded (for example with the luca app) and a mouth-nose cover must be worn (if you leave your own table).

Are the museums open?

The museums of Lübeck are open. A negative test is not required, nor do you have to book a time slot in advance, but your contact details will be recorded on site via the luca app. Please find more info here:

The European Hansemuseum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets can only be booked online with a time slot at A proof of a negative test is not required. For your own safety, contact data is collected.
Digital offers at

Do church services take place?

The Old Town churches invite you for a visit or for worshipping. Masks are still required (also during the church service) and the well-known distance and hygiene rules apply. 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. Our event tip: CULTURE.SUMMER.LÜBECK, find more information here

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

The Theatre Lübeck is in its summer break. Tickets for the coming season can be booked at The theatre box office opens on 27 July 2021. 

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Do guided city tours take place?

Yes, you can participate in a public guided tours in German, meeting point: Tourist Information. Further tours daily 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 required (e. g. with the luca app). Since 31st May on you no longer need to present a negative test result. Guided tours in English can be booked for individual groups. Please wear a mask.

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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 welcome to join a harbour and canal cruise. If you want to go on board, a negative test is not required, if you wish to sit on the outside deck. If you are indoors, however, you are must present a negative test result. From 26th July a mandatory testing for indoor seating is not required and you won’t need to wear a mask when using the outdoor areas.

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Can I book tours of the MS Hanse?

You are welcome to take a tour between Lübeck and Travemünde with the MS HANSE. There is no compulsory testing for staying on the outside deck, but proof of a negative corona test is required if you wish to sit indoors. It is, however, recommended that you take a test in any case before the ship's excursion, in case you have to go indoors in case of bad weather. Please check in with the luca app when boarding and observe the current pandemic requirements on board.

From 26th July the compulsory testing for all indoor areas is not necessary anymore and the mask ban for the outdoor areas is lifted as well. However, you have to wear a mouth-nose-covering, if you move around in the salon/restaurant or on the way to the restroom. The crew is happy to inform you about all rules.

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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.

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 the swimming pools of Lübeck open?

The indoor pools Zentralbad, Sportbad St. Lorenz and Schwimmbad Kücknitz are open. 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).

+++ Updated 21st July 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
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
Appointment necessary: yes 
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon – Thu 10 am – 4 pm | Fri 10 am - 6 pm | Sat to Sun 10 am - 8 pm

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

Willy-Brandt-Allee 6  23554 Lübeck
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 1 to 6 pm  I closed on Wednesday

Panda pharmacy testing site on Koberg

Koberg 15  23552 Lübeck
Phone: 045179077648
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
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 12 pm – 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)
Appointment necessary: yes
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon + Thur 8 am to 2 pm

Testing site Moisling-Lübeck

Moislinger Allee 93, 23558 Lübeck
Phone: +49 451 58549373
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon to Fri 8 am to 6 pm I Sat 10 am to 5 pm I Sun 10 am to 5 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)
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: no
Opening hours: Mon to Sun 1 to 6 pm

Testing site Josephinenstraße

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

Testing site dm-drogerie-markt

Ziegelstraße 2, 23556 Lübeck
Appointment necessary: yes
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 9 am to 4.30 pm  

Testing site protect first GmbH

Berliner Straße 4 – 6, 23560 Lübeck
Phone: +49 (0) 5472 9791755
Appointment necessary: no
Barrier-free: yes
Opening hours: Fri 8 am to 6 pm

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