Sleepless in Lübeck

Lübeck nights packed with culture

Night of open museums, Theatre Night and loads of literature

At night in the museum or maybe better at the theatre – when night turns to day and the historic Old Town  becomes a stage, that’s when Lübeck is at its most beautiful. It’s not just during the day that you can feel the beating pulse of culture in Lübeck’s Old Town; Lübeck’s nights are also popular beacons in the town’s calendar of events. The diversity of Lübeck’s museums will delight you on Museum Night. Lübeck’s theatre scene is also constantly reinventing itself to find new inspiring ways to stage drama. Dive in and let yourself be taken captive by the atmospheric highlights which fill Lübeck’s Old Town with cultural life every year by the light of the moon.

Doesn't everything that excites us wear the color of the night?


Lübeck’s Museum Night on 31 August 2024

Personen im Museum Behnhaus während der Museumnacht

On Museum Night in Lübeck, the museums open their doors until midnight. Discover the history of the Hanseatic League, get to know Lübeck’s three Nobel Prize Laureates and let yourself be enchanted by the art treasures in the St. Anne’s museum district. A single ticket will open up the whole world of Lübeck’s museums, galleries and cultural establishments. A varied supporting programme throughout Lübeck’s UNESCO Old Town also awaits you on your tour of the museums. The streets, alleys and courtyards come to life and become a stage for around 100 stimulating events.


Experience Lübeck’s Theatre Night on 28 September 2024 – one ticket, any theatre!

Bühne mit Schauspieler und Publikum

The cultural landscape of this Hanseatic city is inconceivable without it – Lübeck’s Theatre Night. Every year during the colourful autumn season, Lübeck’s theatre producers invite guests to a spectacular gala of the fine arts from 4 p.m. to midnight. Then you’ll be at the heart of the action and you can feel the multifaceted wealth of Lübeck’s theatre world in all its glory. Discover what delights you – whether it’s familiar venues or as yet unfound stages! You will be greeted by classic theatre, puppet shows, dance and music theatre or creative improvisation shows: a unique cross-section of Lübeck’s theatre scene. Enjoy the diverse productions, take a peek behind the scenes and get into conversation with the protagonists!

Große Kiesau Night of Literature End of February 2025 - readings at home

Teilnehmer:innen hören einer Frau bei der Lesung zu

Roll up when numerous private houses in Lübeck’s Old Town open once a year for culture! The scene is one of people reading, enjoying the company and engaging in lively discussions. Writers and actors from German-speaking countries come to the Hanseatic city and present their works in the cosy setting of different private living-Rooming-in. This gives rise to many inspiring situations – where the work and the audience are as one. And along the way you take a unique glimpse into the life and living environment of the hosts over a glas of wine.

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