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Culture in Lübeck - Off course!

With hot tips for what to do in Lübeck

The Queen of the Hanseatic League, the sea of brick, home to three Nobel Prize Laureates – Lübeck has been a cultural jewel for many centuries. It is part of everyday life in Lübeck, but never humdrum. Lübeck – Off Course shares a selection of hot tips for your very personal stroll through Lübeck. Discover Lübeck’s Independent Scene away from the mainstream! Free, colourful, alternative, surprisingly different – a lively voyage of discovery through Lübeck’s cultural life.

Convince yourself - Lübeck's cultural landscape is anything but boring!

ALTERNATIVE E.V. AUF DER „WALLI“

The emphasis here is on the word “alternative”. A fringe cultural programme far removed from the mainstream is offered on the Walli – the Wallhalbinsel peninsula in Lübeck. Three organisers of cultural events or pubs comprise Lübeck’s Alternative Scene in Lübeck in the shape of “Café Brazil”, “VeB” and “treibsand”.

BLAUER ENGEL

This cosy student café with the atmosphere of a living-room is a popular meeting place where you can relax and see out the day over a drink. From time to time, the quaint rooms are enlivened by small concerts of alternative bands and DJs. Even Heinrich Mann’s Professor Unrat appreciated the attractions of the “Blauer Engel” – but it’s not as sleazy today as it was in the novel.

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ESSIGFABRIK

Everything in vinegar! The “Vinegar Gallery” delights visitors with a successful mix of exhibitions of paintings and live music on a small stage. “Bistro Balsamico” is not just a space for selling tickets and enjoying a snack in the break, but is also enlivened with excellent small concerts.

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FUND:US

A treasure chest for all theatre productions: exceptional, colourful & sensuous. A wide variety of art genres are creatively blended in unusual ways in the “fund:us” theatre. This creates a venue full of colourful experiences while naturally still leaving room for classic event formats such as readings, performances, concerts and much more besides.

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KLANGRAUSCHEN

Contemporary music for curious ears – the concert series “Klangrauschen” is the vehicle for the diverse experimental music created by both young and already established composers. The venues vary within Lübeck, so please check the website for the current range of concerts.

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KLEINES HOFTHEATER LÜBECK

This venue for artists, groups and clubs focuses particularly on the 1920s and 1930s and on burlesque. You are definitely encouraged to laugh and sing along with the captivating musicals and theatre productions. Would you like to take a turn on the stage yourself? Just book a pole dance course at the Hoftheater!

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KULTURRÖSTEREI WITH THEATER23

Culture – freshly roasted! Look forward to cabaret, theatre & music, with the exquisite aroma of coffee in your nostrils. A variety of cultural events are regularly held in the rear courtyard of the café “Neue Rösterei”: cabaret, theatre, readings and music all await you!

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KUNSTTANKSTELLE DEFACTO ART E. V.

This somewhat different venue for art in Lübeck has established itself right next to the Holsten Gate. This former petrol station is now used as a place for artists to work and exhibit their works. The Club “Defacto Art” sees itself as an open forum for a wide variety of different art forms and it would like to establish connections between artists and sponsors.

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ART HOUSE CINEMAS IN LÜBECK

Do you prefer challenging independent films to Hollywood blockbusters from the dream factory? In Lübeck, the collective Kino Koki and Cinestar internationale show independent films, classics of cinematic history and debut works.

www.kinokoki.de
www.cinestar.de/kino-luebeck-filmhaus

RIDER’S CAFÉ

A constant stream of Blues, Rock, Techno and Metal – in Lübeck’s club scene, “Rider’s” is known for the variety of its music. Bands of every genre play here, thereby creating a unique club culture that has spanned the generations since 1985.

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SCHUPPEN

Lübeck’s “Schuppen“ 6 and 9 are former harbour sheds which still radiate the aroma of the big wide world and today represent a maritime space for events of all kinds and can be rented, for example, for concerts, weddings and official parties.

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SPIELWIESE

Dance the night away to a loud electro beat! The Spielwiese collective invites guests to dance on numerous days spread throughout the year. The blend of electronic music, live elements and plenty of entertainment will get the pulse racing – whether in Lübeck’s Open Air Theatre or indoors in the club.

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THEATER LIEBREIZ

Genuine cabaret and variety theatre in Lübeck has found a home in an old, lovingly converted circus wagon with a romantically luxurious ambience. The variety theatre enchants its guests with artists, tightrope-walkers, jugglers, comedians, drag artists and many more attractions.

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TONFINK

Music & Poetry: “Tonfink” is THE culture bar in the heart of Lübeck – always live and always good. Here you can enjoy live music over small snacks and select from the extensive drinks menu. When the weather is good, there’s also always something going on outside the door: a true pub feel in Lübeck!

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WO-ANDERS RECORDSTORE

Browse, have a listen, find real gems. Lübeck’s music store “Woanders” in Beckergrube is a treasure trove for new and second-hand albums. It will warm the heart of any collector!

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