Thematic tours

The guided tours in historical costume and the guided tour through the alleys and courtyards provide you with completely new insights.

ART Tour through Lübeck
Cleanse your soul of everyday drudgery with art! Artist Susanne Adler will take you on an inspiring walk through Lübeck and show you the multi-faceted art on display in public spaces against the backdrop of the hanseatically cool brick architecture of the Old Town. Such a guided tour would of course not be complete without a visit to a gallery. Or you can look over the shoulder of an artist at work in their studio.

Dates 2021Cost
On request€ 24,-

Marzipan cod liver oil
On this city walk, you will be tracing the history of the Mann family as marzipan and cod liver oil are familiar motifs in Thomas Mann’s novel “Buddenbrooks”. You start at the new museum shop run by Lübeck’s museums “Buddenbrooks am Markt”, right by the town hall. The Löwenapotheke pharmacy awaits you just a few minutes’ walk away at Dr.-Julius-Leber-Straße 13. One of the oldest patrician houses in this Hanseatic city will transport you palpably back to the times in which Thomas Mann grew up in Lübeck. You proceed past Katharineum, the school which the Mann brothers attended in those days. And just round the corner, you can see the original location where “Buddenbrooks” was filmed – the Museum Behnhouse / Drägerhouse, a town mansion from the 18th century. Here, Tony Buddenbrook will personally conduct you through the special exhibition “Buddenbrooks in Behnhaus”. Your ticket for the walk includes admission to the Museum Behnhouse / Drägerhouse for both the permanent and special exhibitions as well as a personal gift in the Löwenapotheke pharmacy. 

Please note: Due to the current pandemic situation, this walk doesn't take place at the moment.

Buddenbrooks am Markt
Infocenter and Museumsshop
Markt 15
23552 Lübeck
Mon.-Sat. 11 am - 6 pm
€ 8,- plus advance booking fee

Sketching walks
The artist Ulrike Plötz offers public sketching walks through Lübeck’s Old Town. All those interested are welcome regardless of skill.  So you don’t have to be able to draw perfectly!
On this two-hour combined guided tour and drawing course, you will be given the material you need and various drawing techniques will be explained. While you are drawing, the historical significance of the motif will be narrated. This way, many hand-crafted memories will be created in the course of a special tour. 

Dates 2021Meeting pointDurationCost
On requestTourist-Informationapprox. 2 hours€ 14 per person incl. Material

Guided tours in historical costume
Go on a journey of discovery through Lübeck. Listen to and experience astonishing stories of the changing city guides in historical.

Dates 2021DurationCost per group
On requestapprox. 1,5 hours€ 135,- (1-25 persons)

Courtyards and Alleyways Tour - Tour through the hidden Lübeck (k3 city tours Lübeck)
Explore the hidden corners of Lübeck's narrow corridors and picturesque monastery courtyards. Where once the simple workers and poor were at home and which today are among the most sought-after residential areas in the Old Town.

Dates 2021Meeting pointDurationCost per group

March - December: Sat. 11 am
May - Oct.:  Thu. 2 pm
Jun., Aug.- Dec.: Fr. 2 pm
All year Sat. 2 pm

In front of the Burgtor, outside the city (Große Burgstraße)ca. 1,5 Stundenstarting from € 129.00 (2-10 persons)

Guided tour through the alleys and courtyards (Lübecker Stadtführer e.V.)
Explore the secret corners of the Old Town quarters with us. We will guide you through the picturesque corridors and show you the magnificent courtyards. Listen to our stories about the proud bishops and the vain cathedral canons, about the daring seafarers as well as the hard-working craftsmen.

DatesOffered toursMeeting pointDurationCost per group
On requestOld cathedral district with corridors
Old seafaring district with corridors
Old artisan quarter with corridors
Entrance of the Town Hall1,5 Stunden€ 95.00 (up to 10 persons)
€ 110.00 (11-30 persons)

Guided tour of the month
A special guided tour on selected topics is offered once a month and you have the opportunity to discover Lübeck from different perspectives. If you are interested in an English guided tour with one of the listed topics you can make an individual appointment for your group. 

DatesParticipantsDurationCost per group
On requestmax. 25 persons1,5 Stundenstarting from € 85.00 (1-8 persons)
starting from € 100.00 (9-25 persons) 

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