Tasty Lübeck

Restaurants, cafés, Lübeck specialities

Our tips for savouring the delights of Lübeck

What would a holiday in a town be without immersing yourself in the regional cuisine? Numerous small, upmarket restaurants and cafés await you in Lübeck’s Old Town streets. Here you can get your day in Lübeck off to a relaxed start over a tasty breakfast or brunch. A fish roll on the redesigned Drehbrückenplatz right on the Trave is the perfect snack between meals. And the best place to spend the afternoon coffee hour is in one of Lübeck’s magical cafés at the heart of the Old Town with a good view of the World Heritage site. How about a piece of original Lübeck marzipan cake? And when dusk falls in Lübeck’s alleys and courtyards, you can sit in the candlelight of an Old Town restaurant and replay the day’s events. To help you to know where you would absolutely like to spend a moment of gourmet delight, we have put together some tips here for your culinary Lübeck experience. Take a look inside!


Lübeck has been permitted to call itself a “fair trade city” since 2011. Numerous cafés and restaurants, hotels and around 90 retailers are already participating and offering fair trade products. Here you can find fair trade fashion, wine, fruit juice, coffee, tea or chocolate. The title was awarded by the Transfair Association which also gives its seal of approval to fairly traded products.

Fairtrade city Lübeck

An initiative for a better future. For all of us.

> To the network (DE)

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What does Fairtrade mean?

Fair trade is a strategy for combating poverty. Thanks to fairer trading relationships, the aim is to improve the lot of disadvantaged families of producers in Africa, Asia and South America, strengthen their domestic economies and dismantle unjust global economic structures over the long term.


Lübeck's roadmap towards a Fairtrade city

To become a fair trade city, the Hanseatic city had to meet five criteria. They included a condition that as a function of the population, at least two fair trade products had to be offered in 31 retail outlets, and at least two fair trade products served in 16 cafés and restaurants. A condition which Lübeck passed with flying colours, especially with respect to the retail outlets. But many schools, clubs and church communities are also supporting fair trade today.



Our Cafébar in the Tourist Information Office at the Holsten Gate is also a member of the fairtrade network! 


Our tip

The first fair trade map of the city shows you where you can obtain fair trade products in Lübeck.

Culinary guided tours of the Old Town

Find and read reviews about restaurants in Lubeck

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