Ship ahoy!

Treasures in the Museum Harbour

Traditional sailing ships in Lübeck’s home harbour

On your voyage of discovery along the banks of the Trave, you will pass the tranquil Museum Harbour on Untertrave. Lovingly restored, traditional sailing ships are lined up here like a row of pearls, and sometimes in pairs when times are busy. With their proud masts, burnished brass and wooden ship planks, they are real gems at the quay and genuine witnesses to another era of shipping. Each one of these historical sailing ships has its own story to tell. All are in perfect condition. The owners have restored their “old tubs” in years of painstaking work - a true labour of love. 


You can enjoy a magnificent view of these wooden witnesses of seafaring from Lübeck’s new favourite spot – the Drehbrückenplatz.

These storm-tested oldtimer sailing ships have found their safe haven in Lübeck but still look for the occasional adventure and set out to sea for a group charter or regatta. If you wish to, you can help to sail one too – sailors’ yarns thrown in! You can also admire the historical lightship FEHMARNBELT and a reproduction of an old Hanseatic carrack, the LISA VON LÜBECK, in their berths against the picturesque backdrop of the Old Town and go on board when they go out to sea.

Would you like to see the museum harbour as part of a city tour?

Our tour guides know the most exciting stories about the seafaring beauties and can answer all your questions.

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Willy-Brandt- Allee 35
23552 Lübeck

Phone: 0451 4008399

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