Museum for natural history & the environment


This museum gives fascinating insights into the natural history of Schleswig-Holstein.

Besides the fauna and flora of Schleswig-Holstein, it also displays the animal and plant world in the Lübeck area on three floors. Lübeck physician Johann Julius Walbaum whose estate in 1799 formed the basis of Lübeck's Museum for Natural History, professed an interest in understanding nature. The museum thus has the longest history of any of the museums in Lübeck. Fossilised skeletons of whales were found close to Groß Pampau, a find that is quite unique in Europe and now on display here.
One of the most prominent items on display from the present day is the skeleton of a sperm whale. The gigantic 14-metre skeleton of a sperm whale beached off the Danish island of Römö in December 1997 is displayed in the glass annex in the cathedral courtyard. The Museum for Natural History and the Environment offers a wealth of educational activities, lectures, seminars, holiday programmes, trips and events. There are also many different current affairs addressed in the special exhibitions

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Museum for natural history & the environment

Musterbahn 8

23552 Lübeck


Phone: 0451 1224122



General information

  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
Foreign Language
  • German
  • English
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
Hygiene and infection control measures
  • Distance control
  • Notice signs
  • Heed the hygiene instructions
  • Mouth-nose covering compulsory
Accessibility information

A ramp can be placed at the rear entrance for access to the ground floor (please give a quick call beforehand). The two upper floors can be reached using the lift in the café. Unfortunately, there are no toilets suitable for disabled users.

Price info
Adults € 6
Reduced € 3
Children € 2

Bus number 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15 and 16 to bus stop ›Hansemuseum‹. From there it is only a 400 meter walk to the museum.

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