St. Anne’s Museum in Lübeck – 800 Years of Art in the World Cultural Heritage
Where do we come from, who are we, what is sacred to us, and how can we open ourselves to other cultures?
St. Anne’s Museum is one of the most beautiful of medieval museums. The high-profile artworks of old masters merging with the impressive monastic architecture and its two romantic courtyards create a tangibly dense atmosphere.
Our house is internationally acclaimed for the largest collection of North German carved art, the textile treasures of Gdansk, and valuable examples of German and Dutch painting from the 15th and 16th centuries. Among these pieces of art, which also reflect the transition to the Reformation, Renaissance, and Humanism, are top-ranking works by Bernt Notke, Hermen Rode, Hans Memling, Benedict Dreyer, Jacob van Utrecht, Lucas Cranach the Elder, and Hans Kemmer.
The extensive cultural historical collection moreover offers insights into the multifaceted life in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck from the Middle Ages into the 19th century. Only very few cities can boast such an abundance of well-preserved artworks.