Town Hall


With its artistic façades, Lübeck Town Hall is one of the most beautiful town halls in Germany.

From 1230, three gabled houses were constructed in a central location on the marketplace and extended multiple times over the next three centuries. This explains the different architectural styles in various parts of the building. Gothic and Renaissance architecture, in particular, are represented here. The façades facing the market offer a large, impressive wall, bright Renaissance arcades and high spires. Inside, the magnificent Audience Hall which used to house the Upper Court of the Hanseatic League, is particularly striking. The hall door carved by the Lübeck master Tönnies Evers the Elder in 1573 which shows the Salomonic Judgement among other things, dates back to the Renaissance. The inscription above it written in the official language of the time, Low German, reads “Beide part schal ein richter horen und den ordel” which means: “A judge shall listen to both parties and then give his verdict.”

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Town Hall

Breite Straße 62

23552 Lübeck


Phone: 0451 1221005



General information

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  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
Foreign Language
  • German
  • English
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Barrier-free access
Accessibility information

A steep-free entrance is located in the "Breite Straße" and leads to the Audience Chamber. By prior notice, the City Parliament Chamber on the 1st floor can be reached using the lift at the rear of the Town Hall.

Price info
Guided tour 1.50 €

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