Barrier-free diversity


As a city of short distances, Lübeck is also glad to opens its gates to people with walking difficulties, all those with restricted mobility and wheelchair users. The following sights have access suitable for the disabled, i.e. they can be experienced in full by wheelchair or with restrictions.

Guided tours

Rasenfläche vor dem Holstentor

If you are a guest with restricted mobility and you do not want to be out and about on your own, we recommend you discover Lübeck’s Old Town with an experienced guide. Book a guided tour tailored to your needs and wishes.



Lübeck close enough to touch

Lübecker Bronzemodell auf dem Marktplatz

On Marktplatz, you will find a bronze model with which you can explore Old Town structures through touch. The bronze city island shows the layout of the city centre with its streets and buildings that have evolved over time. The city model was created by the sculptor Egbert Broerken who has made similar, lovingly-detailed models. The Lübeck city model is 1.8 by 1.2 metres and contains many details that can be touched and explored.

Harbour and canal tour

Lübeck’s Old Town can also be admired from the water.

Quandt Line Lübeck
Departure at the Holsten Gate terraces (an der Obertrave) is barrier-free. However, there is one step to be negotiated.
As wheel-chair friendly boats do not run every day and their schedule varies, we would ask you to ring us at least one day in advance to register.
May–Sept daily 10 am–6 pm, every half-hour, fewer departures during low seasons
Tel +49 451 77799, +49 451 73884, +49 451 705819


This service is a map for finding and marking wheelchair-friendly locations. On the website and in the free Wheelmap app, locations and sights are depicted in accordance with a traffic light system: from green for “fully wheelchair-friendly” via yellow for “partially wheelchair-friendly” to red for “not wheelchair-friendly”.

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