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Culture for children in Lübeck

Culture for children can be really exciting in Lübeck! We will show you everything there is to be discovered in Lübeck – regardless of the weather. On your marks, and off you go for an adventure.

Theatre

Figuren aus dem Figurentheater

Puppet theatre Lübeck
In in Lübeck’s puppet theatre, many theatre puppets recount fairy tales, dramas and children’s stories. Maybe you feel like listening to your first opera? Look forward to an imaginative afternoon.

Performances for children are held in the afternoon, and those for adults in the evenings at the weekend.

Children’s theatre in the Open Air Theatre Lübeck
Shortly before 3 p.m., people flock to the open air theatre on the ramparts – there’s a comic summer theatre for children and adults in the midst of green open spaces just a few steps from the Old Town. When it gets cold in winter, productions are staged in Schuppen 6 by the harbour.

Lübeck's Water Marionette Theatre
Have you ever seen puppets playing in the water? Lübeck's Water Marionette Theatre is really cool. Poetic and humorous tales are shown with much light, movement and music in a 3,000 litre theatre aquarium – and all of it without any words!

Children’s Theatre at Tremser Teich (Lake Tremse)
The realm of imagination lies at Lake Tremse: Fairy tales such as “Sleeping Beauty” and “Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver” are predominantly shown here. And right round the corner is the site where Lübeck was founded many hundreds of years ago. In those days, the town was called “Liubice” which translated means “The Lovely One” :-)

Museums

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Our tip: Families receive a reduced admission price. Just talk to the staff at the entrance to the museums – they will be happy to help you.

St. Anne's Museum
The toy collection of St. Anne's Museum shows you how and with what toys children played in earlier centuries. And you can practice building a wall from typical bricks.

Museum for Natural History and the Environment
Here you can admire the skeleton of the largest inhabitant of the oceans! Overall, there are 109,000 insects in the zoological collection. It’s particularly nice at Easter when fluffy, newly hatched chicks are running around.

Museum at Holsten Gate
The towers lean somewhat. But the gate cannot fall down. In the museum, you can find out why that is. And outside in front of the grass, two large lions guard the city.

Willy-Brandt House Lübeck
Can you find all the hidden pictures with the help of Billy the Cat? The museum courtyard has a residual piece of the wall from Berlin which divided our capital city – and the whole of Germany – for some time. Have you heard about that? By the way, you don’t need to pay admission: the museum is free.

Günther Grass House
The children’s alley "All aboard" is really good fun. And in the convenience store, you can find out what shopping was like in granny and grandpa’s time. You can also test goods and research products.

Churches

Gewölbe der Marienkirche

St. Mary’s Church
Can you find the little devil in front of the church and the mouse and broken bells inside? Would you like to discover the stories behind them? If you feel like it, you can even climb high up into the vaulted arches on a guided tour!

St. Jacob’s Church 
The lifeboat in this church was the only one to survive the sinking of the sailing ship “Pamir”. Of the 86 man crew, only six lived to tell the tale of the terrible hurricane.

St. Peter’s Church 
You want to be able to see as far as a giant? You have a great view from the observation platform in St. Peter’s at a height of 50 metres – on a clear day, you can even see as far as the Baltic Sea.

Lübeck Cathedral
Embark on a search for the soap bubble angel who was already bringing smiles to people’s faces in Baroque times. Or look into the moving eyes of the sun which move back and forth on the large clock by the second. The Cathedral discovery tours for children’s groups are exciting.

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