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Experience Lübeck with children: culture, experiences, excursions for the whole family

Ready, steady, go! In Lübeck, there are many stimulating things that children and their parents can experience together.

Get to know Lübeck’s history as a port
Here’s how ships used to be built: the reconstruction of a great sailing ship with three masts from the Hanseatic age can be viewed in the city harbour. Incidentally, the only way of undertaking long-distance travel in the past used to be by water. You can find further information here on the website for the Lübeck Museum Harbour.

Discover Lübeck’s sights and excursion destinations
Culture and excursions into Lübeck’s surroundings are anything other than boring; in fact they are a genuine highlight of every family holiday or school holidays in Lübeck. Click here for sights also suitable for children.

Nature, action, history: we have great ideas for excursions for any age, taste or weather. The holiday turns into a great experience for all concerned.


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Are you in Lübeck for the school holidays or just for a short holiday? We have great offers for you for that as well!

History Experience Site
Would you like to really give free rein to your creativity? Lübeck’s History Experience Site offers you numerous opportunities for play. Whether building wooden huts, practising handicrafts, processing materials, painting or looking after animals.

Play a round of minigolf
Demonstrate your skills on the 18-hole course in the ramparts.

Skating and rollerskating in Lübeck
A roughly 1,350 sqm skating park awaits you in Kanalstraße.

Climbing and playing sport
You can really let off steam on Falkenwiese near the school garden. This area has a skating facility, a climbing tower and a jumping facility with trampolines. Beyond the football pitch, there is a playground on sandy ground and two large items of equipment. Beside them, there are three beach volleyball courts.

Bathing and swimming
Splash around and jump from the tower? Off you go to Lübeck’s open-air, natural swimming pools!


Hiring ships and boats in Lübeck
You can rent pedalos,canoes and e-boats.

Boat rides in Lübeck
Boat rides on the Rivers Trave and Wakenitz.

Reading: Lübeck’s youth library
And if it rains, there are thousands of books waiting for you in Lübeck’s youth library.

The Children’s and Youth Culture House Röhre offer a colourful, creative, workshop and culture programme for all young people.
Tip: The MuseumCard enables all children and young people under the age of 18 to visit the Lübeck Museums and around 100 other museums in Schleswig-Holstein free of charge (valid from 1 July to 12 November).

Children’s and Youth Culture House Röhre


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Hansekicker Football School of VfB Lübeck
Working in age-appropriate training groups, you will learn techniques for shooting, how to receive the ball, how to pass the ball as well as where to run and various passing drills, all under the direction of licensed youth trainers, and with the emphasis on having fun.

Painting courses
The Music and Art School as well as the Kunstschule der Gemeinnützigen (not-for-profit Art School) offer painting courses.

Sailing and sailing courses in Lübeck
Would you like to learn how to sail in your holidays?

Playgrounds in Lübeck

Spielplatz am Europäischen Hansemuseum

Do you feel like running riot, acting out stories, splashing in the water and meeting new friends? In Lübeck, you will find three playgrounds at the heart of the city offering plenty of variety – and your parents can be close at hand in the nice green open spaces.

Water playground at Kaisertor in the ramparts
One of the most popular playgrounds in Lübeck awaits you.

  • Green open space right by the canal hiking trail
  • Fenced playground
  • Shady lawns

The pool is a popular meeting point in the city centre, particularly on hot summer days.

Playground in Drägerpark

  • Generously proportioned playground
  • Opportunities for play and action for children of all ages
  • Spacious sand and water areas
  • Slides, climbing frames, zip line, space nets and football pitch

Playground in Lübeck’s Glockengießerstraße

  • Well-kept facility at the heart of the Old Town located in an interior courtyard
  • Accessible from Glockengießerstraße, Hundestraße and Wakenitzmauer
  • Especially well-suited to smaller children thanks to its protected location and range of equipment.

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