Numerous sights enable barrier-free access.
As a city of short distances, Lübeck also opens its gates to people with walking difficulties or wheelchair users.
Start at the Holsten Gate, the Hanseatic City's imposing landmark. Next to the iron lion is a ramp leading to Holstentorplatz, the perfect spot to take a holiday snap!
Continue up the slope of Holstenstraße until you reach Café Niederegger. You can reach the sales room either by going up three steps or by using the rear entrance without steps. The upper floors can be reached using a narrow lift (not suitable for e-wheelchairs). Why not sample the delicious treats and a cup of marzipan cappuccino in the café. Or trace the history of marzipan in the museum on the 2nd floor. The magnificent Town Hall awaits you directly opposite. Use the entrance without steps on Breite Straße to enter the sumptuous audience chamber. By prior arrangement, the City Parliament Chamber on the 1st floor can be reached using the lift at the rear of the Town Hall. Next to the Town Hall, St. Mary’s Church stands on the highest point in the city centre, a model for many religious buildings in the Baltic region. Take a look inside, access is barrier-free!
From Breite Straße, turn right into Pfaffenstraße – the museum church of St. Catherine’s is directly in front of you which houses a monumental painting by Tintoretto. From Glockengießerstraße you reach Füchtingshof – built in 1639 by the city's Master Builder Andreas Jäger and probably the most beautiful sponsored courtyard in the city.
Back in Königstraße, the Willy-Brandt House is close by. Experience history, excitingly staged, multimedial and interactive. For example, in the West German / East German living room, you can follow the conflicting news reports between East German and West German TV in the days when Germany was divided. The various levels in the building can be negotiated using a wheelchair stair climber. The Behnhaus Drägerhaus Museum is right next door. Lübeck's art collection dating from the 19th and 20th centuries is housed in the magnificent merchants’ houses. Two or three steps need to be negotiated to enter each building and reach the different floors. The Zimberei restaurant at Königstraße 5–7 is nearby. Here you can round off your sightseeing tour with a delicious meal. The lunch and evening menus range from fine dining to rustic fare.
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