Numerous sights enable barrier-free access.
As a city of short distances, Lübeck and many of its sites are accessible also for people with walking difficulties or wheelchair users.
Start your tour at the Holsten Gate, the city’s impressive landmark. Next to the iron lion there is a ramp leading to Holstentorplatz, the perfect spot to take a picture! If you like a refreshment before the start of your tour, visit the barrier-free restaurant Nautilo at Radisson Blu Senator Hotel.
Follow Holstenstraße until you reach the market at the Town Hall where you find a bronze model of Lübeck’s Old Town. It's designed to help everyone, including those with visual and physical impairments, understand the layout of the Old Town. Your next stop is Café Niederegger. You can reach the sales room either by walking up three steps or by using the rear entrance without steps. The upper floors can be reached via a narrow lift (which, however, is not suitable for e-wheelchairs). Help yourself to a delicious treat and a cup of marzipan cappuccino in the café. Or learn more about the history of marzipan at the Marzipan Museum on the 2nd floor which is free of charge.
The magnificent Town Hall awaits you across the street. Use the entrance on Breite Straße to enter the precious audience chamber. By prior arrangement, the City Parliament Chamber on the 1st floor can be reached via a lift at the rear entrance of the Town Hall. St. Mary’s Church was built on the highest point of the Old Town. It served as a model for many churches, that were erected in the same style in the Baltic region. Take a look inside to explore the many stories the church has to tell. The access is barrier-free!
Back at the pedestrian street Breite Straße follow the street southbound and turn right into Pfaffenstraße. At the end of this tiny raod you reach the museum church of St. Catherine’s. It houses a monumental painting by Tintoretto. Via Glockengießerstraße you reach the historic courtyar Füchtingshof – built in 1639 by the city's Master Builder Andreas Jäger. It is probably the most beautiful courtyard of Lübeck. Another alleyway that can be visited right next door is Glandorps Gang. Please check the opening hours in advance and respect the privacy of the residents.
Back in Königstraße, the Willy-Brandt House awaits you to experience history. For example, in the West German / East German living room, you can follow the conflicting news reports of East German and West German TV in the days when Germany was divided. The various levels in the building can be reached with the help of a wheelchair stair climber. The interactive multimedia exhibition is free of charge. The Behnhaus Drägerhaus Museum is located right next door. Lübeck's art collection dating from the 19th and 20th centuries is presented in two magnificent former merchants’ houses. However, there are a few steps that you need to take to enter each building and reach the different floor which means that it is not entirely barrier-free. If you want to end your sightseeing tour with a delicious meal visit restaurant Meilenstein. The wheelchair-accessible restaurant which serves excellent food is located in Königstraße 5, near the Behnhaus Drägerhaus Museum.