Unique museum landscape
Lübeck's museums are a special pleasure: The St. Annen Museum with the famous Memling Altar and the modern Art Hall. The Behn House accommodates paintings and traditional Lübeck residential culture. The Castle Monastery presents different kinds of exhibitions. And, of course, there is also the world-famous Holsten Gate: Its interior walls are dedicated to the work of the Lübeck-based export merchants, who have fashioned the city since medieval days in economic, political, cultural and architectural styles.
A visit to the Lübeck Puppet Theatre and the Museum for Theatre Figures is not just an unforgettable experience for children, and nobody should miss the Buddenbrook House either. This is an encounter with the writers Heinrich and Thomas Mann, who both hail from Lübeck. They stand in a row with other local dignitaries such as the composer Dietrich Buxtehude, the author Erich Mühsam, the sculptor Bernt Notke and the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Willy Brandt. There is also the elected Lübeck resident and Nobel Prize for Literature Winner Günter Grass, whose work is honoured by a dedicated exhibition housed in the Glockengießerstraße.