Lubeck Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

Photo of the Passat ShipFor many, the best way to initially view the main tourist attractions within the German city of Lubeck is to take one of the regular Open-Air Bus Tours, while others prefer a relaxing and tranquil cruise along the River Travel. With a range of attractions, both old and new, Lubeck offers plenty for everyone, regardless of age.

Amongst the main tourist attractions in Lubeck, the various theatres offer regular shows, concerts, ballets, operas, musicals and other performances, such as the City Theatre (Stadttheater), the Freilichtbühne Wallanlagen Theatre, the Music and Congress Hall (Musik und Kongresshalle) and even the Kolosseum (Coliseum).

Further picture of the Passat Ship

Passat Ship

Address: Am Priwallhafen, Travemunde, Lubeck, D-23552, Germany, DE
Located in the Travemunde harbour and around 100 years old, the Passat is a glorious and significant sailing ship and was once used for training purposes by the merchant navy. Easy to recognise, the Passat features four huge masts and there are many fascinating attractions beneath its deck, just waiting to be explored.
Open hours: May to September, daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Open-Air Bus Tours

Address: Kohlmarkt, Altstadt, Lubeck, D-23552, Germany, DE
When you first arrive in Lubeck, consider taking a tour of the main parts of the city on one of the popular open-top double decker buses. Offering great views and running throughout the summer months, on the hour, these bus tours start within the Altstadt district (Old Town) and pass many of the city's most eye-catching attractions along the way, such as Behnhaus, the Heiligen Geist Hospital, many historic churches and the warehouses around the harbour. This is a good way to get to know the layout of the city and find areas that you might like to explore further.
Open hours: May to September, daily - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge, concessions

View of river cruises

River Cruises

Address: Kufra Schifffahrtslinien, Willy-Brandt-Allee, Altstadt, Lubeck, D-23552, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0451 280 1635
A good alternative to guided bus tours around central Lubeck are the many river cruises. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as you pass the numerous waterfront attractions and historic buildings lining the Trave River, the canal and also the city's harbour. Various different roundtrips are on offer and generally last around one hour, with a selection of refreshments available on board. Cruises are available to Travemunde, Gothmund, the docks, and also the nature reserves along the banks of the River Wakenitz, where local wildlife flourishes.
Open hours: seasonal variations
Admission: charge, concessions

Kolosseum (Coliseum)

Address: Kronsforder Avenue 25, Lubeck, D-23560, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0 45 7962 85
The Lubeck Kolosseum is quite an attraction and offers much more than simply impressive architecture. Throughout the year, this popular entertainment venue hosts a range of concerts, ballets, theatrical events, operas and many other performances and attractions. If you are lucky to watch a show here, you can be sure that it will be an evening to remember.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge

Image of the Music and Congress Hall (Musik und Kongresshalle)

Music and Congress Hall (Musik und Kongresshalle)

Address: Willy-Brandt-Allee 10, Altstadt, Lubeck, D-23554, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0451 7 9040
A modern concert hall dating back to the latter part of the 20th century, the Lubeck Musik und Kongresshalle is regularly filled with audiences of almost 2,000 people, who arrive to enjoy concerts, mainstream musicals, and many other shows. Most tickets can be easily obtained and whilst shows can be fully booked, cancellations are often available on the night and worth a try. Other attractions at Lubeck's Music and Congress Hall include various art exhibitions, conferences, comedy events and seminars. Look out for the ceramic figurines, which stand proudly on the roof.
Open hours: box office open Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 18:00; Saturday - 10:00 to 14:00, hours for events vary
Admission: charge

City Theatre (Stadttheater)

Address: Beckergrube 10-14, Altstadt, Lubeck, D-23552, Germany, DE
Dating back to the beginning of the 20th century and known for its stylish Art Nouveau facade, the city theatre is known locally in the city as the Stadttheater. With three separate stages and many regular shows, which include both musicals and operas, the Lubeck Stadttheater boasts a particularly impressive interior, which is highly decorated and full of period features.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 10:00 to 18:30, Saturday - 10:00 to 13:00
Admission: charge

Freilichtbühne Wallanlagen Theatre

Address: Wallstrasse, Altstadt, Lubeck, D-23560, Germany, DE
During the summer months, this outdoor theatre is set within landscaped grounds and surrounded by maturing trees. This unusual theatre hosts many popular events each year, which range from small rock concerts to classical chamber music, children's musicals to class Shakespeare plays, comedy performances to film screenings. This attraction offers a pleasant way to spend a balmy evening - bring a picnic for before the show starts.
Open hours: summer, Friday to Sunday
Admission: charge