Lubeck Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)

View of historical houses within the Old Town districtLubeck is full of character and you don't have to look far to find many glimpses into the city's past life and medieval structure. Particularly attractive and full of tourist appeal, Lubeck's Old Quarter is known for its waterways and Gothic-style buildings. Now a World Heritage Site, this must-see district is full of interest and contains many of the most notable buildings within the city of Lubeck.

For travel tips and up-to-date tourism advice, the Welcome Centre on the Holstentorplatz and also the Tourist Information Booth at the Lubeck Hauptbahnhof (main train station) are worth a visit. Amenities for visiting tourists are fairly comprehensive and around the city you will find banks, ATMs, shops, restaurants and everything that you would expect, many of which are peppered around the Breite Strasse, the Königstrasse and the Wahmstrasse areas. Some useful travel tips about life in Lubeck are listed below.

Tourism and Tourist Information

The Lubeck Welcome Centre stands alongside the iconic, twin-towered 15th-century Holstentor building. Manned with a team of staff who are keen to help with reservations, organise tickets for the main guided tours, or simply sell you one of their maps, postcards or guide books, the Lubeck Welcome Centre should always be your first port of call.

Lubeck Welcome Centre (Tourist Information / Lübeck und Travemünde Tourist Service GmbH)
Address: Holstentorplatz 1, Lubeck, 23552, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0451 409 1903
Tel / Hotline: +49 018 05 / 882 233
Fax: +49 0451 409 1990
Email address:
Open hours: January to May, October and November, Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 18:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 15:00, June to September, Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 19:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 15:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 14:00, December, Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 18:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 15:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 14:00

Lubeck Tourist Information Booth
Address: Hauptbahnhof, Lubeck, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0451 864 675
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 14:00 to 18:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 18:00

Further picture of the Old Town


As with the whole of Germany, the local currency within the city of Lubeck is now the Euro, which was introduced in 2002 and replaced the unified Deutsche Mark, which in turn replaced the East German Mark in Eastern Germany in 1990.

Payment for goods and services can usually be made by both credit and debit cards, although if in any doubt, do check first.

Language, Dialect and German Phrases

Locals in Lubeck speak German, a language with a strong regional accent and a number of words that are surprisingly similar to those in English. At times this can make basic communication possible with the people of Lubeck, even if you only have a basic grasp of the language. However, in some situations, such as shopping or eating at a restaurant, a German phrasebook often proves essential. Here is a taster of some useful German phrases.

Good-bye - auf wiedersehen
Excuse me - wie bitte
My name is... - ich heisse...
What is your name? - wie heissen sie?
I would like - ich möchte
Where is the market? - wie komme ich zum markt?
Please would you call me a taxi - rufen sie mir bitte ein taxi.
Are you able to recommend a good restaurant? - können sie mir ein gutes restaurant empfehlen?
Where is the tourist office please? - wo ist das fremdenverkehrsbüro, bitte?