(Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Lubeck is full of museums, where various themes and exhibitions await. Famous for its marzipan, the small but interesting Niederegger Marzipan Museum can be found within the Café Niederegger.
More mainstream is Lubeck's acclaimed Museum für Natur und Umwelt (Museum of Natural History and the Environment), where various creatures can be observed within aquariums and vivariums.
Lubeck is linked to two separate Nobel Prize winners and the life of Thomas Mann, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929, is celebrated within the Buddenbrookhaus Museum (Buddenbrook House Museum).
Also of interest are the many colourful marionettes and puppets at the Museum für Puppentheater (Lubeck Puppet Theatre Museum). The city's top museums can be found below.
Puppet Theatre Museum (Museum für Puppentheater)
Address: Kleine Petersgrube 4-5, Altstadt, Lubeck, D-23552, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0451 17 8626
Spanning around 300 years, the exhibits at the Puppet Theatre Museum (Museum für Puppentheater) are not to be missed and appeal to all ages. Housed within five part-timbered historical houses, the Puppet Theatre Museum boasts countless hand puppets, ventriloquist dummies and marionettes, while other highlights include a number of musical instruments, posters and other memorabilia, many of which are rotated throughout the year.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Buddenbrook House Museum (Buddenbrookhaus Museum)
Address: Mengstrasse 4, Altstadt, Lubeck, D-23552, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0451 122 4190
Located within the historic Old Town (Altstadt) district, the highly acclaimed and award-winning Buddenbrookhaus museum remembers the life of famous writer Thomas Mann, born in Lubeck in 1875, and is housed within a restored mid-18th century building. Expect to see period recreations of rooms that appeared within his Buddenbrooks novel. Additional items of interest can be found in the adjacent Thomas and Heinrich Mann museum (Heinrich und Thomas Mann Center).
Open hours: daily, April to October - 10:00 to 18:00; November to March - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, concessions
Museum of Ethnology
Address: Parade 10 (Zeughaus am Dom), Lubeck , D-23552, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 0451 122 4342
The Lubeck Museum of Ethnology dates back to the mid-1980s and features a number of themed exhibitions, concentrating on regional beliefs, international individuals, art works and various items from around the world, many of which have been collected by prominent locals over a period spanning two centuries. Of particular interest at this attraction is the Egyptian mummy, which is extremely well preserved and unique.
Open hours: daily, April to September - 10:00 to 17:00; October to March - 10:00 to 16:00
Museum of Natural History and the Environment (Museum für Natur und Umwelt)
Address: Mühlendamm 1-3, Altstadt, Lubeck, D-23552, Germany, DE
Concentrating on local plant and animal species in this part of Germany, the Museum of Natural History and the Environment, known locally in Lubeck as the Museum für Natur und Umwelt, offers three floors of exhibits. Live reptiles, fish, bees and various invertebrates are well displayed in large tanks and similar glass enclosures.
Open hours: April to September, Tuesday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00; October to March, Tuesday to Friday - 09:00 to 16:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 16:00
MS Mississippi Museum (Museumsschiff MS Mississippi)
Address: An der Untertrave, Altstadt, Lubeck, D-23552, Germany, DE
The unusual ship museum of Mississippi houses literally thousands of exhibits, covering a diverse range of topics, with highlights including oriental artefacts from China. Also worth a look are the interesting African sculptures and colourful carvings.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 16:30
Admission: charge, concessions