As a city of short distances, Lübeck also opens its gates to people with walking difficulties or wheelchair users. The following sights have access suitable for disabled users (full or conditional wheelchair access):
• Museum Behnhouse/Drägerhouse, Königstraße 9-11
Two or three steps need to be negotiated to enter the building and the different levels.
• Buddenbrook-House, Mengstr. 4
Access to all floors via lift.
• Café Niederegger (head office), Breite Straße 89
Three steps lead into the sales room. These can be avoided by entering via the rear entrance. A narrow lift provides access to the upper floors (not suitable for e-wheelchairs).
• Lübeck Cathedral, Mühlendamm 2-6
Barrier-free access is possible with outside help.
• Füchtingshof, Glockengießerstr. 25
The courtyard entrance is barrier-free.
• Günter Grass-House, Glockengießerstr. 21
Only the lower rooms in the museum are barrier-free. The admittance fee has been reduced as it is not possible to visit the entire exhibition.
• Hospital of the Holy Spirit, Am Koberg
The building is barrier-free, only one step leads to the long hall with the cubby-holes.
• St. Anne's Art Gallery & Museum, St. Annen-Straße 15
Both the art gallery and museum are barrier-free. There are also toilets suitable for disabled users.
• Museum for Natural History and the Environment, Mühlendamm 1-3
A ramp can be placed at the rear entrance for access to the ground floor (please give a quick call beforehand). The two upper floors can be reached using the lift in the café. Unfortunately, there are no toilets suitable for disabled users.
• Town Hall, Breite Straße 64
A steep-free entrance is located in the "Breite Straße" and leads to the Audience Chamber. By prior notice, the City Parliament Chamber on the 1st floor can be reached using the lift at the rear of the Town Hall.
• St. Gilles', St. Jacob's, St. Catherine's, St. Mary's, St. Peter's
Access to the churches possible with outside help. (St. Peter's lookout tower does not have barrier-free access)
• Willy-Brandt-House, Königstr. 21
The various levels can be negotiated using a stair climber.
Further information at www.behindertenwegweiser-luebeck.de.
Guided city tours
Would you prefer to discover Lübeck's Old Town with an experienced guide, then book one of our city tours for people with visual impairments or guests in wheelchairs.
Tourist-Information at the Holsten Gate
Tel.: +49 (0)4 51 / 88 99 700
or via the
Lübeck Guest Service
Tel.: +49 (0)4 51 / 59 62 20
Harbour and canal excursions
You can also admire Lübeck's Old Town from the water.
Quandt Linie Lübeck
Barrier-free departure from the "Holstentorterrassen" (an der Obertrave) When making your booking please ring at least one day beforehand as wheel-chair friendly boats don't necessarily run every day and their schedule varies.
May-Sept: Daily 10 am - 6 pm, every half-hour, fewer departures during low seasons
Tel.: +49 (0) 4 51/ 7 77 99, +49 (0) 4 51/ 7 38 84, +49 (0) 4 51/ 70 58 19
Visually impaired guests can feel the structure of the Old Town from the bronze model at "Marktplatz". The bronze city island shows the blind, the visually impaired as well as the sighted, the layout of the city centre with its historic streets and buildings. The city model was created by the sculptor Egbert Broerken who has made similar lovingly-detailed models. The Lübeck city model is 1.8 by 1.2 metres large and contains many details that can be touched and explored.
City maps and books for the visually impaired
Using their sense of touch, visually impaired guests can learn a great deal about Lübeck and the sights by means of a tactile map of the city centre and a relief book.
These are available from the Tourist-Information on Holstentorplatz, Tel.: +49 (0) 4 51/88 99 700