Culture is hereditary

The seven spires are a very particular element of Lübeck's UNESCO World Heritage. One of them is the spire of St. Jacob's church in the Northern part of the Old Town, which is usually the very left steeple in the Lübeck panorama. In 2017 St. Jacob's offers an extensive programme dedicated to the 30th anniversary.

April to September
30 years of the UNESCO World Heritage award - 30 organ vespers. Makes sense, right? The historical organs from the 15th century present melodies from the past and the presence and cheer the heart. Vespers take place 13th, 20th and 27th May at 5.00 p.m.

May to September
The "Little Jacob" is a two hours pilgrimage tour from St. Jacob's around the Old Town to Lübeck's rampart with a breath taking view of the Old Town silhouette. Via different routes you will experience a guided spiritual tour. At particular spots you will get insights into people's lives in different centuries. The pilgrimage ends at the Jakobus café with a little refreshment, followed by the vespers, where the historical organ sounds will be combined with texts and pilgrims' blessing. Explore this pilgrim route with a focus on Lübeck's UNESCO World Heritage between May and September every first Saturday of the month from 2.30 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.

June 10th 2017
At the beginning of 2016 there was a sensational discovery at the church pews of St. Jacob's church. By accident broadsheets from the late 16th respectively early 17th century were found here. After being hidden from the public eyes for so long, the broadsheets will finally be presented. An exhibition invites you to get to know Lübeck's history and its treasures. The vernissage will take place June 10th 2017 at 5.00 p.m.

The old pastor houses at the Northern site of St. Jacob's have been redeveloped and restored the past 30 years and will be open to the public from autumn again. To celebrate this occasion there will be public guided tours for 30 days. The tour presents many facets of Lübeck's history and many functions of the pastor houses. Ceiling and mural paintings from the middle age, the renaissance, the baroque and the presence are waiting to be explored. The exact time of the event will be announced shortly.