The impressive museum Behnhouse/Drägerhouse houses a significant collection of paintings from the 19th century and the classical modern period. The historic rooms have exhibits of interior decoration dating from the 18th and 19th centuries which bring the past to life.
The museum is located in two palatial houses dating from the 18th century: The Behnhouse and the Drägerhouse.
In addition to the significant collections of paintings and sculptures from the 19th century and the classical modern period, the historic rooms have exhibits of interior decoration dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.
In particular, the "private quarters of the lord and lady of the house" situated in a wing of the Behnhouse are some of the most eminent neoclassical interiors of Northern Germany.
The Drägerhouse features a remarkable collections of rooms created according to French models with a Rococo-style festival suite unique in Lübeck.
The collection housed in the two buildings focuses primarily on art from the Age of Romanticism and the Nazarenes. These include works by Caspar David Friedrich, Carl Blechen, Carl Gustav Carus and Lübeck's Friedrich Overbeck.
The collection of classic modern art includes paintings by Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Max Slevogt, Gotthardt Kuehl, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and principally those of Edvard Munch, who was active in Lübeck during the 20th century.
Through its dual role as art gallery and historic premises, the house is considered one of the most beautiful museums of Northern Germany.
Jan - March: Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
April - Dec: Tues - Sun 10 am - 5 pm
Adults € 8.00
Reduced € 4.00
Children € 2.50
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Museum Behnhouse/Drägerhouse, gallery of the 19th century and the classical modern
Königstr. 9-11, 23552 Lübeck
Tel.: +49 (0) 4 51/1 22 41 48