Art & exhibitions


Is this art or rubbish? No question, art has a high significance here in Lübeck. As a city of culture we have an incredible range of museums, galleries, studios and artists. During the HanseKulturFestival we would like to spark your interest in art. Artists and craftsmen present their works and display them at rather unusual places, for example in retail or private houses. Look forward to exciting and sometimes even controversial conversations with the artists.

Museum Quarter St. Anne's
FR, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • SA, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • SU, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • St.-Annen-Straße 15
Something to look forward to: The visit of St. Anne's Museum and St Anne's Art Gallery during the HanseKulturFestival is free of charge. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the special exhibition "Chanel, Dior, Pucci ... fashion myths of the 50's to 70's" awaits you here. It shows how the world was to become more colorful, beautiful and carefree after the Second World War. In addition, Lübeck-based labels are presented exclusively at the Museum Quarter St. Anne's according to the motto "7 at a stroke" and give an insight into Lübeck's fashion scene of today.

Lübeck - From Another Point of View
FR 7 p.m. (Vernissage) • SA and SU, 1 - 5 p.m. • Wahmstraße 83
The special field Visual Arts of the University for Music and Art teaches about 200 students at the age between four and 87. Already for the first HanseKulturFestival, many students came together and decorated the streets with their pictures. This time there is a joint exhibition: children, teenagers and adult students of art will show their talent with typical impressions of Lübeck that are painted, drawn, printed or stuck on paper bags. Let Lübeck's flair inspire you.

Wasserlinien - Wege an der Ostsee (Exhibition)
FR to SU, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Buchbinderei & Galerie Blattgold, Weberstraße 1f (Aegidienhof)
According to the motto "waterlines", the Buchbinderei & Galerie Blattgold will exhibit photographs by Chris Manteufel and watercolour paintings by Christel Eikenbusch (both of them will be on site on Saturday at 11.30 a.m.) In this beautiful traditional bindery in the heart of Lübeck, you can enjoy cold drinks and snacks, while you will have the possibility to chat a bit about art and artistic creations. The exhibition can be visited until the 8th of July.

OPEN - Window Gallery
FR to SU, all-day • Düvekenstraße 1-3, St.-Annen-Straße
The residents of the upper Düvekenstraße on the corner to the St.-Annen-Straße will present the prettiest views of Lübeck and their quarter as an exhibition in their front windows. Pictures, drawings and watercolour pictures can be marvelled at. So come and have a peek through the beautiful, historic windows!

Urban Sketching Trial Course
FR, 5-6 p.m. • SA and SU, 11-12 a.m. • Atelier Frauke Bochers, Düvekenstraße 1-3 • entry € 13.00/ reduced € 8.00; € 2.00 for paper and pencils. For registration see or +49 451-796274.
Urban Sketching is more about the "drive", than details and precision. You will learn the methods of this painting technique and capture all the special corners and places of the neighbourhood with a pencil, it couldn't be better! This course is suitable for beginners as well as advanced students.

Sketch Walk Lübeck
SA and SU, 12 a.m. • Hundestraße 43, Weintraubengang 7
Annett Schroeder already did an Urban Sketching exhibition during the HanseKulturFestival in 2016. This time she will offer tours through the quarter for all those, who are interested. Starting point will be at Hundestraße 43/ Weintraubengang 7, where she will give a short introduction and provide the participants with information. Afterwards the sketching begins. Afterwards the results will be exhibited. 

Art to borrow 
SA and SU, 12 - 18 p.m. ● Brömsen-Palais, Schildstraße 12
The art lending library of the faculty for art in the beautiful Brömsen-Palais opens their doors. Prints of Peter Nagel, Günter Grass, Paul Wunderlich or Ingrid Schmeck and many more other artists can be adored and borrowed. The artwork can be collected on 11th June right after the HanseKulturFestival.

High pressure in the garden
SA and SU, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. • Brömsen-Palais, Schildstraße 12
Children, teenagers and adults will have the possibility to discover the artistic form of high pressure in the idyllic garden of the Brömsen-Palais. Lecturers of the Musik- und Kunstschule Lübeck introduce you to the technique of linoleum- and woodcut. For a small fee you can join them.


Flower bed
FR, 5 - 10 p.m. • SA, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. • SUN, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. • cross Wahmstraße/ Krähenstraße/ Balauerfohr
At the festival's most central spot, watch a 3D painter transform the otherwise inconspicuous intersection of Wahmstraße and Krähenstrasse into a wonderful sea of flowers. But beware: the 3D effect is only visible from a certain point. For selfie addictiveness we assume no liability!

FR, from 6 p.m. • SA and SU all day • Stavenstraße 35
The art workshop in the hidden rear building of the Stavenstraße 35 offers lots of space for creativity. The host Franziska Koschmidder exhibits her paintings together with Wolfgang Christophersen. The upper studio room is open for everybody who wants to paint or print his or her own unicum.

Picturesque alleyways
SA and SU, 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. • meeting point: Von-Höveln-Gang, Wahmstraße 75 • admission € 5, - material costs
Some say that the alleyways of Lübeck look like they are painted. What could be better than taking that opportunity and starting to get creative yourself? Under the guidance of artist Manfred Sänger you go into the picturesque old town scenery and let the brush run wild.

Fairy tale dresses and Kraftbilder (eng.: Force pictures)
FR to SU, all day • Kulturcafé Sofa, St.-Annen-Straße 1
Two artists will exhibit at the Kulturcafé Sofa during the weekend: Wiltrud Wagner is showing pictures under the guise of "fairytale dresses", while Janina Pekrun is dedicating herself to the motto "pictures of strength". A wild mix or a unique symbiosis? Come and find out!

Living like a bird or a bee
FR, 5 p.m. • SA and SU, all day • Weberstraße 1d (outside)
The art installation on the framework-wall of the Weberstraße 1d shows colourful aviaries as well as an insect hotel to point to the value of these important animals. They need their space just like us. Who says that we can't share our living space? In relation to the campaign days of biodiversity they will show how coexistence can be lived.

Hanse-Volk and others - yesterday, today and tomorrow
FR, 6 - 9 p.m. • SA, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. • SU, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Weberstraße 1d
The group of artists called ESPERANZA presents an exhibition with a really special perspective on the Hanseatic city through the eyes of immigrants from Lübeck. Presented are, among others, sculptures made out of paper by the artists Svetlana Nazarova and the painter Felix Birchansky.

15 points of views
FR to SU, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. • gallery Ansichtssache, Hüxstraße 34
Photography and Thomas Berg: two concepts that are inextricably linked. Based in the Hüxstraße for a long time, the gallery Ansichtssache shows a selection of his work for the first time outside of his studio. 15 views of Lübeck, his personal view of his hometown. On Sunday, Thomas Berg is in the gallery from 11 a.m. to share his works with you.