The Willy-Brandt-Haus Lübeck is the institution for contemporary history in the birthplace of the first social-democratic Federal Chancellor and later recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Whether as a young social democrat, opponent of the Nazis and political refugee or later as a politician in Berlin and Bonn, Willy Brandt’s life-long engagement for democracy remains an inspiration to this day. Unlike few others he changed the Federal Republic and devoted himself to fostering peace and freedom in Europe and the world. Our permanent exhibit concentrates on that political life and enables a fascinating stroll through the history of the 20th century.
Health protection is our top priority. That is why we have developed a circular route through the permanent exhibition. You can also use your own smartphone to access additional content and information digitally using a QR code. But we also need your support: Please note the applicable hygiene and clearance regulations.
The multimedia and interactive permanent exhibition on Willy Brandt’s political life and influence encourages a critical examination of history and contemporary times. In addition, as a pedagogical site for the history of democracy and human rights, the Haus Lübeck offers a comprehensive programme with special exhibitions, panel discussions, lectures, guided tours and workshops. Historical-political education opportunities for school groups and educators constitute the museum’s special pedagogical focus.
We are looking forward to your visit! Please adhere to the official provisions and obligations due to the pandemic situation.
Open daily, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., including holidays.
Closed December 24th – 26th, December 31st and January 1st
You can reach us from the Main Train Station with bus lines 10, 11, 21, 31 and 39, from the town hall with bus line 4, “Katharineum” station (50 m walkway), and from the castle gate with all lines (exception: line 10), “Koberg” station (100 m walkway).
There are no parking spaces adjacent to the Haus Lübeck. We recommend using the public parking spaces on Kanalstraße (500 m walkway) if arriving by automobile.
The exhibition is accessible by ramp (max 225 kg) and can be navigated in a wheelchair. On weekends we recommend prior notification. A disabled toilet is also accessible by wheelchair. Guide dogs are permitted.
High Noon with Willy Brandt (starting June 1, 2021)
Daily at 12 pm
Twelve o’clock: The introduction lasts 12 minutes, afterwards you are invited to explore the life and work of Willy Brandt in our permanent exhibition on your own.
Free entry for the exhibition and tour. Advance registration is not required.
Hygiene regulations and obligations apply.
Due to hygene-restrictions the usual offers are limited
We offer children a special programme which relates in exciting picture stories how a working-class boy from Lübeck became an internationally respected statesman. Our very young guests can explore the exhibit on their own with the help of a “search-your-memory” game.