The Willy-Brandt-Haus Lübeck is the institition 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.
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.
Open daily 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., including holidays
Closed December 24–26, December 31 and January 1
The exhibition will be closed on Monday, February 24th, 2020, and on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020.
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 entire Haus Lübeck can be navigated in a wheelchair via a ramp (max 225 kg). On weekends we recommend a prior notification. A WC for wheelchair occupants is also accessible. Guide dogs are permitted.
Starting Januar 15, accessibility is limited due to construction works.
Free public tours take place every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Group tours and tours of the city are available by appointment.
Registration: +49 451 122 4250
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.