Museumsnacht im Willy-Brandt-Haus Lübeck Copyright: Olaf Malzahn

Willy-Brandt-Haus Lübeck

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.

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.

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Opening Hours & Admission

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Open daily, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., including holidays.

Closed December 24th – 25th, December 31st and January 1st

In 2023, the exhibition will also be closed on June 12th and July 10th.

Free admission

How to Find Us

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.

Limited Accessibility

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.

Guided Tours

High Noon with Willy Brandt
Saturdays and sundays 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.

From July 2nd our regular exhibition tours start again! Saturdays + sundays | 3 – 4 pm.

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

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The Willy-Brandt-Haus Lübeck is open to everyone! Admission is free!
You will be welcomed by competent and friendly staff who will answer your questions anytime.

Willy-Brandt-Haus Lübeck
Königstraße 21
23552 Lübeck

Open daily, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., including holidays


Closed on December 24th/25th, December 31st and January 1st


Special opening hours for guided tours are possible upon consultation.

Free admission

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