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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.

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.

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Opening Hours & Admission

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

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


For a responsible coexistence, we ask for consistent compliance with the hygiene measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

* Please refrain from attending an event if you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness.

* Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory in the event premises. Once you have taken your seat, you are permitted to remove the mask (the minimum distance of 1.5 metres is maintained by fixed seating). Only 35 people are allowed in the exhibition at the same time.

* The collection of contact details for the purpose of tracing infection chains is mandatory. We provide forms for you to fill in by hand on site.

* Please adhere to the applicable distance rules and move prudently in the event premises.

* We recommend that you disinfect your hands before and after your visit. Surfaces and objects in the event rooms are regularly disinfected by our team.

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We are looking foreward to your visit!

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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