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

Willy-Brandt-Haus Lübeck

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.

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. On 23 May 2021, the exhibition opens at 2.30 p.m.

Closed December 24–26, December 31 and January 1

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.


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.

Guided Tours

Due to hygene-restrictions the usual offers are limited


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

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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.

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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 Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., including holidays

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

Special opening hours for guided tours are possible upon consultation.

Free admission

Please contact us, if you have any questions:

Phone: 0451 / 122 425 0


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