Strolling Through Lübeck’s Old Town

I enjoyed the Old Town of Lübeck so much. Cobblestone streets with pastel-colored buildings and interesting architecture.





The windowboxes of red geraniums that always make me think of Germany.


Same with the lace curtains.


The author Thomas Mann was born in Lübeck, and his Nobel-prize-winning masterwork, Buddenbrooks, was set there. I didn’t know about Buddenbrookhaus, the museum for Mann and his brother Heinrich, when we were there, so it’s possible we walked right by it. You can see the museum in the movie Buddenbrooks. I want to read the book, but would love to watch the movie as well.

After years in Switzerland and the U.S., Mann returned to Lübeck in 1955 to be proclaimed an honorary citizen. Sadly, he died three months later. It is said that viewing the postwar ruins had broken his heart.

Bundesarchiv photo

Bundesarchiv photo

Can you imagine your hometown looking like this? I can’t, and am lucky I haven’t had to experience it.


And then there’s this. Sheesh, McDonald’s is everywhere.




Lübeck is known for its brickwork and I can see why. Nothing plain or boring about it.

Great weekend, everyone!


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10 Responses to Strolling Through Lübeck’s Old Town

  1. anroworld says:

    I feel in love with this city, it does look unbelievably nice! I also liked that windows with flowers and typical design. You can feel special atmosphere! And then Macdonald s, that’s inappropriate at all. When countries will stop selling unhealthy fast-food, but most important when people stop eating it! Great weekend, Carole!

  2. Caroline says:

    Seeing your hometown destroyed must have been a huge shock.
    I wish Buddenbrooks weren’t so long. I’d love to read it.

  3. Towns like this make you feel like you could always see something new, no matter how many times you walked the same streets. I feel that way about my neighborhood too.

  4. What interesting architecture in those first pictures! Love the colors!

  5. Thank you so much for the experience. 🙂 Great to know about these new places and their little secrets.

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