Lübeck, a two-in-one meetings destination
Queen of all Hanseatic cities
Lübeck is known as the Queen of all the Hanseatic cities and together with Travemünde, a seaside resort on the Baltic coast only a stone’s throw away, it provides the perfect package for conventions and events: Meet in town and relax at the seaside – or the other way round!
History close to the Baltic coast
With a history dating back to the 12th century, Lübeck is among Germany’s most charming cities, full of reminders of medieval times and historical attractions that hark back to the city’s glorious past as a free imperial and Hanseatic city. However, as a major port and transport hub on the Baltic coast with a population of over 200,000, it is also an important economic centre with a thriving local business community that is supported by numerous world-class academic and research institutions. As a modern conference and congress destination, it benefits from the collaboration with neighbouring Travemünde and as a joint initiative of both towns, Lübeckcongress, the body promoting the local MICE industry, can offer a wide variety of locations and options for organisers.
Transport & location
Transport & location
Lübeck is uniquely positioned as Europe’s most southwestern Baltic Sea port and in close proximity to Hamburg which is a mere 40 miles away. Its railway station is right in the town centre with high-speed train connections from and to major cities. Lübeck also benefits from an international airport close to the centre and Hamburg’s airport can be reached in under 90 minutes by public transport. For Scandinavian countries, regular ferry services provide an additional convenient transport option.
The Music and Congress Hall is Lübeck’s biggest convention centre with a multitude of spaces, including a big concert hall as well as numerous seminar rooms. The centrally located venue has excellent sustainability credentials and carries the Green Globe certification for sustainable tourism. For corporate functions with a difference, try the Media Docks cluster of listed warehouses or add a tour of the legendary four-mast sailing ship Passat, one of Travemünde’s most popular sights.
Both Lübeck and Travemünde also offer a number of top conference hotels such as the Columbia Hotel Casino Travemünde right by the beach, the Atlantic Hotel Lübeck in the heart of Lübeck’s historical old town or the Radisson Blue Senator Hotel, beautifully located on the Trave river next to the Music and Congress Hall and featuring its own jetty for boat tours. Altogether, there are over 60 hotels in Lübeck and Travemünde with more than 5,500 beds.
Things to see & do
Things to see & do
Stroll through Lübeck’s unique old town neighbourhood which is surrounded by water on all sides and became the first in northern Europe to be named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 1987. With its seven church steeples, the Holsten Gate as the city’s most famous landmark, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque and neo-classical buildings, narrow lanes, churches and merchants‘ houses it’s simply remarkable and a joy to explore. Foodies should try the typical seafood on offer, such as shrimps and pickled herring, and for every sweet tooth, sampling the famous Niederegger marzipan which has been produced here since 1806 is a must: Café Niederegger in the city centre is a Lübeck institution, offering a staggering choice of cakes (and not just marzipan!) and the Marzipan Museum on the second floor provides insights into the history of marzipan and features life-size marzipan figures.
Marzipan and more
The food industry has traditionally had a strong presence here and is today Lübeck’s largest production cluster with 100 companies. Further strong sectors are healthcare and eHealth, media training operations, logistics, retail and wind energy.