Weekend Breaks to Lubeck
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Top 10 Things in Lubeck on a Short Break
Willy-Brandt-Allee 6, take bus 12. This is the best hotel in Lubeck, it is well designed and equally well run. The hotel is very popular with business people, but it has a lot to offer other visitors aswell, including two restaurants; two bars; indoor heated pool; sauna; solarium; steam room; 24 hour room service; and massage services. The beautiful rooms all have minibar; TV; dataport; safe; hair dryer; and a full bathroom.
For more information visit: www.lubeck.radissonsas.com
Koberg square in the Old Town. The Christmas Market in Lubeck has been a tradition for the last 350 years, and is one of the highlights of the year and attracts many visitors from all over the world. There are a large number of stalls selling a wide variety of goods, including gifts; arts and crafts; jewellery; and local food and drink. There is also a live entertainment program, with music shows and Christmas carols. The Crhistmas Market runs from 22 November to 20 December, and is open everyday from 10h00 - 20h00.
Rathausplatz. The Town Hall dates back to 1230, and has been rebuilt many times. The remains of the original building are in the vaulting; Romanesque pillars in the cellar; and the Gothic south wall. In order to relieve the pressure on the Gothic-arcaded ground floor and foundations, the walls have been made with open-air medallions. Guided tours of the Town Hall are Monday to Friday at 11h00; 12h00; and 15h00. The tours cost $3 for adults and $1.80 for children.
Mengstrasse 48-52, take bus 5; 7; 11; 12; 14; or 16. The restaurant is housed in two patrician buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries. There is a wooden staircase and balcony that lead to two rooms filled with Thomas Mann memorabilia. They serve a wide range of Northern German and Italian dishes, skillfully prepared with only the freshest ingredients. Reservations are recommended as the restaurant is very popular. The restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 11h30 - 15h00 and 18h00 - 23h00.
Alfstrasse 36. This pub and restaurant is housed in the oldest cellar in Luback, which dates back to 1225. They brew their own beer, Zwickel and Winter Beer, on the premises; and also serve regional dishes and Bavarian specialties. Large beer mugs cost around $3. This is the place to go and experience Bavaria at it's best, with lots of beer, good food and a fun atmosphere. The pub and restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 17h00 - 01h00; and Saturday from 18h00 - 02h00.
Konigstrasse 9-11, north of Glockengiesser Strasse. This museum is housed in a building formed from two patrician houses, and displays mostly German Impressionists and paintings from around 1900. The Behnhaus houses a permanent exhibition of contemporary paintings, including works by Schumacher; Schultze; Rainer; Antes; Kirkeby; Beckmann; Lehmbruck; and Barlach. Both housses are open April to September from Tuesday to Sunday 10h00 - 17h00; and October to March from Tuesday to Sunday 10h00 - 16h00. Admission is $3.60 for adults; $1 for children 6 - 18; and children under 6 are free.
Lubeck is one of the centres for antique shops and shopping, there are a number of shops selling a wide range of antiques, including silver; crystal; porcelain; books; pewter, and English; Danish; and German furniture. All purchases can be shipped to your home anywhere in the world. Some of the best antique shops in Lubeck are Antique Center im Engelshof at Engelsgrube 40 and Antiquitaten Gunter Bannow at Fleischhauerstrasse 87. If you're looking for antique books and folios, Von Lingelsheim at Breitestrasse 42 is the place to go.
Located between Lubeck and Grevesmuhlen on B105. This is one of the best places near Lubeck to take the children for an experience of a life time. The tiger park has a wide range of activities and exhibitions on offer, including training with tigers; a circus where visitors can join in the fun; a petting zoo for the young children; a playground; and of course tigers. There is also a picnic area as well as a cafe, which sells a range of refreshments. The park is open from 9 April to 17 October everyday from 10h00 - 18h00.
For further information visit the park's website: www.tigerpark-dassow.de
Kronsforder Allee 11-13, take bus 2; 7; 10; 16; or 32. This is one of the top hotels in Lubeck, and is housed in two former patrician town houses on a tree-lined boulevard. The hotel offers a wide range of facilities, including a restaurant; a breakfast room; a lounge; an indoor heated pool; a sauna; 24 hour room service; and laundry services. The stylishly furnished rooms come in different shapes and sizes, and have TV; telephone; a dataport; minibar; hair dryer; safe; and a full bathroom.
For more information visit the hotel's website: www.kaiserhof-luebeck.de
Beckergrube 71, take bus 12. This is possibly the best restaurant in Lubeck, and is housed in the chef's elegant 16th century house. The atmosphere is created by chandeliers and oil paintings.
The restaurant is run by master chef, Roy Petermann, who offers refined and imaginative French and Continental cuisine. Only the best and freshest ingredients are used, the items on the menu change with the season. In autumn game is one the menu, but seafood is always available.
The restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 19h00 - 23h00. Reservations are required.
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