Each city sight of Lübeck is a unique historical landmark. To explore the main places of interest in Lübeck the tourists are recommended to cruise the city central streets on foot. The private residence of the 18th century named Behnhaus located in the Königstrasse is a great architectural masterpiece. Simple building with Rayonnants and traditional front side is nowadays turned to a museum. Among the presented museum showpieces one will find the paintings of Friedrich Overbeck and other painters of the edge of 19th – 20th centuries.
The private residence Buddenbrookhaus is of the same cultural interest and historical importance. The residence was built in the first part of the 19th century. This landmark will be of greater interest for genuine gourmands as the magnificent building hosts an upscale restaurant serving ethnic cuisine. The symbolic landmark of the city is the Holstentor. It is a part of the fortifying construction which was erected in Lübeck in the middle of the 15th century.
After savoring the impressive look of the ancient gateway the tourists can visit the Historical Museum set in close vicinity to the landmark. Its vast collection numbers in the thousands of priceless showpieces among which one will find ancient arms, domestic objects, historical documents and art objects. In the heart of the historical part of Lübeck one will find the Town Hall. The construction of this unique building started in the 13th century and lasted for about one hundred years. The main construction material was rare glazed bricks. The ancient Town Hall is considered to be the most beautiful construction of the city as well as the best town hall of the country.