Trace the history of Jewish people in Lubeck during the Hanseatic Era and World War II with the Jewish History Guide. Discover a little known Jewish heritage. See the Synagogue and Holstentor, and visit the Lubeck Cathedral

  • Explore Lubeck with a 5-Star Jewish History Guide
  • See the Lubeck Synagogue – the only active synagogue in Schleswig-Holstein
  • Learn about Jewish persecution and the Holocaust
  • See the highlights of Lubeck, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit the magnificent Lubeck Cathedral

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  • 2 Hours
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The history of Jews in Lubeck tells the history of antisemitism in Germany before Hitler and World War II. On this original tour you will discover forgotten stories of Jews from the Hanseatic era and learn about the anti-semitic prejudices that led to the”Final Solution” and the Holocaust. Experience Jewish Lubeck!

Choose the 2-hour option to explore the highlights of Lubeck’s Old Town with the Jewish History Guide. Most city tours skip on the Jewish history, but it is actually pretty interesting and worth discovering. As an imperial city and capital of the Hanseatic League, Lubeck did not permit Jewish people to reside within its gates, with a few exceptions that you will learn about during the tour. You will see the famous Holstentor gate and the impressive St. Mary’s Church, located within the Hanseatic merchants’ district where some Jewish merchants would also come from time to time.

Another point of interest will be the Katharineum, where Rabbi Felix F. Carlebach and his son, and some other Jewish students and professors attended. You will also see the only synagogue in the “City of Seven Towers”, and learn about the “Night of the Broken Glass” and the Holocaust. The tour will pass the Museum of St. Anne’s Church, and end in front of the magnificent Lubeck Cathedral. If you wish, you can enter inside and hear its fascinating history from your passionate Private Guide.

  • Private Tour about the Jewish History of the Hanseatic City of Lubeck
  • Jewish History Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
  • Free admission to the Lubeck Cathedral
  • A special route passing by the Lubeck Synagogue (outside)
  • Interesting facts about Lubeck, Jewish history and the Holocaust
  • Entry to the Synagogue

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Lubeck Synagogue

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What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
  • Lubeck Cathedral is usually open every day from 10 AM to 5 PM. Church tours during scheduled events (such as the Sunday, daily and holiday masses) are limited, so parts or the entire church may be closed at the time of your visit. In such a case, you will only see it from the outside.