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Jan.-March daily 11 am - 5 pm, April-Dec. daily 10 am - 6 pm
The 'Buddenbrookhaus' is a literature museum in the middle of the historical part of Lübeck. A visit leads you into the world of the 'Buddenbrooks' and the Mann family. The museum was altered in 2000 and got the museum prize of the Council of Europe in 2001. In a modern and vivid way, it presents the life and work of the Mann family in the exhibition "The Manns - a family of writers". The exhibition "The Buddenbrooks - one of the most significant novels of the 20th century" traces the novel at the scene of its action. Exactly in the place where the Mann family inhabited the first floor, the visitor finds the scenery room and the dining room as representation of rooms mentioned in the "Buddenbrooks". Connected to these "novel-themed rooms", an exhibition on the development and significance of the novel is shown. It combines academic precision with a most vivid presentation. In addition to the permanent exhibitions the Buddenbrookhaus offers numerous special exhibitions and a rich programme of literary events.
thematic focus: literature (personalities)
Adults 5,- €, reduced 4,10 € (reduced group charges for 12 and more persons), pupils/students 2,60 €, families 12,50 €
Combined ticket for both houses of the „Kulturstiftung“ (Culture foundation) (including the Günter-Grass-Haus) for adults 7,- €, pupils/students 4,- €, families 18,- €
Presentation of films based on literature; lectures accompanied by slides, on requested topics relating to the Mann family and Lübeck
Guided tours of permanent exhibitions, of special exhibitions and on selected topics
Special offer: literary walks tracing Heinrich and Thomas Mann in Lübeck, every Sunday at 11 am from spring to autumn, please call if you would like to have a special appointment
Lecture series, readings and vocational training for teachers offered. For further information please call one of the stated numbers. Our quarterly programme can be sent on demand.
Museum shop with literature and exclusive items related to the Mann family
At Christmas time a literary café is offering culinary treats related to the "Buddenbrooks" by Thomas Mann
Quarterly calendar of events
Catalogues of the Buddenbrookhaus
(please ask for the conditions of purchase at the museum)
The "Förderverein Buddenbrookhaus e.V. " (registered supportive association for the Buddenbrookhaus) supports research on and the presentation of the life and work of the Mann family, especially of the brothers Heinrich and Thomas Mann. It is involved in the realization of exhibitions, literary events and the purchase of new exhibits. The association is actively looking for new members. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Buddenbrookhaus is situated in the centre of Lübeck and can be easily reached.