Literatur im Hotel
For over 40 years the Klassik Altstadt Hotel, which in itself dates back to a „bathhouse” in 1299, offers echoes of Lübecks famous literary ancestors under one roof in a listed merchant House.
The hotel, that is situated in the heart of the historic old town of Lübeck, has always had a strong emphasis on art and culture.
Since 2002 the 11 double rooms are dedicated to the personalities from Lübeck, who have shaped the cultural heritage of this renowned and charming medieval city. In the 17 single rooms, you will find personal travel reports written by various authors of the last centuries about Lübeck. They poetically describe their experiences and impressions, of the Hanseatic city.
Lübeck is not only known for its Marzipan but also for its famous writers. In this UNESCO World-heritage city once upon several different times, lived and worked literary luminaries: Emanual Geibel, Ida Boy-Ed, Dorothea Schlösser, Erich Mühsam, Heinrich Mann not to forget our two Literature Nobel-prize winners Thomas Mann and Günter Grass.
Since local literature moves the heart of the family run house from the beginning until the present, this Literaturehotel wants to share its knowledge of Lübeck as well as its own history, that is often reflected in the stories of past and present authors.
„We are all aware, that not all British speakers are acquainted with the german authors never-minding the fact that the language barrier may be a difficulty. Since my son and I are both bilingual and our staff all speak english it is our ambition to convey the local literature, if only by means of literature walks in english or visits to the named museums. „ says owner Hilke Flebbe
In the Hotel library the english speaking guests will find „The peeling of the onion” from Günter Grass and „The Buddenbrooks”
from Thomas Mann, amongst other great books in english
“Primarily, we want our guests to relax. During their holidays, they can concentrate on things that they usually do not have the time for. A beautiful boat trip around the old town of Lübeck or a visit in the unique Marzipan-salon, or maybe a marvelous stroll through the many quaint little alleys and courtyards, that start right in-front of our doorstep.” remarks Alex Flebbe, „Not forgetting of course the many bars, restaurants and cafes that the historic old town has to offer”.
Stories are however a great souvenir which can be taken home
The focus on literature is only one of many reasons for choosing the Klassik Altstadt Hotel set in the heart of this beautiful UNESCO world- heritage and literature city of Lübeck.