The Altstadt and most of the city’s attractions can be reached on foot from the Hauptbanhof, about a 15-minute walk from the Marktplatz. You can also take bus no. 1, 5, 11, or 21. Fare is 2.20€.
For tourist information, contact the Lübeck-Informations-Zentrum, just next to the entrance to the medieval city, Holstentor (Holsten Gate), at Holstentorplatz 1–5 (tel. 0451/8899700; www.luebeck-tourismus.de), January to May and October to December Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm; June to September Monday to Friday 9:30am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 3pm, and Sunday 10am to 2pm. Admission to each of Lübeck’s museums is 6€ for adults and 3€ for children and students. Tip: If you’re going to visit two museums, you’ll save 50 percent off your admission to the second one by showing your receipt from the first.
Special Events --Lübeck is the center of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (tel. 0451/389570; www.shmf.de), with performances during July and August every year. At the Christmas market, vendors from northwestern Germany sell their wares—many of them handmade items from toys to pottery—during the 3 weeks before Christmas on the Rathausplatz.