We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Mengstr. 4, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 451 1224190
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 145 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
Also nice if you are not too familiar with the Thomas-Mann and his family - literature

The atmosfere of the books about the Buddenbrook-family, a fantasy but with historic roots, is well depicted here. I was not too interested in the life of Thomas Mann and his... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016

Similar Things to Do in Lubeck

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

145 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 24: English reviews
Level Contributor
240 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

After having studied Thomas Mann for A Level German in the 1980s, it was interesting to visit the house. There is an entrance fee of EUR 7.00. The exhibition is on several floors and needs at least two hours to do it justice. There is also a good bookshop here. The exhibition is split into different themes; there is a... More 

Thank PandyPandora
Christian B, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Buddenbrookhaus, responded to this review

Thanks for your review on our house. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Lübeck and are glad you liked the visit in our museum. We'll try to learn from that and fix the quality of our translation. Greetings from Lübeck! More 

Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
119 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Thomas Mann described Lübeck and the house his Buddenbrooks live in very well - here you can see for yourself that most it is real. Even if you have not read the grand novel about the merchant family, you will have an extraordinary experience here as the museum makes you curious for more (and maybe you will read the book... More 

Thank A. S
Level Contributor
86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The atmosfere of the books about the Buddenbrook-family, a fantasy but with historic roots, is well depicted here. I was not too interested in the life of Thomas Mann and his family but my wife is a great fan of his work and was impressed in this museum.

Thank IWNoordergraaf
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A great museum for lovers of The Mann Family. Lot of history. Audio, video and written information. A replica of two of the rooms in the Buddenbrookhaus, where Thomas Mann lived. Each item in the rooms are marked with pages from the Buddenbrokk, so that you can read in the book at the same time as you walk around in... More 

Thank haakonwestlie72
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
Level Contributor
52 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Having read Nobel Prize winner, Thomas Mann's book, Buddenbrooks, this was one of the highlights of my trip to Luebeck. Some rooms had furniture from the original family and exhibits about the book Buddenbrooks and its author, Thomas Mann, abound in the house. There is a small charming shop selling nice items.

Thank Spiced_Olives
Level Contributor
424 reviews
374 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

If you have read the famous novel “The Buddenbrook” of the great German writer Thomas Mann(up to the end…), you will be surely interested by this place. The house looks like many others in this town. It is worth a visit, but you could also get rid of it. To me, it’s was more interesting to know how was the... More 

1 Thank Barbicane8
Level Contributor
168 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Ever read the novel "Buddenbrooks" by Thomas Mann? The author was born and raised in Lübeck. This museum is dedicated to him and his family but furthermore to his very famous novel "Buddenbrooks". Even if you have not read the book (yet) you can do so inside the museum. Furniture is labelled with corresponding pages within the novel. Take a... More 

3 Thank SydneyPerla
Escharen, Netherlands
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This Haus is a must for the Thomas Mann lovers. Here you'll find a lot of information about the history and literature concerning the Mann family.

Thank P.j.f. J
Livingston, Montana
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Very interesting an beautiful museum.A must see if you are visiting Lubeck. Looking at how the affluent people lived in the late 1800 early 1900's.

Thank erikasprahl
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
221 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

The folk that put this place together faced a pretty big obstacle: the house had been utterly destroyed by WWII bombing, save for the facade. The decision was to not rebuild the house, but rather to maintain the facade and use the space for a Thomas Mann museum. And that is what you get. For someone without a really good... More 

Thank NormBC

Travellers who viewed Buddenbrookhaus also viewed

Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein
Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein

Been to Buddenbrookhaus? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Buddenbrookhaus staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?