• Visit the Mann family
    You learn everything you need to know about the amazing Family in the Buddenbrookhaus.
  • The walk-in novel
    Experience the world-famous novel Buddenbrooks with all senses
  • Selfie with Tommy
    This is only possible in the Buddenbrookhaus.

World Literature at Home

Behind the white front of Buddenbrook House, built in 1758, lies one of the most unique literary museums in the world, created for Expo 2000 as the world’s only literature project. In the permanent exhibition »The Buddenbrooks – Novel of the Century«, a piece of international literature becomes living reality: Thomas Mann’s book in one’s hand, one enters the upstairs rooms of the historic family home to find the novel reproduced as a walk-in story – an invitation to join in a literary puzzle. In a second exhibition »The Manns – a family of authors«, the lives and works of this »amazing family« unfold chronologically. Numerous sound and film recordings invite the visitor to discover the Manns in a particularly personal way.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday
1st of January - 31st of January
11am - 5pm

Monday - Sunday
1st of February - 31st of March
11am - 5pm

Monday - Sunday
1st of April - 31st of December
10am - 6pm



Mengstraße 4
23552 Lübeck

Phone +49 451 1224190
Fax +49 451 1224140