2.1 Study site Lübeck

Lübeck is located in northern Germany, close to the Baltic Sea. It has about 220,000 inhabitants and was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The water-enclosed Old Town with its roughly 1,800 listed buildings, historic alleyways and crisscrossed lanes is not only picturesque, but is also the hub of an extremely busy major city.

There are about 9,000 students enrolled in the three universities in Lübeck:

Lübeck is proud to claim three Nobel Prize winners among its residents:

  • Thomas Mann (1875-1955 / Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929),
  • Willy Brandt (1913-1992 / Nobel Peace Prize in 1971), and
  • Günter Grass (born in Danzig in 1927- 2015 / Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999).

Companies of global renown have their headquarters in Lübeck. These include the medical and security engineering manufacturer Dräger, the marzipan manufacturer I.G. Niederegger, the the shipping company Oldendorff and the biotech company G.C. Hahn & Co who is the global market leader in the field of food stabilizers. Lübeck has become a leading center of medical engineering and medical IT.

The seaside resort of Travemünde is only a short train ride away. You can spend the days at the white sandy beach, get active on the water, enjoy the spa architecture while strolling down the promenade and try out the typical Northern German dish Fischbrötchen (fish roll) prepared from freshly caught fish.