The exclusive amenities of this holiday home on Lübeck´s old town island does not leave anything to be desired.

Guesthouse – Malerwinkel

A romantic historical house in Lübeck´s picturesque alleyways in the district around the cathedral (Domviertel) – Malerwinkel (Painter´s Corner)

Situated at the edge of Lübeck´s old town, the so called „Malerwinkel“ is a tranquil and idyllic spot. If you didn´t know that you are right in the city centre, you´d think you were in a small northern German village enjoying its relaxed everyday life, the rhythm of which is being interrupted only by tourists from all over the world who are always welcome in Lübeck.

Between the impressive ramparts and the river Trave you can often see artists from all corners of the world, transferring this unique and genuine view of Lübeck´s old town onto canvas. The Malerwinkel of Lübeck is an area where everybody can relax and more and more people, especially young residents of Lübeck, come to the banks of the river to enjoy the sun, have a barbecue or go for a swim. From the small park on the river Trave you have a direct view onto the opposite embankment and Lübeck´s old town with its narrow medieval buildings. Let your gaze wonder over the spires of Lübeck´s churches, the impressive Dom cathedral and all the other stunning buildings. The high spires of St. Marien, St. Petri and the Dom cathedral of Lübeck form an impressive contrast to the old storage buildings and small and humble houses along the river. Strolling along the small road next to the river Trave you arrive at lovingly restored old town houses that look as if they had just been freshly painted. Many restaurants invite you to pause and enjoy the wonderful views.

This property is situated right in the centre of Lübeck. Lübeck is the independent regional centre and the second largest city in the northernmost federal state with about 215,000 inhabitants. The regional accessibility is very good due to its excellent connection to its supra-regional economic area with its economic centres, which have been optimized by the recent connection to the Baltic motorway A20. Regarding private transport in particular, there are also direct connections to the German motorways BAB1 (Oldenburg-Lübeck-Hamburg-Rhine/Ruhr) and BAB 20 (Baltic Sea), as well as 6 federal roads (e.g. to Kiel, Schwerin), which are very important. The town centre with its attractive pedestrian zones amidst historic surroundings, as well as Lübeck´s cultural landmark – „The Holstentor“ – Lübeck´s historic gate, offer a high quality stay for visitors and residents of Lübeck, and are reachable within a few minutes’ walk.

The „Alleyway-House“ is situated in a quiet side road in the residential area around Lübeck´s Dom cathedral, the so called „Domviertel-An der Obertrave“ in a favourable residential area (Malerwinkel). Many freelancers and self-employed professionals have settled down in this area and learned to love and appreciate this idyllic area of Lübeck.


The property has first been mentioned in 1351. In 1446 reference to a row of 7 stalls was made. In 1460 7 stalls turned into 8, which have been rebuilt with a continuous saddleback roof in the 16th century. Since 1593 named “Rehagen” and reconstructed in the 18th century with a one-sided mansard roof. There were so called hall sitting areas in the attic which could be reached via an outside staircase. The oldest documented building development was 1430-1446. The defining development and extension, however, took place 1740-1760. The attic room (mansard) was refurbished mid 18th century. Since 1989 the original parts of the alleyway house are protected under monument conservation laws. The special windows “Dornsenfenster” have been renewed in the first half of the 19th century.

From an architectural point of view the area “Malerwinkel” comes close to a small, historic harbour district, which a long time ago was exactly what it was. In the old salt storage buildings salt from Lüneburg was stored. They were built between 1579 and 1745 and are also today a famous landmark of Lübeck. Then the so called “white gold” was loaded onto ships in Lübeck and transported to Scandinavia, where rocksalt was not a naturally-occurring mineral, but essential to preserve fish, which was present in great quantity. At a later stage the storage buildings were used to store goods such as cloth, corn or timber. The harbour in the “Malerwinkel” district is not in its original state. However, there are excursion boats along the canal, which take you on a small journey around the district.


The easiest way to find the almost hidden district „Malerwinkel“ is by walking from the „Holstentor“ gate along the street „Wallstraße“. After a 5-10 minute walk you reach the „Malerwinkel“. After discovering this area you can simply stroll through the old part of Lübeck to look at further historic landmarks. You should not miss the 5 big town churches with its high spires which can be seen from the “Malerwinkel”.