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Intense story of the Mann family

This museum tells the story of the Mann family with German thoroughness. The lower floor houses an... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Book come to life!

Three of the four people in our group had read or were reading Buddenbrook as background for this... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

This museum tells the story of the Mann family with German thoroughness. The lower floor houses an extensive biography; a bit dull, because it is done too thoroughly. The other floors give more documentation and some period rooms. The shop offers (almost?) all books of...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Three of the four people in our group had read or were reading Buddenbrook as background for this trip. We all went immediately to the top floor to see the reconstructed rooms and read all the stuff about the novel, rather than the floor on...More

1  Thank KennethEast
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Buddenbrooks is perhaps my all time favorite with The Magic Mountain being husband's book of choice. We both enjoyed the 90 minutes we spent learning about the Mann family (not just Thomas) and listening to audio. The second floor with the two Buddenbrooks room recreations...More

1  Thank Europelover2014
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a wonderful house and strolling around it - of course after having read the book - you feel at home: you recognise the salon, the deep house, you look out of the window and see what Tony saw. Good exhibitions on both the...More

1  Thank Malina C
Reviewed 19 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...More

2  Thank PandyPandora
Christian B, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Buddenbrookhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

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!

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...More

1  Thank A. S
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...More

Thank IWNoordergraaf
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Haakon Killingm... W
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...More

Thank Spiced_Olives
Reviewed 10 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...More

1  Thank Barbicane8
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