The European Hansemuseum in Lübeck is the top address worldwide for the history of the Hanse. The Hanse cities in northern Europe, with Lübeck at the top, were centres of economic power and civic prosperity. At the same time, the trade association of the Hanse fostered a multi-faceted flourishing of culture – including music. The European Hansemuseum vividly depicts this culture and its origins. Since May 2015, young and old discoverers have been able to embark on a journey into history at the European Hansemuseum. The museum vividly tells of the rise and fall of the Hanse by immersing visitors in the world of the Middle Ages and the life of the merchants. By means of stagings and the latest museum technology, the visitors embark on an emotional journey through time. From the new museum building with its roof terrace, which has received several awards, you can enjoy a unique view over the port of Lübeck. The new building nestles against the historic castle convent, which was one of the germ cells of medieval Lübeck. With its vault paintings it is one of the most significant monastery complexes in Northern Germany and is also frequently used for musical productions.