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“A Literary Insight”
Review of Buddenbrookhaus

Buddenbrookhaus
Ranked #12 of 59 things to do in Lubeck
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2012

An extremely well presented museum in both English and German. I learnt a huge amount about Thomas Mann and also his brother Heinrich. If you have any interest in literature this is not to be missed

3  Thank Ian D
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

A waste of money, even a rip-off. Two floors, and on each a modest room: one has panels with photos and small texts (In German and English) concerning T.Mann's daughter Elisabeth (about whom I dare think that just a few dedicated Mann buffs could care a bit, if at all); the other one has a few pieces of furniture covered by white sheets (you know, dust...) and again panels about the events that led to the writing and publishing of The Buddenbrooks. Nothing (except the sofas with their white sheets) that couldn't more profitably be seen on the internet. All of this nothingness for an outrageous price, with an added unpleasant twist: at the entrance a text in English mentions a reduction for seniors that, when a senior tourist asks for it, is explained to concern only Lubeck citizens (so, why show that information in English?)

3  Thank artabano
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

There is not much in the way of memorabilia or actual objects to see. Screens set out a detailed account of the Manns lives and work, but frankly there is too much to read. There are English translations, but you always have to bend down to see them!

2  Thank Rosamunde
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Yoy walk around in the family's old house, a lot of their belongings can be seen in the rooms, many old photos and som old television clips. To me it was surprising to hear their voices. Great experience

1  Thank Poul N
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

A must for fans of Thomas Mann and very interesting even if you have only read Death in Venice. A full picture of Mann's life even though he spent only his youth in Lubeck.

1  Thank GrandpaDick
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