BuddenbrooksHouse (Buddenbrookhaus) in Lubeck is an example of residential buildings of theXIX century middle class bourgeoisie. It is known as this is where the eventsdescribed in the famous "Buddenbrooks" novel by Thomas Mann tookplace. Mann was awarded the Nobel Prize for the novel in 1929.
The house was built in 1758 and belonged to thegrandparents of the future world famous writers Heinrich and Thomas Mann. Thebrothers lived in this house and it is here that Thomas Mann settled the heroesof his novel about the decline of Lubeck’s trade dynasty and glorified his hometown.Today, Buddenbrooks House, as it is now called, is a museum dedicated to thegreat natives of the city. Its collection includes extensive documentation aboutthe events of their lives, as well as the life of the townspeople at the turnof the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The museum has a collection ofeveryday objects of those times. They provide an idea about how the rich familiesof Lubeck lived, what they ate and drank, what they wore, what kind of utensilsthey used, what they read and how they entertained themselves. In short, themuseum is very informative for fans of Thomas and Heinrich Mann and for thosewho are interested in the past of the Hanseatic city.