The 12-century, UNESCO-listed town of Lübeck is a hidden gem on the north coast, and considered to be one of Germany’s most beautiful city-breaks thanks to its gothic architecture and colourful terraces. On one such brightly-coloured street, you find the strikingly-beautiful Phoenician Lofts. I was initially drawn to it due to its pastel palette, chic-industrial interiors and minute attention to detail, but was bowled over by its zero-waste credentials.
Once the family home of owner Anni, this townhouse has been transformed by her and her partner Dany into two enticing apartments. They worked tirelessly to restore and renovate the house, exposing the red-oak staircase and adding pieces of upcycled furniture to ensure that their green-lifestyle values were at the heart of the building. Their passion and impeccable taste shine through, and I couldn’t think of a better base from which to explore.
Introducing Anni and Dany!
“The townhouse was built in 1910, and has been passed down in Anni’s family from generation to generation. It was such fun to renovate, and make the most of the gorgeous, century-old features.”
“We are so proud that we managed to blend modern design with green-living measures. We offer guests the chance to try out a sustainable, package-free lifestyle, and hope they will be inspired to make some changes themselves.”
Anni and Dany’s insider tips
Phoenician Lofts is located at the heart of Lübeck on the colourful Lilienstraße, a 20-minute walk from the old town.
You can reach Green Phoenicia in just under 3 hours by car from Berlin.
From Hamburg, it’s just a few stops on the train to Lübeck Central Station. From here, it’s a 15-minute walk.