From: Lübeck, Germany
Thomas Mann won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930 for his first
novel, Buddenbrooks. The story, which was published in 1901, drew
inspiration from people and places in Lübeck, including the mansion on
Breitstrasse where Thomas and his brother
Heinrich--also an important German writer--often visited their
grandparents during childhood.
The façade of the Mann grandparents'
house survived the Palm Sunday bombing of 1942, and a copy of the old
structure was built behind it. Since 1993, "Buddenbrookhaus" has been
home to the Thomas and Heinrich Mann Center. The museum and research
center have a Web site (German only) at
Photo: Kulturstiftung Hansestadt Lübeck.
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