Young people

Education at all levels has become an increasingly important part of the Possehl Foundation’s work in recent years. In close cooperation with the town council, and in dialogue with other foundations in Lübeck, we want to help ensure that nursery schools, schools and youth clubs in Lübeck are able to offer children and teenagers in Lübeck a wealth of opportunities to enjoy learning and acquire life skills – regardless of their social or cultural background.

AZUBI Kolleg

Joachim Herz Foundation  and Possehl Foundation developed and implemented college for apprentices in the Lübeck area “AZUBI Kolleg”.


Germany´s dual system of vocational training is unusual in comparison with other countries and represents a success story. Its vital contribution to training the next generation of qualified specialists and tradespeople makes it an important element of German society. With the “AZUBI Kolleg” our aim is to encourage the apprentices to discover in the course of their apprenticeship the potential that their personality holds and take deliberate steps to make the most of it. The scholarships are awarded by a jury with expertise in the field of vocational training and personal development. The selection process starts in the first year of the apprenticeship and from the beginning of the second year a range of educational opportunities is on offer, including seminar weeks and weekends and networking events. “AZUBI Kolleg” ends with a formal ceremony where certificates are awarded.

Holiday activities for children and teenagers


For more than 25 years the charitable youth sports group within the Lübeck Gymnastics and Sports Club has organised children’s sports activities in the school holidays for families who could not otherwise afford them. Every year a large team of teenagers and professional youth workers gets together to enable children from financially or socially deprived backgrounds to enjoy an unforgettable stay at a holiday sports camp. The children have a relaxing holiday with plenty of exercise, sensible food and valuable social contacts. Games, fun and sports are an integral part of everyday activities. They make new friends, and for some of the participants who have been taking part over several years, it is the first step towards becoming a youth group leader themselves in the future.

The Possehl Foundation is a dependable addition to the extensive public funding provided by the city of Lübeck and the Land Schleswig-Holstein.


Possehl Foundation Lübeck

Beckergrube 38 – 52
D-23552 Lübeck
E-Mail: possehl-stiftung(at)
Tel.: +49 (0)451 148-200

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More about the Foundation

Here you can find our annual reports, Emil Possehl’s will, our art catalogues and publications to mark the 100th jubilee of the foundation.


Emil's bequest

Our articles of association

The Foundation only supports non-profit and charitable causes and “promotes all that is good and beautiful in Lübeck”.