Law and order in the city were enforced here for over 350 years: in the Old Vogtei in Travemünde. The idyllic brick gabled house from the 16th century was the official seat of Lübeck’s bailiffs, who were responsible for administering justice in the city. A particular eye-catcher in the Old Vogtei is the coffered ceiling from 1623 with portraits of former politicians and Roman emperors. This type of ceiling design is unique for the Lübeck area and the whole of northern Germany. After several changes of ownership, the historic building was acquired by private individuals in 2005. Since 2014, the Alte Vogtei in Travemünde has been home to a fish restaurant.