Dates : 25th November – 30th December 2019
Times: Daily 11am-9pm
24 Dec 11am-2pm
25 Dec Closed
26 Dec 1pm-8pm
Welcome to Lübeck: Christmas Capital of Northern Germany
Christmas in Lübeck’s Old Town is unique: The UNESCO World Heritage site invites you to stroll and shop in top quality arts and crafts fairs throughout the Old Town and several institutions and organisations have composed a cultural and musical programme, which is performed in various churches, museums, the Music and Congress Centre, and other facilities. We welcome you in our city with all our hearts!
During Christmas time we offer a bunch of attractions for families: the Theater Figuren Museum (museum of theatre puppets), the big wheel and other fun rides at Koberg and the Christmas fairy tale forest at St. Mary’s guarantee unique experiences for everyone. Ice rink for small ice artists Try your first steps and experiences on the 200 sq m skating rink. Enjoy it!
Take a turn into one of the many side streets, where you find a large number of small shops managed by the owners which offer a selected choice of extravagant gifts for Christmas. Many of them like the optician Colibri at Wahmstraße or the pharmacy Löwenapotheke at Königstraße are located in impressive houses with a spectacular architecture and have an eye-catching interior. History and modern art form a special atmosphere in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. The ways are short and the offerings are varied. On every Advent Sunday the stores are open until 8 p.m. Many shops present their products in historic town houses or in salt warehouses from the Middle Ages.
After shopping our historic restaurants like the Seafarer’s Guild – the oldest restaurant in Germany dating back to 1535 – as well as the restaurant Schabbelhaus located in a merchant’s house in Lübeck’s historic Old Town invite you to enjoy a relaxing evening.
Christmas Markets – Weihnachtsmarkt – Marche de Noël – Mercatino di Natale – Mercados de Navidad
German Christmas Markets or Weihnachtsmarkt,have now become popular and are a welcome and familiar sight in many of the cities, towns and villages throughout Europe during the season of Advent.
Whether visiting a local Christmas Market or taking a Christmas Market Tour, the wonderful festive atmosphere will be sure to lift your spirits and bring the Christmas cheer a little closer.
Wrap up warm and wander along the rows of pretty wooden chalets taking in the rich, warming aromas associated with Christmas such as hot roast chestnuts, grilled bratwurst sausages, crepes or pancakes, hot doughnuts, gingerbreads and Gluhwein or Mulled wines or ciders. You can sample the marzipan figures, chocolate covered fruits or one of the many festive delicacies on offer from around the world. There are all kinds of Christmas gifts and decorations, especially traditional things such as tree decorations, wood carvings, crib figures, traditional toys, candles, hand-knitted jumpers, lambskin slippers and glassware, you will be able to find that special little something that will be a unique gift for someone to treasure. Children will be excited to meet with Santa Claus and maybe, just maybe!! there will be a little present for them too!
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