Christmas City of the North

Wonderful Lübeck winter magic

Welcome to the Christmas City of the North. It is nice to have you here. We, too, are delighted at the scent of baked apples, roasted almonds, mulled wine and yummy grilled sausages. The old town of Lübeck will shine in festive splendour with over 500,000 spots of light.

This year, mindfulness is especially important. In Lübeck, we take care of each other, and of you! Therefore, the Christmas City has developed a hygiene concept for this special time, that should make you and everyone around you feel safe. It is very simple:

There is an obligation to wear a mask on busy streets and squares (it will protect you if it gets a little more crowded). Moreover, the 2G rule (fully vaccinated or recovered) applies to all the Christmas markets (indoor and outdoor). Please also follow the common hygiene rules.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current situation, the hygiene concept can be adjusted at short notice on a daily basis. This means that the info on our website might be updated with delay.  Please keep yourself updated about the current regulations before visiting our Christmas Markets. THANK YOU!

I will never forget how I loved the magic of Christmas.

Thomas Mann, 1924

We will always adapt edit the hygiene concept to the respective regulations so everyone can enjoy a carefree visit to the Christmas markets. If necessary, the Christmas market might be closed again, as our wellbeing, safety and health come first.

Together with you, the Christmas stall keepers and the whole Christmas cooperation, we are looking forward to a wonderful pre-Christmas time in Lübeck that has been enchanting the people since 1648.


We take care of each other and want you to feel safe. Dealing thoughtfully with the challenges of COVID-19 is one aspect of our mindful approach. Please make sure you check the latest updates before travelling.



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