Christmas City of the North


FROM 27. 11.–30. 12. 2023

In this Christmas period of anticipatory pleasure and longing for warmth and comfort, there is no such thing as too much. Gold, glitter and red wherever you look, the smell of almonds in the air, bells ringing and flurries of snowflakes. At Christmas, you are allowed to take your fill! Countless Christmas stars, lights and decorated trees turn the dark days into an enchanted time and warm the cockles of our hearts. In 2023 the Old Town and the markets will be illuminated daily from 4 pm to 10 pm. Our Christmas Worlds in the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town are guaranteed to offer you too your own perfect moment of Christmas happiness. Whether chatting to the craftsmen when buying a hand-made product, over a glass of spicy mulled wine under the pillory, on the arm of your loved one on the giant Ferris wheel or at an organ concert in one of our Gothic churches. What do you dream of at Christmas?

Did you know? The Christmas market has a long tradition in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lübeck’s Old Town. It was first mentioned in records dating back to 1648.

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

Thomas Mann, 1924

All I want for Christmas is you



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