Christmas City of the North

YOUR CHRISTMAS CITY OF THE NORTH SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT

This year everything is quite different and we will have to do without some of the dear traditions we all love so much. Unfortunately, this also applies to the Christmas market in Lübeck, which has been cancelled for 2020. But what we can definitely promise you: We will celebrate Christmas and Lübeck will shine for you from the inside particularly radiantly this year. Enjoy your stroll through the Christmas city of the North.

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ENJOY THE SEASON IN A SAFE MANNER

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.

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

Thomas Mann, 1924

LÜBECK SHINES – THE CAPTIVATING GLOW OF LIGHT

Lübeck's World Heritage Old Town's wintry staging with fir trees, fairy lights and garlands and around 500,000 lights creates the right pre-Christmas atmosphere and anticipates the festive season. This time the area around the European Hanseatic Museum presents itself in a special way and the traditional fir tree from Kotka in front of the Holsten Gate - a gift that is supplied every year by ship from Lübeck’s Finnish twin city - greets visitors from near at the entrance to the Old Town. It is definitely worthwhile to take a walk in the alleyways and courtyards off the main city streets and discover the many wonderful, hidden corners of the Old Town. The blue hour is a particularly enchanting time to visit the Old Town.

YOUR CHRISTMAS STROLL

In Lübeck, you can do your Christmas shopping locally. Lovingly arranged decorations, colourful shop windows and a large selection of gift ideas are waiting for shining eyes. Just stroll through the streets! By the way, you can order many gifts online from our Christmas market partners and have them sent directly to your home.

CHRISTMAS HEADQUARTERS

The Tourist Information office is located at the Holsten Gate: It’s the first small Christmas oasis that you reach on your way from Lübeck’s railway station to the Old Town. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees and lovingly chosen decorative items invite you to browse the seasonal offer. In the Christmas writing workshop, you can write your Christmas postcards and post them right here. In the café bar, delicious Fair Trade coffee and homemade cakes are the perfect start for your walk through the "Christmas city of the North". Currently we offer food and drinks only 2Go. With us you are guaranteed to get into the Christmas mood.

TOGETHER WE ARE LESS ALONE

OUR CHRISTMAS COOPERATION

CHURCHES AND DATES – THE HEART OF THE CHRISTMAS CITY

Open-air church services, cultural moments such as the 1:1 concerts and small actions of the retail trade and street communities provide a homely atmosphere during the Advent season. Current dates can be found on the websites of the Old Town churches, the Lübeck Management and the Kulturfunke initiative.

All I want for Christmas is you

LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2021

Let your heart come home in Lübeck, the “Christmas City of the North” with its magnificent churches, streets and squares decked out for the festive season, cosy alleys and fine craft markets. The brilliance of the lights will light your way: countless Christmas stars, lights and decorated Christmas trees radiate the spirit of Christmas through the darkness. They will whisk you away to a magic winter setting where you can experience 10 different Christmas Worlds. What takes your fancy? The atmospheric Christmas hustle and bustle in the market and Old Town alleys, a journey back in time to the Middle Ages or a visit to your fairytale heroes and heroines of your childhood?

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