Christmas at theHospital of the Holy Spirit

The heart of the Christmas city


The traditional craft market in the Hospital of the Holy Spirit is one event people always look forward to in the days before Christmas. Here you can find exquisite pieces as well as that special something. One-off pieces and collectors’ items, designer bags and felt hats, lovingly designed dolls house accessories, candles of genuine beeswax, glass art and woodwork. 

Hospital of the Holy Spirit

Church, chastity and cubbyholes 

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Around 130 international artists and artisans demonstrate the diversity of old and new handicraft techniques over eleven days. The atmosphere of this unique market will enrapture you because this is the only time in the year when the medieval vaulted cellars and the 100 cubby-holes in the Long Room are freely accessible. Enjoy freshly baked waffles and a glass of Lübeck Rotspon mulled wine and discover the exquisite treasures all around you.

The craft market is organised and run by the German Association of Women and Culture for Lübeck (Deutscher Verband Frau und Kultur e.V., Gruppe Lübeck). More than 200 women work here on a voluntary basis for a good cause: the proceeds are donated towards cultural and social projects in Lübeck.

Opening times

26. 11. 2021 • 12 pm–7 pm
27. 11. –6. 12. 2021 • daily 10 am–7 pm


€ 3, free entrance for children up to the age of 12


Hospital of the Holy Spirit

Hygiene and safety concept

The hygiene concept is currently being prepared and coordinated with the responsible departments in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck. Due to the changing regulations, the requirements can change at short notice. The organizer is available to answer any of your questions.

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