Fairytale Forestat St. Mary’s 


Come in, children large and small! Tucked away between Christmas fir trees, the fairytale forest at the foot of St. Mary’s Church welcomes story lovers.

Twenty beautifully designed little houses depicting well-known fairytale scenes can be found here. They are waiting to introduce you to the world of the Brothers Grimm. Many Lübeck residents have been visiting the fairytale forest in the run-up to Christ-mas since their childhood as the handmade figures have been on display for half a century. If you’ve worked up a Hansel and Gretel-like hunger after listening to the wonderful stories, there are lots of stands selling sweets and savoury food nearby where you can eat your fill. Little ones will love the children’s railway.

Peter Belli

One face of the Christmas City of the North

> To the story

© Ingo Wandmacher


Opening times

21. 11.–30. 12. 2022 • Mon–Sat 10 am–7.30 pm, Sun 11 am–7.30 pm
24. + 25. 12. 2022 • closed
26. 12. 2022 • 2 pm–6 pm




At the foot of St. Mary’s Church

Hygiene and safety concept

The 2G rule (fully vaccinated or recovered) applies to the Fairytale Forest market and therefore admission restrictions are in place. Please have your proof of either vaccination or recovery ready at the entrance together with a photo ID in order avoid long waiting times. Additionally, you are required to wear a mask (surgical mask or FFP2). You may take off your mask for eating and drinking.


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