Forays through our Christmas city

Just for you or for you and your friends

You have come to the right place, Lübeck offers history and stories at every turn. And if you want to give Santa Claus a helping hand, you will find a large number of shopping opportunities especially during Advent in the Old Town - often in a beautiful historical setting.

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This tour will give you wholly new insights

Here, the "Queen of the Hanseatic League” will show you its dark side in the robes of the night. At Advent, the “Christmas City of the North” offers impressive costumed tours through the UNESCO World Heritage Site decked out in the Christmas spirit. Dive deep into the Lübeck of myth and legend. Stroll through the confines of medieval lanes and alleys, slip into enchanted sponsored courtyards where time seems to have stood still. The atmospheric tours will lead you past listed burgher houses which stand as dumb witnesses of their time and tell of courageous merchants, scheming canons and proud ladies under the cover of darkness.

Hear the details of colourful goings-on in the Hanseatic town. Then head to one of the traditional restaurants on the Old Town island where councillors, ship-owners and merchants sat together over freshly brewed “zwickelbier” in the moonlight.

The evening tours take place every Advent Friday and Advent Saturday at 6 p.m. and they start at the Holsten Gate.
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
Price: € 10.00 per person
Tickets: Tourist-Information am Holstentor
Holstentorplatz 1, 23552 Lübeck
Tel. + 49 451 88 99 700
Email: info@lü

There is also a tour in English every Advent Saturday at 11.30 a.m.
The tour starts at the Tourist Information Office at the Holsten Gate.
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Price: € 10.00 per Person

Looking for a great gift?

A colourful range of gifts awaits you at the heart of Lübeck’s Old Town. Shop or just browse and be inspired, the UNESCO World Heritage site is the perfect location for it. Away from the Christmas markets, in the cross-streets of the Old Town, the feeling of celebration is palpable. Numerous, mostly family-run shops in an atmosphere of historical burgher houses will surprise you with special gift ideas. Here you will find specialist bookshops, second-hand bookshops, goldsmiths, jewellers and perfumeries. There is old and new, beautiful and strange, unique specimens and specialities. 

With 120 shops, bars, cafés and restaurants spread over a length of only 517 metres, Hüxstraße is sure to put you in the mood for Christmas.

Equally popular are Fleischhauerstraßewhich has spruced itself up mightily in the last few months and Glockengießerstraße. A quick detour to the festively decorated Niederegger headquarters is not to be missed. This is where Lübeck marzipan was born. Here you can discover this delicious sweet in almost every flavour. Incidentally, the fir cones and nutcrackers are still made from traditional moulds dating back to 1850.

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