Shopping in a historical setting

Beautiful stores and boutiques

The nicest places for your tour

If you turn into the so-called "rib streets" (cross streets) away from the hustle and bustle of the pedestrianised Breite Straße, you enter into the narrow brick world of old Lübeck and you’ll find many a treasure within the winding lanes. Hüxstraße, Fleischhauerstraße and Glockengießerstraße in the heart of the city provide an enchanting mix of small, up-market shops and much Olde Worlde charm. These magical Old Town streets are the best examples of how an extremely vibrant shopping culture all of its own can thrive away from the classic boulevards.

The traders are often in listed buildings and know exactly how to use the limited space to display their wares without losing the historical atmosphere. There is a higher-than-average number of owner-run shops which means that many purchases earn the "typically Lübeck" title which makes them a great gift or souvenir. The vibrant combination of boutiques, galleries, small manufacturers and restaurants is unique to Lübeck, tempting visitors to relax and while the time away. Here you can find tips for your shopping spree in these cross streets so typical of Lübeck.

Fashion comes and goes, style goes on forever.

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We love galleries and studios!

Art is everywhere in Lübeck, whether you experience it in public spaces or while browsing and purchasing art in the numerous large and small galleries and studios in the historic Old Town. If you stroll through the lively cross streets, keep a look out and marvel at the variety of art houses in Lübeck.