Lübeck Christmas Markets 2018

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Lübeck Christmas Markets 2018

Lübeck Christmas Fairs boast a tradition of 350 years. Like every year, the historic Old Town displays a blaze of lights during the pre Christmas season.
Thousands of lights in the shopping streets as well as on the many Christmas trees and historic facades will give the Hanseatic city a flair of Christmas.

Christmas Markets Open Air
26.11. – 30.12.2018
daily from 11.am to 9.pm
Friday & Saturday from 11.am to 10.pm00
24.12 from 11.am to 2.pm
25.12 Closed

The Lübeck Christmas Market offering toys and Christmas decoration, gingerbread, spiced wine and many other offers takes place every year in the festively illuminated Old Town. This fair was first mentioned in 1648. Thomas Mann wrote about it: “Wherever one went, one breathed with the scent of the fir-trees offered for sale the aroma of Christmas”.


Historical Christmas market
26.11. – 30.12.2018
St. Mary’s churchyard
daily from 11am to 9pm
Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm
24.12 from 11.am to 2pm
25.12 Closed

With its medieval ambience the historical Christmas market at St. Mary’s churchyard takes visitors back to the times past: amidst the impressive brick stone backdrop craftsmen offer wooden carvings, warm furs, self-made silver jewellery and much more while musicians and jugglers in historic clothing entertain the visitors. In the evenings you and your friends are invited to feel the heat of the burning wood in fire-cans, have a mug of hot mead and practice your dancing skills to medieval music.


Handicrafts market at St. Peter’s church
29.11. – 20.12.2018
St. Peter’s and St. Peter’s churchyard at Schmiedestraße
daily from 10am to 7 pm
Payment entrance
A merry atmosphere in one of the most beautiful churches in the North of Germany – that is the handicrafts market at St. Peter’s church. Lübeck’s cultural church is beautifully decorated during Christmas time. Artisans from near and far present their wonderful crafts in the overwhelming ambience of the 800-years-old, bright and clear church-hall.
Visitors are shown perfect gifts for Christmas: a fine selection of ceramics and wooden pieces, excellent textile and felt art, jewellery, glass and amber as well as wool and weaving works – the variety of goods ensures that you will definitely find a great present to place underneath the Christmas tree. On all four weekends during Advent children are invited to make their own little fairy lights and Christmas tree decorations. The café of St. Peter’s church offers you festive delicacies and tasty treats and next to the entrance the church welcomes you to enjoy a cup of hot apple punch. Enjoy a cup and afterwards you will be warm enough to venture a visit on the viewing platform – the 50 metres high steeple will grand you an amazing view of the Christmas town of Northern Germany. As St. Peter’s is a church, every evening the Christmas market ends with a peaceful evensong and organ music.


Handicrafts market in the Hospital of the Holy Spirit
30.11. – 10.12.2018
Hospital of the Holy Spirit at Koberg
daily from 10.00 am-7 pm
25.11 from 12.00 to 7 pm

Payment entrance

About 150 artisans from Germany, Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Israel and Peru present their most beautiful crafts in the Gothic church hall, in more than 100 small cabins in the so-called long hall and in the medieval vaults to show the great variety of new and old craft methods. No matter if you look for special presents, want to enjoy the celestial Christmas atmosphere or to admire the cabins, which were used as small living rooms by elderly residents three decades ago – you can perfectly start here to get the right Christmas feeling. In addition, the flavour of delicious freshly-baked waffles can be smelled throughout the medieval building, where also high-quality music performances are held several times a day. This unique Christmas market is organised on a volunteer basis by the “Association for Women and Culture” and all the proceeds are donated to charity.


Starlit Forest at Schrangen
26.11. – 30.11.2018
daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.+Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
24th Dec. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
25th Dec. 2018 closed
26th Dec. 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
The hustle and bustle of the Old Town.


Christmas market in Obertrave
26.11.2018 – 23.12.2018
26.12.2018 – 01.01.2019
daily from 11.am to 7pm
24.12 from 11.am to 2pm


Medieval Market Christmas Marienkirchhof
26.11. – 30.12.2018
daily from 11.00 to 21.00
Friday and Saturday from 11.00 to 22.00

Christmas market in Koberg and church Jakobi Riesenrad
26th Nov. – 30th Dec. 2018
daily 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri./Sat. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
24th Dec. 2018 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
closed on 25th Dec. 2018
26th Dec. 2018 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.


How to get there

By car

To access some cities in Germany it is necessary to purchase a mark, the Feinstaubplakette”, to be exhibited on the windshield. This rule is now about to extend all over the country.
Further information on the driving mark, as well as a list of locations where it is required can be found on the following webpage : http://www.umwelt-plakette.de/

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