The Königstraße is the little sister of Breite Straße – a bit less prominent, but by no means less attractive for shoppers. Here, the omnipresent chain retailers you would find in every shopping district are clearly outnumbered by significantly more interesting individual stores, from florists to bakeries. Since the street suffered less damage in World War II than its nearby counterpart, it also has more historical buildings to offer to the sightseer. Particularly notable is the Romanesque brick house of the Löwen Pharmacy at the corner Dr.-Julius-Leber-Straße, built in 1230 and thus the oldest surviving secular building in Lübeck. Also worth extra attention are the town palais No. 21, with a Rococo facade from 1770, which today houses the Willy Brandt Museum; and the elegantly plain neoclassical Reformed Church from 1826. -Oliver Henkel
Hopping, Dining, Games, Arcades and Events are all covered under one roof- CITTI-PARK Lübeck. The shopping center offers a variety of recreational activities and events along with a number of national and international retail brands. The Media Markt is a popular retail chain within the center, one stop shop for all things related to electronics and media from music to laptops, DVD's , mobile phones and more. Stop by the Citti Markt to pick up a variety of groceries, gourmet foods, speciality products and more. With a number of products and services, the CITTI-PARK is a great destination for some retail therapy and recreation.
The name says it all - meat was being cut up here as early as 1262 and there must have been an awful smell in this street. There were many butchers back then, and it was a respected profession in those days. Even a "department of bone hitters" used to exist, but it was dissolved after an upheaval in 1384. Another association was founded, and the new rules stated that no more than fifty members should be allowed to carry out this bloody profession. There is no smell in the street today, so you may browse along and admire the many little specialty shops.
Schatzkammer Lübeck is a treasure trove of rare collectibles and vintage items. Situated in the middle of the city, it stocks an enthralling collection of time-worn silver and gold coins, among other ancient items. Old porcelain pieces and classic time-keeping devices are also a part of the store's display. The store also has a weekly sale where household tools, mildly used electronic items and remodeled furniture are sold at discounted prices.
Extremely popular with the locals, Oxfam is a shop specializing exclusively in second-hand goods. The store has a simple concept: people donate goods that they don’t need anymore, and other people can buy the same goods at pocket-friendly prices. Although, the shop only stocks up on second-hand products, get ready to be surprised by the quality of goods on offer. Run entirely by volunteers, Oxfam is a great place for those who are looking for value deals, unique finds and quality goods.
Founded in 1678, Weinhandel Carl Tesdorpf is a historical wine shop that has catered to the liquor needs of Scandinavian royal courts, Prussian kings and umpteen emperors and members of high-society among others. Dealing in fine wines sourced from all over Europe, Weinhandel Carl Tesdorpf promises patrons quality, taste and value for money. The well curated selection of wines not only features classic high-end favorites but also rare craft wines that are not easy to get hold of. If you are in the mood to celebrate a special occasion and feel like royalty, head to Weinhandel Carl Tesdorpf and buy a bottle for yourself, as well as friends and family.
Makulatur is a bookstore that houses books on a number of diverse topics, such as architecture & landscape, arts, culture, music and many more topics. Set in a clean space, with umpteen books neatly stacked on the shelves, the store has something to suit every taste. Browse through their extensive collection, explore new genres or simply leaf through the pages of your favorite book, irrespective of what you do, you are going to love the great selection and quaint, quiet atmosphere of this shop.