The Breite Straße - Lübeck's shopping catwalk

©Theresa Muus
©Theresa Muus

There's no way fashion victims and shopping friends can get round it: The Breite Straße in Lübeck is only accessible to pedestrians and is a welcome spot for bargain hunters with its broad pavements and great variety of shops.

Famous brands such as Esprit, Gerry Weber, Hallhuber and Street One are all in close proximity to the shopping Mecca of Karstadt and also the popular TKMaxx outlet store. The most widely used "gateway" to the Breite Straße is "Kohlmarkt". The Haerder Center is a shopping mall with many trendy labels and stores, for example the only Pandora store in Lübeck. Of course, there are also jewellers and perfume shops. And the parent company of the most famous Lübeck delicacy is located here: Café Niederegger, the birthplace of marzipan.

With so much choice, carrier bags often tend to become rather heavy. Perfect for taking a quick break. Relax with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake in the heart of the pedestrian area and enjoy a bit of people-watching, too. Traditional restaurants such as the Seafarer's Guild are great for a longer time-out or look out for a sunny spot in the square with an exclusive view of the historic Town Hall.