Shopping tour for parents & kids

Gang of little rascals – colourful & cheery: The shopping tour for parents, kids and good mood. Lübeck has something for everyone – so bring everyone along! Everyone from grandma to the great-grandkids – there’s so much for the whole family to discover between the Holsten Gate and Hüxterdamm street!

We can meet up tomorrow – or the day after tomorrow – at the Museum for natural history and the environment. Over three floors, you can marvel at native plants, as well as all sorts of animals, from eels to wrens, providing you with enough things to talk about for the rest of the day.

The things that children’s dreams are made of await you just a few steps further at Kinderkram : Here, you will find top-quality wooden toys, wonderful books and gorgeous gifts, just in case you weren’t able to bring all of them along.

Trouble remembering your wish list? At Heinrich Hünicke’s  you will find pens and paper to write it all down. The stationery shop also offers colouring books and awesome schoolbags.

If it’s still a bit early for your little one to start school, you can find cute dresses, pants and shirts for your baby or toddler at Betten Struve on Königstrasse.

Your little midgets would most likely enjoy feeling like giants for a change. On the viewing platform of St. Peter’s , 50 metres high, they’ll get their chance. On clear days, you can even see the Baltic Sea from here!

It’d be nice to catch your breath after the gripping tower sightseeing excursion you can dash over to Heick & Schmaltz. There’s stylish clothing there – both formal and casual, outer and undergarments.

Reinvigorated, you’re now all ready to travel back to the Middle Ages. At the Holsten Gate Museum  exciting stories are told from the time when Lübeck was the Queen of the Hanseatic League and her merchants travelled throughout Europe.

As you walk on, treat yourself to a yummy ice cream at the Venezia Ice Cream Café, before reaching Sigikid . Cuddly toys or blankets, puppets and baby and children’s clothes: Here is the place where snuggly-cuddly  childrens’ dreams come true.

Dreams come to life also at Toys & More in Wahmstrasse 50). Be prepared to stay here for quite a while, as there’s a giant collection of classics from Steiff, Playmobil and others here, that will fascinate not only the younger generation.

Herzstücke offers likeable stuff for young and old. Cute knitted animals, retro kids’ wear and  playful accessories are offered here.

Something to read out loud for tonight, a colourful picture book for rainy days or an exciting audio book to listen to on the way home are there to be picked at Arno Adler’s children’s book section next door.

Your little bookworms might easily forget to eat while reading, but luckily, the Pizzeria La Vigna  - with its big children’s pizza and pasta menu – is not too far away.

Across the street, Michaelsen is waiting for you. Beautiful presents for th small ones, gorgeous furniture, inspiring decoration and other lovingly items invite to dream and shop.

The next welcoming shop is not far away. High-quality stationeries, inventive toys and tooth-curlingly sweet presents are on offer at Kontor 54.

If your offspring is yet to be born, be sure to visit Schöner Schwanger where you’ll find maternity wear with style and pizzazz. Of course they also offer soothing teas, gift items for pregnant women and a section where older siblings can play while you shop.

Now you should hurry, because the Lübeck Puppet Theatre under Water will start soon. Situated inside a 3000-litre aquarium, this theatre’s stage is unique in Europe and captivates young and old with dancing crabs, an old ship rat and many more happy residents of the sea.

Do you have a little dancer in the family? Then tiptoe over to the ballet boutique, where they have everything from tutus to ballet shoes. The range also includes shoes for social dancing.

Further towards the Castle Gate, you’ll find Paulina with traditional toys. Such as hand sewn plush animals, jumping jacks, and other classic wooden delights in new, unusual designs.

The perfect family stroll ends best at the park. In Nöltings Gang, far from the noisy, hectic city, a beautiful, quiet playground  is waiting to be taken over by your children. There are swings, monkey bars and sandpits here.

And after a bit of a romp, you can all meet up at Café Affenbrot , where you can sit indoors or outdoors and sample the many varied fresh, organic and vegetarian specialities.