The shopping experience

We are Hüxstrasse!

In Hüxstrasse ? in the middle of Lübeck's old town ? spread out over 517 meters length and barely 8 meters width, 121 shops, bars, and restaurants make up Lübeck's most diversified shopping and dining street. If you go on a discovery tour here, you'll find something new in each of the old town houses: beautiful and strange things, a feast for the eyes or for the palate, art and kitsch, and sometimes even everything at once. 121 individualists and specialists are looking forward to your visit!

Hüxstrasse - A historical overview

Hüxstrasse was first mentioned in 1259, and originally called ?Huestrate? after a mayor. Until the eastern city wall was torn down in the 19th century, Hüxstrasse ended in front of the ?Hüxtertor? (torn down 1822), at the street ?An der Mauer?. In its extension, a state road ran over a dam and across the Wakenitz river, which had been dammed up since 1290. Since 1229, there were water-mills located along the Hüxterdamm, which today is divided by the Elbe-Lübeck-Canal. From 1294 until 1867, the dam housed the waterworks for breweries.

During the 14th century, the inhabitants of the middle and lower stretches of the street were mainly employed in processing and working leather, fur, and cloth. Goldsmiths, with their workshops directly on the market square, reached second place. There were also many brewers, Wakenitz-fishers, and bakers. The upper stretch of the street housed merchants and businessmen, among other professions. Furthermore, a total of about 9 alleys (of which 2 can be traced even today) housed the lower social classes, including carriers, workers, soldiers, and small businessmen.

Around 1790, the ?Wismarsche Post? was ?expedited? in the street; in 1853 there was a school for poor boys located here, and from 1886 on the Petri-Boys' School found its home at Hüxstrasse.

In 1864, sewer canals were built, and remain in use until today. Nonetheless, there are also still wooden pipes dating back to the 14th century in the ground. Also in the 1860's, cobble stone rows were laid to pave the street, and a narrow asphalt path became the sidewalk. Since then, the street has always been divided into pedestrian and driving surfaces.

The Elbe-Lübeck-Canal was built in 1900, making a bridge necessary on the Hüxterdamm. For this purpose, the course of the Wakenitz river was redirected.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, the tramway brought people through Hüxstrasse and into Lübeck's eastern suburbs.

During World War II, many buildings in the lower stretch of the street were destroyed. Rebuilding of this area included the community college in 1965 (architect: E. Blunck).

Since 1977, the upper stretch up to Breite Straße has been a pedestrian zone.

Klaus Brendle | Plan.Büro A&A | Lübeck

Shops at Hüxstrasse

Arts & Culture · Gallery NO. 29

Galerie Koch-Westenhoff

In 1955, the Galerie's head branch was founded by Greifswald native Bruno Koch.
From 1969 on, the Galerie has had a branch in Lübeck, which has been at the present location, a 17th-century Baroque-style gabled house, since 1974. In the same year, Margot Koch-Westenhoff took over the Galerie from her father. In 2009, the Galerie's management was transferred to the next generation, headed jointly by Stefan Westenhoff and Meike Zimmer. The Galerie's program includes paintings, watercolors, graphics, and sculptures of the classical modernist style, as well as works created by a number of contemporary artists. The program is presented on the one hand in 3-4 individual exhibitions per year, and on the other hand by the participants at art conventions in Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, and Munich.
Lifestyle & Beauty · Cosmetics NO. 66

Parfümerie Schuback GmbH

Die Parfümerie Schubackis an owner-managed,long-established company with 19 branches. We have been comitted to customer satisfaction for over 60 years. In addition to featuring an exceptional selection of perfumes and skin care products,our cosmetic and care department above the city roofs is an exclusive trademark. Schuback also offers interesting customer seminars, including make-up classes, teenage make-up classes, wellness evenings, and men's workshops

Whether you plan to indulge yourself or your loved ones, Parfümerie Schuback is looking forward to your visit!

Yours, The Wagner Family and the Schuback Team
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