Lübeck, antique jewelry town

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The city gate of Lübeck (taken at an angle!) greets you as you enter.

 

This past weekend my husband and I took a quick day trip to Lübeck, Germany, about 45 minutes by train from Hamburg.

Our first order of business: get to as many of the antique shops and auction houses (Auktionshaus in German) as we could before they begin closing at 2pm! (Small and independently-owned shops in Germany often close early on Saturdays).

Since we LOVE shopping for vintage and antiques in Europe, we headed first to the Lübeck location of our favorite auction house, Auktionshaus Die Eiche.  We looked through all 4 floors of goods and took notes and photos.  We didn’t buy anything that day, but there’s an oriental rug that I am still thinking about…

a rare find: a brooch carved to show a southern German city scene, in gold.

At Auktionshaus Die Eiche, a rare find: a brooch carved to show a southern German city scene, in gold.

We next ventured toward Lübeck city center.  The following shopping stop was Auktionshaus Lübeck – antique jewelry specialists:

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Peering into a jewelry case at Auktionshaus Lübeck.

I managed to contain myself and only LOOK at the wonderful antique jewelry at Auktionshaus Lübeck.

After so much (window) shopping, we managed to do some ‘pausing’, as in taking a “Pause” around 4pm.  Cake and coffee for all!

Abessa_Schokolade und Kaffee_chocolate and coffee pause_Lübeck

Abessa_Schokolade und Kaffee_chocolate and coffee pause_Lübeck

All in all, it was a great trip – we were only in Lübeck for about 4 hours, but it felt like a much longer escape.  Always a good thing : )

More adventures next week!

-k.

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