Alte Apotheke – For Absinthe Fans, and Fine Spirits Lovers

You can find a selection of fine spirits in the Alte Apotheke‚ or ‘Old Pharmacy‘, in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau (in the Black Forest, Germany). Alongside 200 types of absinthe, you can find other craft spirits such as gin, whisky, pastis and more. Naturally we also have everything you need for the absinthe ritual: absinthe spoon, fountains and sugar!

Alte Apotheke – For Absinthe Fans, and Fine Spirits Lovers

The surroundings are ideal: we‘ve taken over the premises of the old Stühlinger Pharmacy, where we‘d been admiring the original interior for years, with its impressive shelving, glass service counter and wooden-panelled walls with integrated old-fashioned clocks. So when we heard that the pharmacy was closing its doors after 116 years providing medicine to the citizens of Freiburg, we saw the perfect opportunity to open an absinthe shop.

Alte Apotheke Absinth und Spirituosen
Klarastr. 60
79106 Freiburg

0761 273222

Opening Times:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday 11 am – 7 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 7 pm
Thursday 11 am – 7 pm
Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday – Closed

Events & Spirits Tastings:

You can book individual group tastings from 8 people and can choose from the following: Absinthe Tastings, Whisky Tastings, Gin Tastings or Rum Tastings. To book a private tasting session, do get in touch with us via! Apart from that, we offer a broad variety of tastings collaborating with distillers or brand ambassadors of different brands:

Every Friday: “L’Heure Verte  – the green hour” Absinthe & Gin drop-in tasting, 5€, from 5pm. 10% discount on all bottles of the night’s selection.
Thursday, 18.10.2018 Vermouth tasting with Tobias Dillschnitter from Sierra Madre, 7 pm, 20€, buy tickets in advance, more info
Thursday, 25.10.2018 Rum tasting with Philipp Riehm, 7 pm, 20€, buy tickets in advance, more info
Thursday, 08.11.2018 Chartreuse tasting, 7 pm, 20€, buy tickets in advance, more info
Thursday, 15.11.2018 Cognac and armagnac tasting with food, 7:30 pm, Café Mirabeau, 46€, please book in advance via +49 761 2056824, more info
Thursday, 22.11.2018 FAUDEfeineBRÄNDE and Rubus Gin tasting, 7 pm, 20€, buy tickets in advance, more info
Saturday, 15.12.2018 Alte Apotheke celebrating its 2nd birthday! At Alte Apotheke, from 2pm, drinks 5€, drop-in session, more info

Alongside ‘The Green Fairy,’ as absinthe is known, we have other traditional drinks like gin, vermouth, whisky and liqueurs. Gourmets can also dive into our range of fine Armagnac, Calvados and eau-de-vie.

Alte Apotheke is about more than just selling spirits, it’s about learning and experiencing something new: We offer regular absinthe tastings for beginners and for experienced absinthe drinkers. For larger groups, we accept bookings for private tasting events. Get to know the taste of absinthe, the traditional absinthe ritual, and learn about the history of absinthe and how it is made. Our expert staff are happy to share their knowledge.