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
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.