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Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, Lubeck

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One of the world's oldest social institutions and a precursor of modern hospitals, Heiligen-Geist-Hospital is one of the major landmarks in the old town center. The city's wealthy merchants designed this hospital to house the sick and poor in the 13th century, and the building still contains a home for the elderly within its walls. Built between 1276 and 1286, the brick building features five spires rising above a complex of structures that include a church and the so-called "long house," which used to be a dormitory. In winter you'll find a Christmas market renowned for selling handcrafted products. But you can visit the site at any time of the year to take pictures or join an informative guided tour. Add Heiligen-Geist-Hospital to your Lubeck travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Lubeck itinerary builder.
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  • My favourite Christmas market. Lots of arts and craft stands from the Nordic countries and Baltic countries. Also the "soup kitchen" run by volunteers that serves lunch and cake is extremely good valu...  more »
  • The Hospital of the Holy Spirit was founded in the 13th century by some merchants for wealthy as a charity hospital. They hoped so, earn a place in heaven. Very interesting to visit. Entry is found in the Königstrasse and enter simply download the huge front door latch. The old chapel is located inside with medieval frescoes and beyond the large space devoted to what used to be the hospital, later divided into small rooms of wood which were occupied by elderly people until recently.
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  • Area available for visits quite small, you can admire the walls, neatly painted frescoes. Hospital paoaty you can only watch through the window in the door
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  • Really interesting, beautiful and unusual place to visit. Very interesting architercture and interior decorations.
  • A beautiful piece of architecture in a lovely town.
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  • An ancient asked transformed in the middle ages in hospitalization of charity evocative place
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  • Impressive. It is especially beautiful here at the time of the Christmas market.
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