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Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, Lubeck

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Historic Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • For a couple of years we each year thought what is this place, with a long que to get in? The entrance fee is 3 eur! We where disappointed it´s local homemade production which where in no way interest...  more »
  • It was the first Hospital in Europe which did NOT belong to the Church, but to the Citizens of Lubeck. The facade is most impressive,but visitors are allowed to the entrance Hall only.  more »
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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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