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. Use our Lubeck planning tool to visit Heiligen-Geist-Hospital on your trip to Lubeck, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Beautiful mljö with long history back in time, When we were there in the month of March was a part during renovation
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  • Participate in the tour, I went inside. Old nursing home is like. Did not visit some renovation work, miniature Hall, was found entire.
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  • This is one of the oldest social institutions and hospitals of the Middle Ages dating from 1260. As well as a large hospital hall and church it had cloisters and an inner yard. Only part of the buildi...  more »
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  • Went there for the christmas market, awesome place lots of stalls for food and handcrafted items
  • Really pretty piece of architecture, although at the moment very little to see due to construction work
  • Beautiful outside. Come inside for a free look.
  • Interesting historic-wise but leaves room for more. At least is free to visit
  • Nice historic place
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