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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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  • This is a very nice building was the first in the history of Europe not Hospital belonging to the Church. It was built by local merchants. Unfortunately, in winter, in closes early 16-0000, the poet inside do not fall, but outside of the Gothic building worthy of attention.
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  • But did not have time to take in the saw part of Lübeck's old town north of here, that is more than go too?. Gate is located further north, to look at some level of satisfaction. There were a lot of people in appearance changed little square as well is that so far, walk here and I'm back. The building is solemn and Nice.
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  • If you can see the Chambers inside the huge building, you get a good impression of this institution, which has to offer an interesting story.
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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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