Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, Lubeck

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#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Lubeck
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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  • Especially in externally, colorful and rich forms details inside. Well preserved. Let us stop along the way.
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  • This is a former hospital and the entrance area is beautifully restored. We opened the doors and stepped into another page of this picture book town. Make sure you do too.  more »
  • The Jacobi Church in the northern part of the island in Lübeck's old town, this building is a grand old church and confusing at first glance. It will just Lübeck had flourished in the trade in the middle ages, made such splendid facilities are its wealth.
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  • Interesting historic-wise but leaves room for more. At least is free to visit
  • Really interesting, beautiful and unusual place to visit. Very interesting architercture and interior decorations.
  • A beautiful piece of architecture in a lovely town.
  • Wonderfully preserved Monastery complex that once served as the old site. Lübeck's most beautiful arts and crafts market in the healing spirit hospital takes place in the first two weeks of advent before Christmas. The Kober is surrounded with the beautiful facades of the healing spirit-hospital, St Jacobi Church.
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  • Impressive, well worth seeing. Experience history. The times get in the cross vaults unique. One of the oldest social institutions of the world.
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