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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. 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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  • A quick visit to Heiligen Geist Hospital is adviced when visiting the town of Lübeck. But don't expect much 'cause a visit can hardly take more than 20-30 minutes (at most!). Nice stained glass... 
    A quick visit to Heiligen Geist Hospital is adviced when visiting the town of Lübeck. But don't expect much 'cause a visit can hardly take more than 20-30 minutes (at most!). Nice stained glass...  more »
  • This building dates from the 13th century and was funded by rich Lubeck merchants as a hospital and home for poor citizens. The institution was in fact in use until the 1970s. Today it is possible to....  more
    This building dates from the 13th century and was funded by rich Lubeck merchants as a hospital and home for poor citizens. The institution was in fact in use until the 1970s. Today it is possible to....  more »
  • One of the oldest hospitals in the world. An active as such even into the 1960-ies. Well worth seeing bothon the inside and the outside. And if your'e visiting the christmas market in the Koburg... 
    One of the oldest hospitals in the world. An active as such even into the 1960-ies. Well worth seeing bothon the inside and the outside. And if your'e visiting the christmas market in the Koburg...  more »
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  • majestic piece of architecture, bearing in mind the purpose was to provide a hospital
  • A 12th century institution, one of oldest on world. Restored and converted in to museum.
  • Pretty hospitable place to visit
  • Very interesting. Unfortunately the hospital was closed during the time I was visiting 😞
  • Beautiful

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