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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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  • Very large market in the old hospital, where the ancient graves appeared in several places. Incredibly exciting. Christmas market was large and alsidt with lots of craft stuff.
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  • A must-see when you are on the juletur in Lübeck. There is always a line to get in; but it goes quickly, so ha ´ patience. It is all worth it inside the old hospital, it is the most skilled artisans who sell their goods. woodwork, felt, jewellery, brass and everything your heart desires. don't deceive yourself for this experience. and so is the old hospital is also worth a look. The small "cells" where the sick were laid. very well maintained.
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  • 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 »
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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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