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Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, Lubeck

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Historic Site
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 an important part of our history, which tells of how the elderly used to be. It is sickening to look into those small cells the old lived in, but at least dehade shelter and care.
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  • Very originally. Rarely do you get the chance to look at something like this hospital by then. It was rebuilt and restored when we were here. Many rooms and long corridor ceiling, original.
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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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  • 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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