Holstentor, a historical city gate, serves not only as an icon of Lübeck but also as a museum about the city's history. Originally built in the 15th century, it is one of the relics of Lübeck's medieval city fortifications. Spend time admiring the gate before entering the museum, and look for the Latin inscription, which translates to "Harmony within, peace without." Step inside to explore seven rooms that focus mainly on Lübeck's trade history. Squeamish visitors should skip the Holsten Gate exhibit, which contains medieval torture instruments. To visit Holstentor on your holiday in Lubeck, and find out what else Lubeck has to offer, use our Lubeck.
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I didn't go in to the building - not sure it was even open to be honest as both times I walked through there were no obvious signs. The building is one of the old city gates and the emblem of modern.... more
I didn't go in to the building - not sure it was even open to be honest as both times I walked through there were no obvious signs. The building is one of the old city gates and the emblem of modern.... more »
If you arrive by train, this is your way in. Very old and much restored, nicely crooked. Find the doorhandles!
If you arrive by train, this is your way in. Very old and much restored, nicely crooked. Find the doorhandles! more »
Nice old entry to the town - looks really pretty. You can walk through and around and there is a museum but we did not go there.
Nice old entry to the town - looks really pretty. You can walk through and around and there is a museum but we did not go there. more »
The main sight in Lubeck, this gate a big focal point for entering the old city. Located right on the river too by some old brick buildings. Didn't go inside, just came for a picture. Highly recommend visiting.
Beautiful town with beautiful people. A real pleasure to walk this streets of history, to eat at the riverside, to visit the museums and churches and take the lift up in the highest tower.
The symbol of Lübeck, this medieval tor or gate has been restored and converted into a museum. What a magnificent sight is it when you see it for the first time while approaching from Bahnhofstrasse to Altstad. A must see.
One of the nice places to see in Lübeck. There is an entry ticket if you want to see inside the museum. Usually there will be crowd on the weekends.
The museum is open now! The entry fee is 8 euros pretty person, and 4 euros for students. Also open on good Friday. The museum shop is also pretty cool. The person was really nice and welcoming.
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