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Holstentor, Lubeck

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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. Make Holstentor a part of your Lubeck vacation plans using our Lubeck vacation generator.
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  • A piece of Lübeck history presented here for visitors to this beautiful city. The Holsten Gate due to the special nature of the Hanseatic architecture gives insight into the old Lübeck.
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  • Really is impossible to ignore this door, if these in Lübeck you'll it see safe, I does not fit, I think that you can visit an exhibition inside... But the garden surrounding this strange monument is very nice to take a tente on foot or simply rest your feet while tired are continuous tourism.
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  • This is an interesting piece of history, showing how well built buildings can last until the present day. This gate house to the city is used in many of the present day products, such as the Niedegger...  read more »
  • The gatehouse is pretty sweet, definitely evokes a medieval town feel. Have not explored the museum inside sadly...
  • Love the Holstentor museum! It's a good introduction into historic rise of status of citizenship through trade.
  • Very nice and unique landmark which can be seen clearly..
  • Haven't been inside but the tower itself(not a separate landmark on Maps) is very much worth checking out.
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