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Holstentor, Lubeck

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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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  • Our highlight was the well-known views of the Holsten Gate. Then, we took the opportunity to visit it from the inside in the same Museum. The exhibits are divided into the North and South Tower, where plenty of stairs to climb. The trade of the Hanseatic period, ships, nautical equipment, instruments of torture, guns will be presented...
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  • This was our first real impression of Lübeck and it was not disappointing. Particularly nice is the small garden before the gate and the 6 warehouses on the right by the river Trave. A wonderful landm...  more »
  • An old building in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck, nice park behind the building. You are a bit behind, or a piece in front of the building, the building seems to fall toward the Center, worth seeing
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