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Holstentor, Lubeck
(4.5/5 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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  • One afternoon we would see the Gate from the inside. Really pleasant and interesting. There were different spaces with exhibition, and it only cost 7 euros. It is not suitable for people who are mobility-impaired.
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  • There you go for strength, the location is spectacular and enhances the door and what is around them. I did not visit the Museum inside.
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  • Impressive brick building which was the main entrance to the city of Lübeck. Today it remains a noticeable tilt.
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  • It's nice little museum that you will while entering the old Lubeck city. The preserved antiques from medieval era gives you a peek in the history of trading in Europe via sea root. Nice one for one time!
  • Imponent structure well located at the entrance when you come from the main train station
  • Really interesting! Lots of variety, never a dull moment.
  • The gatehouse is pretty sweet, definitely evokes a medieval town feel. Have not explored the museum inside sadly...
  • Innovative museum in your language and about your Hanseatic city.