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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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  • You cannot visit Lubeck without visiting Holstentor. Very good for photography also. I was not well the day we went and it meant walking a fair distance from our hotel, but it was worth it.  more »
  • Great place to start a walk trough the southern parts of the city and the boulevard restaurants along the Trave river.  more »
  • The building is really impressive from the outside - but it is hard to comprehend what is on the inside. It is probably something about the Harse Stadt network, i.e., the old network of trading places...  more »