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The Holstentor is today the landmark of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck.
As a "middle-class" of the formerly four Holstentoren - the others were demolished at the beginning or middle of the 19th century - it narrowly escaped the same fate. Instead, it was completely redeveloped and gradually acquired the meaning it is given today.
In addition to the Middle Holsten Gate, the inner castle gate is still preserved from the gates of the former city fortifications in the north of the old town island.
The Holstentor houses a museum on the history of the Hanseatic city.
June 23, 2018
The Lübeck Holstentor is probably the most famous city gate in Germany and the landmark of Lübeck. It was built between 1464 and 1478 by the Lübeck master builder Hinrich Helmstede during a modernization of the fortifications on the Trave side.
Source and further information: ostsee.de/luebeck/holstentor.html
December 23, 2018
Late Gothic city gate, which limits the old town of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck to the west. It is the landmark of the city. Since 1950, the City History Museum of Lübeck has been located in the rooms of the Holstentor. Meeting point. And pretty crooked (:
October 7, 2018
When visiting the Hanseatic city of Lübeck it is a must to visit the Holstentor. The city gate, which limits the old town of Lübeck to the west, is a late gothic building and belongs to the remains of the Lübeck fortifications. In addition to the castle gate, it is the only preserved city gate of Lübeck.
Due to its high profile, it is today considered the landmark of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. In addition to the Brandenburg Gate, the Cologne Cathedral or the Munich Liebfrauenkirche there is probably no other important German building, which is so popular worldwide.
June 24, 2019
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