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  • JR56

    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. Further information:

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    • December 23, 2018

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    In former times the areas before and between the gates (one had several as here) were always radically cleared, so that one had free sight and so could deny possible enemies the advance to the gate.
    Here is still a small part of it has been preserved and designed as a lawn.

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    • December 29, 2018

  • R🅰️ndn🅾️tiz

    A wonderful testimony to the former prosperity of the Hanseatic period, which escaped demolition only by a hair's breadth.

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    • December 26, 2018

  • JR56

    The significance and imposance of Lübeck's most famous city gates is highlighted by generous green areas and open space. The green area in front of the Holstentor with its benches and lawns invites you to take in the view of the Holstentor entrance into the city on it. On information boards is introduced to the history of Lübeck as well as the various 'paths', which guide the tourists with colorful stumbling blocks thematically through the city

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    • December 6, 2019

  • 🌞🌞Toschi🐢🐌

    Beautiful city with a lot of nature. The place is mandatory.

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    • June 5, 2020

  • Timber

    Landmark of Lübeck and earlier on the back of the 50 Mark bill. Always nice to walk through and later enjoy Lübeck marzipan.

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    • June 17, 2020

  • Siegfried LG

    There is hardly a more important German building, in addition to the Brandenburg Gate, the Cologne Cathedral and the Munich Liebfrauenkirche, which enjoys such popularity worldwide as the Lübeck Holstentor.

    Because of its high profile, it is now considered a landmark of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck. The late Gothic building is one of the remnants of the former Lübeck fortifications. It is next to the castle gate the only preserved city gate Lübeck.

    In the years 1464-1478 the Holstentor was built by city master builder Hinrich Helmstede after Dutch models.

    The newly designed exhibition inside the Holstentor presents seven interesting themed rooms on the subject of "The power of commerce", in which different installations require the active activity of the visitor and offer interesting discoveries and surprises.
    The work of the Lübeck long-distance trader is dedicated to the rooms in the Holstentor. He has shaped the city since the Middle Ages in economic, political, cultural and architectural terms.


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    • November 7, 2018

  • Manfred

    I love these little traffic light guys 🚦

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    • October 6, 2019

  • Radolin

    Anyone who has been to Lübeck and has not seen it, has certainly missed something1

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    • July 10, 2019

  • PeterStar

    The landmark of Lübeck, worth seeing and a must.

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    • September 9, 2019

  • Otze MTB

    Who misses is himself guilty

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    • November 27, 2019

  • Nordhesse

    The Holstentorplatz in its current shape and size was only created in the 1930s when the area around the Holstentor was completely redesigned.
    From 1934 until the end of the Second World War, the square was misused by the Third Reich, the name changed to Adolf-Hitler-Platz and used for National Socialist marches and celebrations.
    After the Second World War the name was changed back to Holstentorplatz; the green area initially gave way to a potato field, but was restored in 1948. In 1949, two statues of cast iron lying lions, which had flanked the entrance to the Hotel Stadt Hamburg am Klingenberg until it was destroyed in the air raid on Palm Sunday 1942, found a new place on both sides of the entrance to the park. With the exception of minor changes in detail, the Holstentorplatz had thus retained the shape that it still shows today.
    (Partial excerpts from the history of Lübeck)

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    • January 28, 2020

  • codo786

    There I stand and think about money !?
    Until 1991 the Holsten Gate adorned the back of the old 50 DM bill ;-)

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    • February 23, 2020

  • Nordhesse

    The Holsten Gate offers a good start to a beautiful and worth seeing Lübeck old town tour.
    Car parking spaces and good restaurants can be found right next door, on the upper and lower trave.

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    • February 29, 2020

  • André

    The place in historic Lübeck

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    • May 14, 2020

  • Christoph 🌍✌🏾

    Totally impressive goal. Definitely worth seeing!

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    • June 20, 2020

  • Manuel

    One of the former 4 city gates in a row.

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    • September 7, 2020

  • Luki&Elli

    The highlight of Lübeck. The old gate of the city wall is simply an amazing construct.

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    • October 10, 2020

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