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: ostsee.de/luebeck/holstentor.html
December 23, 2018
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.
December 29, 2018
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 center.uebermorgen.luebeck.de/projekte/innenstadt/beitraege/holstentorplatz.html
December 6, 2019
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.
November 7, 2018
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)
January 28, 2020
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