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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. To visit Holstentor on your holiday in Lubeck, and find out what else Lubeck has to offer, use our Lubeck.
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  • I didn't go in to the building - not sure it was even open to be honest as both times I walked through there were no obvious signs. The building is one of the old city gates and the emblem of modern....  more
    I didn't go in to the building - not sure it was even open to be honest as both times I walked through there were no obvious signs. The building is one of the old city gates and the emblem of modern....  more »
  • If you arrive by train, this is your way in. Very old and much restored, nicely crooked. Find the doorhandles! 
    If you arrive by train, this is your way in. Very old and much restored, nicely crooked. Find the doorhandles!  more »
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  • The main sight in Lubeck, this gate a big focal point for entering the old city. Located right on the river too by some old brick buildings. Didn't go inside, just came for a picture. Highly recommend visiting.
  • Beautiful town with beautiful people. A real pleasure to walk this streets of history, to eat at the riverside, to visit the museums and churches and take the lift up in the highest tower.

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