We entered the city this way and it was so amazing. Thw gate is so crooked but beautiful particularly at Christmas time.
The Holstentor is know the world over as Lübeck's most important landmark. It is part of the original defense parameter of the old city and was built in the 13th century. The interior of the two sturdy towers contains a recently updated museum that focuses on Lübeck's history as a core city in the Hanseatic league.
It is nice old gates to the town with remarkable architecture and great athmosphere! You need a nice shunny day to enjoy it the best - but even otherwise it is smashing with all the old statues and brick works ! Nice place - worth a visit as all Lubeck!
Seeing this medieval city gate is the perfect starting point for Lubeck. We loved the city and its centuries-old architecture. This marvelous gate, astride the river, puts this great city in its historical perspective.
Photographed millions of times it is a must-see. Not the most beautiful building on earth, but with some interesting history. I am glad the historic city council vote was 42-41 to keep it and not to tear it down!
Inside the gate is a museum explaining the evolution and trading routes of the Hanseatic League, with a mix of panels, objects and hands-on features. It is very well done, educational without being boring, and a lot of it is in English as well. Visiting it gives you half price access to another museum of your choice.
This tor was on my German learning book when I was younger and I finally visited in 2012. Inside every floor has 2 rooms of historical exhibits. Each tells interesting stories. I did not know that the tor was never used as a fortress. Lubeck is easy to walk around. Eat some marzipan cakes and visit this tor - it... More
The gate is impressive and easily accessible from Lubeck center. It is worth going there to tak a photo.
The Holstentor was the first thing we saw before entering the Old Town. This is the famous landmark appearing on postcards and in travel books. We were certainly impressed with it's architecture and history, and we took quite a few nice fotos as well. Definitely a must see if visiting Lübeck!
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