Holstentor
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Erdem
New York City, NY12 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Built in 1477, Holstentor was once the most important gate to the ports of Germany. Since then it has been renovated at least twice while always maintaining its charme.It is still considered the center of the town. The museum inside the gate offers deep historical insights about Lübeck and its region. Definitely worth a visit!
Written July 7, 2020
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Emerson G
Jundiai, SP797 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Nice place to visit (we were not in but just outside). Beautiful garden and close to several other Lübeck nice places to visit. Some pigeons around could make your visit not pleasant and also is making the monument a bit dirty. You can make some nice pictures, appreciate the architecture and history and that is it.. It is worthy the visit (30-60min)
Written May 25, 2021
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JS
Boernsen, Germany1,334 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
One will not / shall not miss this spot in Lübeck, it's a must. Interesting museum to explore. Few benches at the garden, sit and indulge this beauty.
Written April 21, 2021
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Nicholas K
Frankfurt, Germany63 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Impressive and well preserved structure marks the entrance to Northern Germany’s best preserved medieval city. The structure contains a small museum and nice promenade in front to take pictures. Interestingly, built with brick as much of the medieval city is. Well worth walking by and around
Written September 7, 2020
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GUSDALI
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,162 contributions
Apr 2011
The entrance to the medieval old Lübeck is really beautiful and very well preserved. The twin towers in the Gothic style are the main postcard of the city and are also known as "The Witch's Hats". To me, that was ok to apreciate its outside, but for the most interested, there is also a visit to the interior of the towers.
Written June 21, 2011
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springlering
Marietta, GA513 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
Lubeck was the "queen" of the Hanseatic League. If you don't know what the Hanseatic is, and have any interest whatsoever in medieval history, there is an excellent museum inside the Holstentor devoted to it.

Museum starts off a little childishly, with barrels of "trade goods" you can swing open to reveal more information, but it's hands on, and draws you in to the rest of the museum, which becomes gradually more detailed, with extensive exhibits. Nearly everything had an English translation.

I learned quite a bit about the Hanseatic League, and it's fascinating to imagine what it was like, and to understand that our own "logistics" and trade agreements are rooted in a centuries old tradition.

Excellent, highly recommend for the historically inclined.
Written April 10, 2014
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Busydays
Arlington, VA150 contributions
Dec 2011 • Couples
This old city gate was famously depicted on the old 50 Mark bills. This is not just the old city gate you can visit, its a wonderful little museum and trip through Luebeck's history. After undergoing renovations a few years ago the exhibits have been updated and are as entertaining as they are educational. Kids of all ages will love it - as well as any adult fond of old structures and history - but you need to be able to maneuver steps.
Written January 6, 2012
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Alejandro T
Tijuana56 contributions
Jul 2011
I saw many tourists using this landmark just for taking "the picture" of Lübeck but let me tell you that it goes fay beyond that usage, to visit the Holstentor museum is to learn about the importance of this city through time. Visiting the Holstentor museum made us learn about the city and experience it as Medieval town and as Queen of the Hanseatic League.

Highly recommended for history lovers, couples, children and families. Also, cute souvenirs at very good prices in the ticket shop. Visit the museum!
Written July 18, 2011
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AmazingLeaGrace
South East Asia60 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
It was my first time in Germany and I was sleeping during our entire drive from Denmark. When I woke up and saw these buildings, I knew we have arrived. Right in the center of the road, Holstentor welcomes you in Lübeck. Remnants of how much history took place in the area.
Written August 2, 2019
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Kheminda
Princeton, NJ57 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Great place to visit from Berlin as a day trip. Short train ride about 45 minutes from the main train station. Get off the Lubeck HBF and turn left and walk to the Village. You enter thru this magnificent gate. It has been preserved after WW2. The village give a look at Germany . Pay 1 Euro at the entrance and get a city map which suggest walking paths and what to cover. You can walk around the city in about 2 -3 hours enjoying the scenery.
Written September 27, 2016
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  • Mon - Mon 10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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