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The Holsten Gate and Museum

The Holsten Gate and Museum
One side of the Holstentor in Lübeck

Lübeck's Holstentor gate is one of the best known German buildings worldwide. Built in 1464, from its beginnings the Holstentor served both Lübeck's defence and its prestige - a massive double-towered city gate. Above the round-arched gateway entrance is the Latin inscription in golden letters: CONCORDIA DOMI FORIS PAX (unity at home and peace abroad). The monument as we see it today is the result of considerable restoration work: in the mid 19th century it was more or less a ruin. In 1863, with a majority of just one single vote, the city parliament decided to restore the gate and began restoration efforts, the last of which were carried out from 2004-2006.

Inside this historic monument the Holstentor Museum puts the history of Lübeck's hanseatic trade links, its power and its wealth on display. Exhibits such as historical ship models, suits of armor, weapons, legal instruments, and articles of merchandize offer many exciting discoveries to the visitors. The exhibition "The Power of Trade" - Die Macht des Handels - thus illustrates the success story with which the merchants of medieval Lübeck put their city firmly on the international map.

[ Source: http://www.die-luebecker-museen.de ]

Related: http://www.die-luebecker-museen.de/index.php?seid=1139
Address: Holstentorplatz, 23552 Lübeck
Tags: Lübeck, Hanseatic League, City Gate


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