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Address: Holstentorplatz, Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Phone Number: +49 451 1224129
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A magnificent entrance to the city centre

A popular attraction, this is a very impressive gateway to the beautiful old town beyond. A photo stop here is pretty much essential when visiting the city.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A popular attraction, this is a very impressive gateway to the beautiful old town beyond. A photo stop here is pretty much essential when visiting the city.

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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This twin towers complex can be considered as the main touristic attraction in Lübeck. Simply a must see place but we preferred rather to spend time strolling the Hüxstraße.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful piece of architecture, the emblem of Lübeck, that deserves to be admired from the outside. The museum inside is not so interesting, although it has a very detailed wood model of Lübeck.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when visiting Lübeck. Great and well maintained building. Historc place. I was amazed by its beauty. Over the centuries it seems a bit twisted but that is what made it more sympathic.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A must to see when in the old town . Beautiful gardens on the approach the gateway. Perfect for photos

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The symbol of Lübeck greets you when arriving by train and walking into town. The museum is very informative and worth visiting. Great meeting point - everyone can direct you to the Holstentor. Oh, and don't forget to take pictures with the church towers and roof tops of the town behind the Holstentor - it's very picturesque, especially during Christmas... More 

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Grand Bend, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Holstentor was built in late Gothic between 1466-1477. It was constructed as a fortification, probably as a warning to Denmark, Lubeck and the Hanseatic League’s major rival for many years. Initially the gate bristled with cannons and was surrounded by ramparts, which were not removed until the mid 19th century. The motto on the outside of the building is... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I don't know if there are many Old Town Gates like this one, but Holstentor is surely one of the most beautiful.

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Wolfenbuttel, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This medieval gatehouse is the Icon of Lubeck city and the Hanseatic League. Beautifully restored after WW2, it separates the old town from the new and due to its over 500 year old age has sunken slightly. There is a museum located within about the city and also has information regarding the Hanseatic League. Unfortunately has restricted mobility access and... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Holstentor is the main gate of Lubeck. Everyone takes a photo here. There's a museum of Lubeck and the Hanseatic League inside, which is very interesting, and worth an hour of your time.

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