"HOLSTENTOR....." Lübeck Things to Do Tip by eden_teuling

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  DAS HOLSTENTOR, LüBECK.
by eden_teuling
 
 

This tower, or should I say these towers?, is the best known CITY TOWER dating from the LATE MIDDLE AGES.

The tower was rebuilt in the 15th Century and there are two inscriptions: CONCORDIA DOMI FORIS PAX, which means: Eintracht im Hause und Frieden vor der Toren(HARMONY WITHIN, PEACE WITHOUT) and the second inscription is: "S.P.Q.L." which means: Senatus Polulusque Lubecensis, der Senat und das Volk von Lübeck..

To my surprise I could enter the tower which houses a lovely, interesting museum on Lübeck's History and the symbol of Lübeck, the Tower itself.

Although traffic goes on and of along this place: don't walk on, but walk THROUGH the tower and you will enter a lovely and quiet park at the end of which 2 gigantic bronze lions are sitting on the grass, like guardians of the city!

In the photo the tower as I saw it from the top of the St. PETRI CHURCH where I climbed the tower.....

Address: Holstentorplatz
Phone: 0451 12 24129
Website: http://www.luebecker-verkehrsverein.de

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  • Updated Jul 18, 2004
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