E X P L O R I N G
L Ü B E C K
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Lübeck is a city located in the north of
Germany. It was the capital of the Hanseatic
League and an important port on the Baltic
Sea. Lübeck has been a UNESCO World
Heritage Site since 1987, notably for its superb
red brick monuments. A massive bombing in
1942 unfortunately destroyed a large part of
the city, but most of the monuments were
rebuilt in the years following the war.
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The Holsten Gate is an ancient medieval
fortification. It is a symbol of the city and now
a museum. The two Gothic facades were
designed differently.
Holstentor
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Lübeck’s salt storehouses is a set of
six historic buildings built between
1579 and 1745. They were used to
store salt brought from Lüneburg,
which was later exported to other
ports in the Baltic Sea. Salt was
highly coveted, especially for the
preservation of fish.
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The town hall is a Gothic brick building.
Construction began in 1226 and was
completed in 1308. It is one of the largest
and most beautiful city halls in Germany.
The circular holes on the facade are
intended to break the wind.
Rathaus Lübeck
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The Lübeck Cathedral is the oldest monument
in the city. It was built between 1173 and 1335. In
1942, following the bombardments, the vault,
the altar and the two towers collapsed.
Dom zu Lübeck
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