Lübeck Holsten Gate

Lübeck Holsten Gate


Landmark of the Hanseatic city

When you think of Lübeck, the first thing that comes to mind is certainly the Holsten Gate. As one of four medieval city gates, it is nowadays the most famous landmark of the city. Besides the Holsten Gate, only the Bugtor remains from the former Lübeck city fortifications. The gate was built between 1464 and 1478 and served both for representation and defense. However, none of the 30 guns in the tower was ever fired. During the modernization of the fortification, the gate was built with the two towers and the intermediate wing with a round-arched passage gate and was located in front of the city like a bridge tower.


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