Lübeck Holy Spirit Hospital

Lübeck Holy Spirit Hospital


Brick Gothic from the 13th century

As early as the Middle Ages, the sick were cared for in Lübeck’s Holy Spirit Hospital. In 1286, the impressive building with its three-gabled storefront, four towers and imposing church hall was put into operation. Today it is considered one of the oldest social institutions still in existence in the world. In the nave, one of Lübeck’s most important brick Gothic buildings, beds were once lined up for the sick and needy. Today you can visit the old living chambers in the longhouse from Tuesday to Saturday. One of the former cabins is still furnished as it was in the 1970s. Especially worth seeing is certainly the art-historically interesting furnishings of the impressive church hall.


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