Lübeck salt storage

Lübeck salt storage


Historical film set

Salt was the basis of the wealth of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck in the earlier times. Right next to the Holsten Gate on the Obertrave, a group of brick warehouses was built between the 16th and 18th centuries – the Lübeck Salt Warehouses. Until 1839, the warehouses were the property of the “Saline Oldesloe”, as can be read on the facade. At that time, the salt was exported from Lübeck to the whole of Scandinavia and used mainly for preserving fish in Norway and Sweden. The salt warehouses gained fame as a backdrop for the movie “Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror”. Today, the old warehouses serve as the headquarters of a textile department store.


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