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Address: Holstentorplatz, Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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The gateway to Lubeck

This is the first sight of the old town as you come in from the railway station - and what a magnificent site. It's leaning slightly, being on marshy ground, but still a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fife, Scotland
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Aarhus, Denmark
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is really impressive from the outside - but it is hard to comprehend what is on the inside. It is probably something about the Harse Stadt network, i.e., the old network of trading places around the Germany and even beyond in Europe. So I was impressed but we choose not to enter as it was hard to judge... More 

1 Thank Anders K
Fife, Scotland
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first sight of the old town as you come in from the railway station - and what a magnificent site. It's leaning slightly, being on marshy ground, but still a wonderful medieval introduction to Lubeck

1 Thank LassInFife
Buren, The Netherlands
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250 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,451 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once the only entrance to Lübeck, this gate was built between 1466 and 1478. The design, by Hinrich Helmstede, was based on a Flemish plan. After the Holstentor they build another five gates to enter/exit the city from this side of the town. They all have been demolished due to city expansions. The Holstentor they kept. Now it has become... More 

5 Thank Berichthier214
Dorking, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came over to visit a friend who has moved here for work... Lübeck is lovely. So much to do and see with so many interesting museums Holstentor being one of them.. Stunning views of the city and within walking distance of the station and old town. Definitely worth a visit and a great place to picnic and watch the world... More 

1 Thank Ollie72S
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A great place to see some of Germany's history. The building is very old and you can see if leaning to one side which adds to it's charming character.

Thank Kimberly M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

First of all - they dont like foreingers becauce they dont take either Mastercard nor visacard but only german ec-cards or cash.... Wenn You have paid the 7 EUR to her inside, it's dispapointing...

1 Thank Eric N
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45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Lubeck and we loved all of it. But this was definitely one of the most beautiful buildings of this city. It was built in a swampy area so you can see how it is tilted. Definitely worth yo take a picture!

1 Thank nestorgf94
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

As you arrive with train a very short walk you are met with the awesome sight of the gate telling you that you are in a true historic medieval city. A truly impressive sight and a Kodak moment.

1 Thank Amr A
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The trademark of Luebeck. And of the Marzipan company. Very impressive building. Good photo opportunity. But check out the right time to have the sun in the back when taking the pictures.

2 Thank Andreas J
Woodbury, Minnesota
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

First thing you see as you walk into Lübeck. Because of the sun angle, the city side is best pictured in the morning and the entry side is best pictured in the afternoon.

2 Thank mnbob2012

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