Friday, June 22, 2018

GERMANY ~ The Holsten Gate - Lübeck - UNESCO ~

.. .Beautiful view of one of the most famous sights in Lübeck and one of the best known German buildings worldwide... the Holsten Gate is an impressive monument of a bygone age in the city's history... with two majestic lions stand guarding the city in front of the Gate... it was known as the Queen of the Hanseatic League, a powerful trade organization... this year Lübeck marks its 875th anniversary with many concerts, exhibitions, events and great "unique" special anniversary postmark... Thanks a lot Dustin!! (✿ ♥‿♥)
Photo: U. Findeisen

Lübeck founded in 1143 is a city in northern Germany close to the Baltic Sea and one of the major ports of the country. Surrounded by water on all sides, the old town has a historic centre dominated by seven church steeples.

Originally The  Holsten Gate was part of the town's defensive wall, marking the western boundary. It dates back to the 15thC, when Lubeck was a strongly fortified medieval city. This Brick Gothic construction is one of two remaining city gates, the other being the Citadel Gate ("Burgtor").

Together with the old city centre (Altstadt) of Lübeck it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987


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