Lübeck, as the headquarters of the Lufthansa League, gathered a lot of wealth at that time, so heavy walls were built to protect the city. The Holstein Gate had four gates at the earliest, and the third gate from the outside to the present is preserved.
"Holstein Gate" is the west gate of the old city, so its west-facing part of the city wall is very thick. The two towers are equipped with shooting holes. There are also earthen cannons in the building. The narrow window of the middle gate is used for splashing asphalt. And the boiling water, of course, is to attack the enemy siege.
For the history of the founding of the ancient city of Lübeck, the "age" of the Holstein Gate is not too big. It has only guarded the ancient city for more than 600 years, but the years of polishing still made it overwhelmed, not only sinking but also tilting, and I don’t know. It can also protect this ancient city for many years.
The ancient city of Lubeck in Germany
The symbol of Lübeck, the Holstein Gate, a world cultural heritage, is a place worth visiting. The architectural style is very distinctive, the round body, the towering spire, the thick city wall, and there is a museum inside that costs 7 euros. It is relatively simple, but you can go or not. It is also a good choice to spend a day here slowly and enjoy the passage of time.
You can have a daze on the large lawn next to Holstentor. This red brick gate is also a symbol of the country. It has the flavor of a fairy-tale city, but the Latin inscription on the wall: concordia domi forls Pax, meaning Internal harmony, external peace. Is this a German-style stability maintenance?
The Holstein Gate has a unique shape, with a double-tower spire structure, a dark gray roof, and a dark red-brown to strong round fortress shape, with a semi-circular door hole under it. Taking a distant view from under the round gate, the steeple church in the old town of Lübeck, the gables of the distinctive buildings, the colorful walls, and the small dome decorations are all embodied in a beautiful way. This is the iconic building that best reflects Lübeck, and you know it is Lübeck when you see it. From the east side, the Holstein Gate building is slightly tilted to the south. Compared with the roof of the car passing by it, it is indeed tilted. But it still stands there, not falling through the vicissitudes of life!
Preston_Dominguez: Holstentorplatz, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Lübeck Academy of Music,St Mary's Church,Holstentor,Lubeck Oldtown),Buddenbrookhaus