Augustenstrasse 30, Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, 23564, Germany
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Old and New in Lübeck - from St Petri Kirk
An interesting conversation piece in Luebeck.
Travel Tips for Lübeck
In case you want to bring any electrical appliances with you, here is the system Germany uses: 220 volts and 50 Hz. It is a round pin attachment plug (see picture)
An adapter will allow you to plug an appliance designed for one type of outlet into another type of outlet. Despite the fact that more than a dozen different types of plugs are in use, a typical travel adapter kit usually contains about five adapters which are capable of dealing with most of the outlets shown here. Adapters often manage this versatility by bypassing the ground/earth wire.
Beware: an adapter by itself will not change the electrical voltage. You must be sure that your appliance can handle different voltages (either automatically or through a voltage switches). If it can't, you will need a voltage converter.
Salzspeicher (salt storehouses)
Next to the Holsten gate is a good example of a salt storehouse. Now used by a leading fashion department store (whose bags show a panoramic view of the gothic spires of Lubeck).
The photograph shows it in 1905, when it still presumbly had piles of salt and salted herrings hung up in their thousands. In medieval times salt was referred to as 'White Gold', as it was so necessary to preserve food in theses more northern climes. The salt came in on the 'Salt road', taking about 20 days or so with every little village and town charging a tax/toll on it as it passed through. From Lubeck it was shipped out all over the place.
Nowadays if you talked about 'White gold' most people would perhaps you were talking about a completely different powdery substance.
The shop is certainly worth a wander, if only to get a feel of how big this salt enterprise must have been.
This tower, or should I say these towers?, is the best known CITY TOWER dating from the LATE MIDDLE AGES.
The tower was rebuilt in the 15th Century and there are two inscriptions: CONCORDIA DOMI FORIS PAX, which means: Eintracht im Hause und Frieden vor der Toren(HARMONY WITHIN, PEACE WITHOUT) and the second inscription is: "S.P.Q.L." which means: Senatus Polulusque Lubecensis, der Senat und das Volk von Lübeck..
To my surprise I could enter the tower which houses a lovely, interesting museum on Lübeck's History and the symbol of Lübeck, the Tower itself.
Although traffic goes on and of along this place: don't walk on, but walk THROUGH the tower and you will enter a lovely and quiet park at the end of which 2 gigantic bronze lions are sitting on the grass, like guardians of the city!
In the photo the tower as I saw it from the top of the St. PETRI CHURCH where I climbed the tower.....
Petrikirche - Trave quay
There is the Sacred Peter's church - Petrikirche to the right of the gate Holstentor. It was erected in the thirteenth century. The height of a tower is 86 meters, there is a viewing platform, but we there, unfortunately, have not got it.
The Holsten Gate (Holstentor)
This city landmark is a well known gate that marks the western boundary of the old center of of Lübeck. It a lasting part of Lübeck’s medieval fortifications and the last surviving city gate, and quite impressive for it's bulk. It has a unique pair of round towers large archway entrance are seen as the city symbol. The red brick construction material is common in the area, but the black tiles stand out. The gate and the old city center (Altstadt) of Lübeck are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The black tile stripes that go around the gate have different designs. You will see lilies, a lattice pattern, or a representation of thistle leaves. There's the Lübeck heraldic eagle and a tree, and two men holding a coat of arms. Above the archway entrance there are works inscribed that read “concordia domi foris pax” (“harmony within, peace without”). This inscription dates from 1871 and is a shorter version of an earlier inscription that read "Concordia domi et pax foris sane res est omnium pulcherrima”
When you go toward the old city you can't miss the gate. There is a long grass lawn leading up to it, which is a popular place to hang out or take photos. Just on the other side of the gate there are classic views of the waterway, where you can see the old buildings and church tower skyline. It makes a very impressive entrance to this beautiful city.
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