Holsten Gate Lübeck — welcome home
The Holsten Gate is Lübeck’s famous landmark and one of the most popular motifs for photos in the whole of Northern Europe. It decorates countless postcards, marzipan cakes, stamps and 2-Euro coins with its thick red-brick walls and massive twin towers. This impressive Gothic city gate was once a symbol of power and formed an important part of the town’s fortifications designed to protect this rich Hanseatic city from enemy attacks. The green spaces in front of the gate represent a wonderful place to relax in summer, offering the peace and quiet you need to plan your visit to Lübeck. You are sure to persuade the two iron, life-sized lions guarding the steps to the Holsten Gate with typically Lübeck serenity to join you in a casual selfie.