Another one of those places full of history in Luebeck. How fascinating that it is used for stalls in the Christmas market!
If you've seen the hospice in Beaune, this is its poor, poor cousin. Worth a peek to see what their guests had to deal with, but that's about it. If you do go to this area, check out St. Jacob's church, about 1 block away. The church, itself, is not too special, but that 15th century organ is absolutely amazing!
We were lucky enough to be in the square to hear the bells, it was an unexpected pleasure, we visited the interior of the building with a local guide who explained the history and use of the building, it was very interesting, the frescos inside were really nice, and it was nice to see how civic minded he old merchants... More
An awesome place, it has served for 800 years, forst as a hospital and then, since the 15th century till today, as a residence for the frail and elderly. A prime example of civic mutuality, run by the city council, iin the original buildings from the 13th to 16th centuries. The buildings alone are impressive, but the documentation about social... More
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