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This is the door of the Heiligen Geist Hospital – Hospital of the Holy Spirit – in the centre of the Old Town in Lübeck.
The building is one of Europe’s oldest social institutions. Built in the decade between 1276 and 1286, it has barely been altered through the centuries. It was designed to be a home for the poor and sick and it still houses an old people’s home within its walls.
Lübeck is a city in northern Germany, once the capital of the Hanseatic League – a league of merchant cities that held a monopoly over the trade of the Baltic and North Seas. The city was badly bombed by the RAF during the war but as been so well restored to its former glory that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
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