Door/4 – 22 Kleine Burgstrasse

This door leads to the interior of one of the oldest brick Gothic buildings in the Old Town in Lubeck, Germany.  The roof of the Kranenkonvent has been dated to the year 1283.  Originally a convent, it was modified several times.  After the Reformation and until 1846 it was an alms house; then an infirmary.  By 1920 it was a residence for the elderly and since 1966 it … Continue reading Door/4 – 22 Kleine Burgstrasse

Gangs and Höfe

One of the things that Lübeck in northern Germany is noted for are the many walkways, or gang, as in  Hellgrüner Gang and Dunkelgrüner Gang, that lead to hidden höfe, or courtyards.  This inauspicious doorway off of Engelswisch …

alley in Lubeckleads to this charming höfe …

courtyard in LubeckLübeck is very old and these hidden oases are the remains of the medieval development in the centre of the Old Town.   This gang and höfe are off Glockengeisserstrasse … Continue reading “Gangs and Höfe”