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Lubeck Cathedral, Lubeck

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Lübeck Cathedral (German: Dom zu Lübeck, or colloquially Lübecker Dom) is a large brick-built Lutheran cathedral in Lübeck, Germany and part of the Lübeck World Heritage Site. It was started in 1173 by Henry the Lion as a cathedral for the Bishop of Lübeck. It was partly destroyed in a bombing raid in World War II (1942), when the Arp Schnitger organ was destroyed by fire, but was subsequently reconstructed.

It is also famous for works of Bernt Notke and Thomas Quellinus, which survived the bombing raid in 1942. The famous altar by Hans Memling is now in Lübeck's St. Annen Museum. The current church was finished in 1982.

In 1873 the Cathedral celebrated its 700th anniversary, when an offshoot of the Lutheran Memorial Beech Tree, in Steinbach near Bad Liebenstein in Thuringia, was planted in the churchyard.
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  • The Lübeck Cathedral is one of the famous towers of the town. Entrance is free. The inside is very like a church - impressive of course but not that special. Outside it looks great. 
    The Lübeck Cathedral is one of the famous towers of the town. Entrance is free. The inside is very like a church - impressive of course but not that special. Outside it looks great.  more »
  • Beautifully restored building with some fine features inside and an interesting installation about the history of the cathedral 
    Beautifully restored building with some fine features inside and an interesting installation about the history of the cathedral  more »
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  • If you see a guide there, ask them about the mechanical clock, it's an amazing piece of art from 17th century. The guides are very nice and will show you around, there's a lot of mystery and interesting history in this cathedral 😏
  • Very strong experience. A really wonderful piece of history and architecture

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