It is a little bit spooky but worth a visit: the Heiligen-Geist-Hospital in the city centre of Lübeck, Germany. A beautiful Gothic building made from red bricks containing a former hospital dating back to the year 1227 CE. When you enter it you will feel like in a church – there are giant religious wall paintings, a pulpit and some sculptures. You can also enter the main hall of the hospital where you can see wooden cabins that were once used to separate the ill. Hard to imagine to stay for a longer time in one of these.

Later this place was used as a retirement home and people were living here until 1970. The Heiligen-Geist-Hospital can be accessed free of charge during the opening times. If you want to fully understand this place you should join a tour.

Koberg 11
23552 Lübeck

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