Lubeck Cathedral, Lubeck

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World heritage site · Church · Tourist Spot
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 cathedral has a very peaceful setting in a green area on the east side of the old town. I found it a beautiful church, the exterior as well as the interior. It is very old, built in the 12th...  more »
  • The 12th century cathedral was severely damaged in the RAF raid in 1942. This destruction of civilian targets started the German retribution towards England, topping up with the destruction of...  more »
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  • Short visit but a beautiful Lutheran church. Stunnning organ and history. Had free homemade soup!
  • Slightly off the beaten track. Had I not seen Marienkirke I would have given it another star, but one has to compare justly.
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