Altstadt, Lubeck: perspective view of the Burgtor and surrounding buildings

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RIBApix ref no RIBA29607
Architect/DesignerPeck, Nikolaus
Artist/PhotographerGeorge, Sir Ernest (1839-1922)
CountryGermany
CityLubeck
Subject Date1889
Image Date1889
ViewTopographical
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSD65/8
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Situated at the estuary of the Trave River, Lubeck is the largest German port on the Baltic Sea and was for several centuries the prime port of the Hanseatic League. The Burgtor, the north gate to the old city, is one of two towered gates remaining from the old fortifications, the other being the Holstentor. It was designed by the city builder, Nikolaus Peck, and completed in 1444.

Subject tags

towers, fortifications, city walls, gateways