The Holstentor is a late Brick Gothic city gate, part of the medieval fortifications of L├╝beck in Germany. It consists of two towers with an arched entranceway between them.

The main gate was erected by the city master builder Hinrich Helmsted between 1464 and 1478. A front gate of the Holstentor, supposed to improve the defence of the city's west side, was built in 1585. It was later demolished.

The Holstentor appears on the current 2 German Euro coin and former 50 DM banknote.
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By: DonMartini


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