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Burgkloster - the garden
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The former monastery Burgkloster is located in the north of Lübeck between the Burgtor town gate and the Koberg Place. It's located behind the neo-Gothic former court building in the Große Burgstraße (today: State Department of Social Services). The Burgkloster was founded in 1227. With the introduction of the Reformation in 1531, the monastery was dissolved. In the building a poorhouse was established. Within the subsequent years, the neglected building complex broke down one by one. In the early 19 Century, the no longer used, demolished church was torn down due to fall hazard. 

From the end of the 19th Century, the building was used as a courthouse and detention center. During the "Third Reich" the Burgkloster became site of National Socialist injustice. Arrested Jews were kept here, as well as resistance fighters of the labor movement. The "Christians Process" in 1943, which ended with the death sentences upon four anti-nazi clergymen, took place here. Thus, the Burgkloster is a monument both to the Middle Ages as well as the recent German history. 

The Burgkloster contains numerous stone sculptures, which are often created as a console and the vault final stones. It is the largest high-Gothic monastery in Northern Germany, and a sacred architectural monument of European rank. Until 2011, two museums were located here. Since 2011, the whole complex is being rebuilt and will be integral part of the European Hanse Museum, which is under construction now (2012).

sources: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgkloster_(Lübeck)

www.luebeck.de/tourismus

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Taken: 13/02/2012
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Updated: 06/08/2014
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Tags: lubeck; germany; architecture; history; geschichte; gotik; gotyk; gotic; kloster; convent; monastery; dominican; nazi; court; unjustice; unrecht; terror; denkmal; gedenkstätte
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