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The Beckergrube (marked in red)
The Beckergrube; View from Pfaffenstraße towards Trave (2014)
The Beckergrube before 1900

The Beckergrube (Latin: Fossa pistorum ) in the Marien-Magdalenen Quartier is a street in Lübeck's old town.


The Beckergrube branches off from the Breiten Straße at the common intersection with Pfaffenstraße and takes over the derivation of the local public transport and the MIV in front of the pedestrian zone that begins here . At this point, Pfaffenstrasse connects Breite Strasse with Königstrasse and Glockengießerstrasse .

Like all Lübeck mines, the Beckergrube leads from the crest of the old town hill down to the old harbor on the Trave . The bowl booth branching off leads to the middle Mengstraße and past the Marienkirche west of the Lübeck market to Holstenstraße .

The Beckergrube leads directly to the other bank of the Trave situated Music and Congress Center Lübeck to put on their roof of the strangers of Thomas Schütte is crowned who remember at this point forcefully in mind that the port of Lübeck by the German colonization of the east to During and after the end of the Second World War, displacement has always served not only for the movement of goods but also for the migration of people.

Listed houses

In the upper part of the building, Beckergrube 6–16 are under monument protection . Here, the projects Municipal Theater of architect Martin Dulfer in Art Nouveau dominant way. The left side of the street, on the other hand, shows itself as simple reconstruction architecture from the 1950s as a result of the 1942 bombing . The HSH Nordbank building on the corner of Breiten Strasse was demolished in winter 2008 and has been replaced by a modern department store.

In the lower Beckergrube the houses numbers 63-73, 79, 83-89 and 95 are odd and the plots 76, 82, 86 (historical wine shop of Melle) and 88 are under monument protection.

Other important residents

In the middle part of the Beckergrube is the building of the Lübeck company Possehl as well as the seat of the culturally and socially influential Possehl Foundation in Lübeck . The Wullenwever restaurant, run by Roy Petermann , is located in the listed building 71. The Mann family's residential building and company headquarters were relocated in 1882 from Mengstraße to building 52, which was destroyed in 1942.


Corridors and courtyards

The following Lübeck corridors and courtyards started from the Beckergrube (according to house numbers):

  • 17: Brokes Gang (actually not a residential corridor, but rear access to Mengstraße 6. Downhill)
  • 18: Pottery course (disappeared during the renovation in the 1880s)
  • 21: Buschen Gang (demolished after 1753)
  • 28: Ahrends Torweg (destroyed in 1942)
  • 47: Kopeis Torweg (pending)

Web links

Commons : Beckergrube  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Historical photos of the Beckergrube Coordinates: 53 ° 52 ′ 10.6 ″  N , 10 ° 41 ′ 1.7 ″  E