Breite Strasse (Lübeck)

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The Breite Strasse (marked in red)
Lower Broad Street around 1880
Mittlere Breite Strasse around 1906
Obere Breite Strasse around 1910 during a Senate session
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The Breite Strasse with a view of St. Jakobi
Fountain sculpture Der Goldene Sod by Johannes Michler (1991)

The Breite Straße (1284: Latin Platea lata ) is the backbone of the pedestrian zone in the old town of the Hanseatic city of Lübeck and one of the four streets of the main north-south connection system of urban planning in the 12th century.

It begins on Koberg between the Jakobikirche and the Schiffergesellschaft and the house of the merchants . In this first section, most of the pre-war buildings have been preserved, while otherwise many buildings were destroyed in the air raid on Lübeck on March 29, 1942 . At the corner of the Beckergrube road traffic turns. Even if in the opinion of experts, Breite Straße is too small as a pedestrian zone, the supporting pillars of every pedestrian zone can be found in the following section past St. Marien and the office building to the town hall on the market , albeit with a few local specialists (such as Niederegger ). In front of the office building at Marienkirchhof , Mengstrasse, made world-famous by Thomas Mann , turns right to the nearby Buddenbrookhaus . His brother Heinrich Mann was born in 1871 on Breite Strasse. After the Second World War, a new building with a memorial plaque for Heinrich Mann was erected on the site of the house where he was born. A new commercial building is currently being built here (2009), and the Thomas Mann Stone by the sculptor Ulrich Beier (1975) is currently not on view either. The smaller individual shops in Lübeck can be found in the smaller Rippenstrasse , which run at right angles , such as Wahmstrasse , Hüxstrasse , Fleischhauerstrasse and Dr.-Julius-Leber-Strasse . The Breite Strasse ends at the Kohlmarkt at the intersection with Wahmstrasse . Its extension is the Sandstrasse , which leads over the Klingenberg and the Mühlenstrasse to the south from the old town. The Sparkasse zu Lübeck has its headquarters in a building dating from 1965 at 18 Breiten Strasse. From 1906 to 1921, the Metropol cinema was located in Breiten Strasse .

The fountain sculpture Der Goldene Sod by Johannes Michler was erected in 1991 on the corner of Mengstrasse . The fountain is located on the site of the golden sod from the Middle Ages. This is where the four historic quarters Marien-Magdalenen Quartier, Marien Quartier, Jakobi Quartier and Johannis Quartier met.

Listed buildings

Under monument protection the buildings are no. 1-5, 9, 27, 75-77 odd and no. 2-8, 28-34 just as well as the town hall with the office building.

Former buildings

Web links

Commons : Breite Straße (Lübeck)  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 53 ° 52 ′ 3.7 "  N , 10 ° 41 ′ 10"  E

Individual evidence

  1. The Golden Sod. Art in Public Space Lübeck, accessed on February 11, 2018 .