Fünfhausen (Lübeck)

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The course of the Fünfhausen (marked in red)
Fünfhausen (2010)
Fünfhausen seen from the Beckergrube , 1900

Fünfhausen is a street in the old town of Lübeck .


The approximately 120-meter-long north-south street in the Marien-Magdalenen Quartier connects the Beckergrube with the Mengstrasse . The southern end point is opposite the Marienkirche , near the remains of the former Maria am Stegel chapel .


The street Fünfhausen was first mentioned in a document in 1290 as Luderi de Vifhusen . Its original name was derived from the councilor family Vifhusen, who owned land on their southwestern side. In addition to Lübeck, the Vifhusen were also based in Livonia . In 1560 still recorded as Vifhusenstrate , in 1629 the incorrect spelling Fieffhusen can be found . The name Fünfhausen has been officially established since 1852 .


Portal of an office building

The originally narrow street, lined with houses from several centuries , was largely destroyed in the air raid on Lübeck on March 29, 1942 . When it was rebuilt in the 1950s , the road was widened considerably for modern car traffic and straightened at the southern end, so that today there is neither historical development nor the spatial impression and course of the earlier conditions.

The Schonenfahrer office building on the corner of Mengstraße 18, which is historically so important for Lübeck , was demolished in the 19th century after the transfer to the Reichspost, although only vague images have survived. Today the 1st police station responsible for the inner city is located there.

Corridors and courtyards

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

  • 1: Stuhlmacher Gang
  • 9: Staak's gang
  • 15: Carpenter's aisle


  • W. Brehmer : The street names in the city of Lübeck and its suburbs. HG Rathgens, Lübeck 1889.
  • Max Hoffmann: The streets of the city of Lübeck. In: Journal of the Association for Lübeck History and Archeology. Jg. 11, 1909, ISSN  0083-5609 , pp. 215-292 (also special print: 1909).

Web links

Wikisource: Der Fünfhausen (Sage)  - Sources and full texts

Individual evidence

  1. See Fromhold von Vifhusen

Coordinates: 53 ° 52 ′ 8.5 ″  N , 10 ° 41 ′ 4.3 ″  E