Mengstrasse 38

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The house Mengstraße 38 (2016)

The house Mengstraße 38 is a Grade II listed building in Lübeck .


The two-story house has a classicistic plastered facade with five window axes on Mengstrasse ; the design is not completely symmetrical, as the entrance door is not in the center, but occupies the rightmost window axis.

The actual house behind the more recent facade is considerably older: the roof structure could be dated to the years 1460/61, the original brick back gable that has been preserved is designed in the late Gothic forms of that time. On the street side, the roof is designed as a hipped roof , as the original stepped gable was higher than the facade that was in front in the 19th century and a new roof was therefore necessary during the renovation. The house is connected to the opposite corner house with rocking arches via the Blocksquerstraße .

The interior of the house includes the fully preserved paneled hallway from the 16th century and the so-called Harm's room with carved wall panels from the late 16th and mid-17th centuries and a sandstone fireplace from 1587. The room was located originally in the house Schüsselbuden 24 , which was the office of the shopkeeper until 1868 and was demolished in 1908. Consul Lorenz Ludwig Heinrich Harms bought the room in 1904 and had it transferred.


The oldest documentary evidence of a previous building dates from 1287. In 1322, the councilor Marquard von Coesfeld the Elder is documented as the owner; In 1337 he had it sold to Councilor Hinrich von Alen through the agents Hermann Morneweg and Bernhard Oldenborch , also members of the council . In 1352 Alen's children sold half of the building to councilor Hermann von Osenbrügge .

In the 15th century the councilor Tidemann Tzerntien owned and lived in the house; However, it is not absolutely clear who the owner was in 1460/61 when the new building, which essentially still exists today, was listed.

In 1581 the councilor Joachim Wibbeking bought the house; To this day, the court files of a process in which he defended himself against a new building on the neighboring property and which was brought before the Reich Chamber of Commerce.

In 1809 the building became the property of the Lorenz Harms & Söhne wine shop, whose owner Lorenz Ludwig Heinrich Harms had the façade built today in 1876.

In 1967 the exterior of the building, especially the gothic court gable, was placed under monument protection; The building is listed under number 854 in the Lübeck monuments list.


  • Klaus J. Groth: World Heritage Lübeck - Listed Houses , p. 337 f .; Verlag Schmidt-Römhild, Lübeck 1999

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Coordinates: 53 ° 52 ′ 7.4 "  N , 10 ° 40 ′ 57.8"  E