Mengstrasse 6

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The house Mengstrasse 6

The house Mengstraße 6 is a listed building in Lübeck .


The building between the Wehde and the Buddenbrookhaus , opposite the north side of the Marienkirche , is located on a site on Mengstrasse that was first mentioned in a document in 1290 and has been proven to have been developed since 1373 . The councilors Siegfried von Bokholt and his son Gerhard von Bokholt are named as early owners . The building originally located here, the residence of Mayor Heinrich Brockes from 1599 to 1623 and with a classicist facade at the end of the 18th century , was destroyed in the British air raid on Lübeck in March 1942 .

After the ruins were removed, a new building was erected on the property in 1955, which represents an architectural composite . The modern building was given a brick-Gothic facade with a stepped gable , which dates back approximately to the year 1400. It comes from the house at Fischstrasse 19, which was also destroyed in 1942, and was reconstructed using the bricks that were still intact . However, the original change between glazed and unglazed layers was abandoned. Like the shop space on the ground floor, the striking, wide doorway does not go back to historical models; it originally served as an entrance to a market hall and is now the entrance gate of a parking garage that takes up a large part of the rear property and is currently being renovated.

The Mengstrasse facade of the house was placed under monument protection in 1967.



Individual evidence

  1. For the cultural and political background, see Manfred Eickhölter: The race of the “home” against the “nest dirtier” Thomas Mann - What the facade of Mengstrasse 6 knows to tell. In: Lübeckische Blätter 182 (2017), Heft 2 ( digitized version ), pp. 30–32

Coordinates: 53 ° 52 ′ 6 "  N , 10 ° 41 ′ 7.9"  E