St Annen Museum
The architecture in the North German town of Lübeck never fails to impress me. It is a town of churches and spires, of brick and cobblestone, of browns and greens. The St Annen Museum might not be as beautiful as some of the other buildings in town, but it is certainly a good place to learn about the history of this once-important trade town.
The St Annen Museum was built on the remains of an old monastery that was built in 1502 and burnt down in 1843.
The museum itself gives visitors to the city a good background to the origins of the city, and how the locals lived, loved, and died. There are exhibitions dedicated to the church, which has always been a major part in everyday life in Lübeck.
There is also a very good art gallery attached to the museum, with a permanent exhibition dedicated to post-1945 paintings and sculptures. [more ]