Hall with cloakroom, small bedroom, bathroom with shower and toilet
Living room with sofa bed, kitchen with oven, kettle and coffee machine (no dishwasher / no microwave). clinkered walls, truss visible
queen bed, walk in closet
Lübeck is famous for its corridors and courtyards. These are remnants of medieval town planning. Behind the gable-side street houses in the Middle Ages, the so-called "stalls" were built. These were small, two-storey buildings, which had only one room per floor from their layout. In these booths lived the employees, day laborers and carriers of the trade, which was exercised in front in the street house.
The aisles and courtyards are usually reached by a more or less narrow passage. The corridors are narrow alleyways with small to tiny houses to the left and right. The courtyards, on the other hand, usually extend around a small square, usually with a tree.
At the end of the 17th Century existed in Lübeck more than 180 courses and courtyards. Today there are still about 90, which represent an urbanistic rarity, which contributed not insignificantly to the appointment of Lübeck's old town to a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
The corridors and courtyards bear characteristic names, for example, dark green corridor, Brandweinbrenner Gang, Fünfbudengang, Käselausgang or Glockengiesser Hof. Our house is located in the sable corridor and takes its name from a bricklayer who built several buildings in this corridor in 1803. The history of this corridor is much older and can be traced back to the year 1307.
While formerly the passage and courtyard houses were reserved only for the "poor people", today these houses are mostly lovingly restored and are coveted living quarters for people who like to live in the city center and love a very special social "biotope" like it only can be found in the corridors and courtyards.
High demands on a lot of space and high ceilings must not be allowed. Even our house is 20 m² floor area rather tiny and therefore offers enough space for a maximum of four adults. But it is very cozy and atmospheric with its open wooden beams and brick walls. Fully restored and modernized, it offers a high level of comfort despite its age.