In the middle of the courtyard next to the cathedral stands a statue of St. Jacobus. At the entrance you will see also the sign of the pilgrims-route. In the middleages, every year there was a ship leaving for Santiago de Compostela. It is very common for a Hanseatic city to have a pilgrims church. St. Jacobs is also the protector of the sailers. So, it is a very popular saint in the Hanseatic cities.