Strolling through the alleys of Wismar, one encounters a historical "piece" of Sweden: Swedish heads, the annual Swedish Festival and buildings decorated with blue and yellow flags are reminders of the time under the Swedish crown.
Wismar, the cradle of German Department Store Culture
How about a stroll through the Karstadt Stammhaus, located in one of Wismar's oldest streets? The associated museum room provides insights into the early years of the young entrepreneur Rudolph Karstadt and illustrates his innovative business policy.
A City that celebrates Extraordinarily
Did you know that the Hanseatic city dedicates a day in honor of the herring? The annual Herring Days celebrate the fish in all its varieties with a culinary supporting program. With a little luck, you will see the Pole cog "Wissemara" - a replica of a cog that sank in the Wismar Bay - in the harbor at city festivals such as the harbor festival in Wismar.
In the scenery between patrician houses, warehouses and Kontoren you will feel back in the Hanseatic era. Guided city tours, harbor tours and sightseeing tours best reflect the many historical events of the city: In the evening hours, you can follow a city guide dressed as a medieval night watchman through the UNESCO World Heritage City. Or you can hear the infamous stories of the city told by Klaus Störtebeker himself.
The Vacation Experts for the Hanseatic City of Wismar
- Tourist Information Wismar
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