Hanseatic City of Wismar

UNESCO World Heritage Site recalls Störtebeker's Times

Aerial view of the Hanseatic city of Wismar with St. Nicholas Church.

Hanseatic City of Wismar

UNESCO World Heritage Site recalls Störtebeker's Times

The Middle Ages are alive. There is no doubt about that in Wismar. Over many hundreds of years, the city's layout has remained virtually unchanged. Since 2002, this treasure trove of history has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Middle Ages are alive. There is no doubt about that in Wismar. Over many hundreds of years, the city's layout has remained virtually unchanged. Since 2002, this treasure trove of history has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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

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Excursion Destinations

Sights and Leisure Tips

Gabled houses in Krämerstraße, © TZ Wismar, Alexander Rudolph

Gable houses Wismar

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phanTECHNIKUM - National Technical Museum

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World Heritage House Wismar

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The Krämerstrasse in Wismar, © TZ Wismar, Alexander Rudolph

Karstadt and Krämerstrasse

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Brewery on the Lohberg Wismar, © VMO, M. Jeschke

Brewery at the Lohberg

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This is what the old Kruse warehouse looks like now., © Chocohelden

Chocohelden Wismar

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Indoor play park "Mumpitz

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Wismar Zoo

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WONNEMAR Resort Hotel Wismar

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Wonnemar Wismar

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The Old Swede in Wismar, © Hansestadt Wismar, Pagels

Restaurant Old Swede

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Water Gate Wismar

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© TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo

St. George Church

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Only the 80 m high church tower has been preserved as a landmark and sea mark visible from afar, © TZ Wismar/Alexander Rudolph

St. Mary's Church, Wismar

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Market square with water art in the Hanseatic City of Wismar at sunrise, © TMV/Gross

Water art on the market place Wismar

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Wismar, Holy Spirit Church

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© TZ Wismar, Alexander Rudolph

Old Harbour of Wismar

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© Erik Gross

Fish Leather Concept Store

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© TZ Wismar, Christoph Meyer (paperheroes)

Museum of the History of the Hanseatic City of Wismar in the Schabbell

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Tour Tips for Exploring

On Foot or by Bike

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Vacation times differently - pilgrimage migration in the Lassaner angle, © TMV/Foto@Andreas-Duerst.de

Via Baltica (360 km)

  • Length: 360 km

Stages: 16 days In our hectic times, more and more people are looking for heavenly peace and divine inspiration. They find it in the liberating expanse of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Rewarding wooden path: Many ways lead to the sea on the Darß, © TVFDZ/outdoor-visions.com

Baltic Sea Coast Hiking Trail E9

  • Length: 400 km
  • Etappen: 14

Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic Sea – the Hiking Trail E9 connects the coasts of Europe. On the stretch between Travemünde and Ahlbeck, hikers can enjoy the diversity of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's coastal landscape.

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Out and about by bike at Güstrow Castle, © TMV/Gänsicke

Residence Cities Circuit

  • Length: 285 km
  • Etappen: 5

Stages: 5 | The Dukes of Mecklenburg left behind a veritable flood of castles. Through disputes over the regency, they divided the land several times. The circular route follows the tracks of the dukes to the former residences - government palaces, summer residences, pleasure and hunting palaces.

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Cycling on Fischland-Darß-Zingst, © TMV/Gänsicke

Baltic Sea Cycle Route

  • Length: 690 km
  • Etappen: 15

The part of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route which leads through Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a beautiful trail in Northern Germany, which winds through idyllic scenery, Hanseatic towns, three islands and classic villages.

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Vacation times differently - pilgrimage migration in the Lassaner angle, © TMV/Foto@Andreas-Duerst.de

Via Baltica (360 km)

  • Length: 360 km

Stages: 16 days In our hectic times, more and more people are looking for heavenly peace and divine inspiration. They find it in the liberating expanse of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Rewarding wooden path: Many ways lead to the sea on the Darß, © TVFDZ/outdoor-visions.com

Baltic Sea Coast Hiking Trail E9

  • Length: 400 km
  • Etappen: 14

Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic Sea – the Hiking Trail E9 connects the coasts of Europe. On the stretch between Travemünde and Ahlbeck, hikers can enjoy the diversity of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's coastal landscape.

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Out and about by bike at Güstrow Castle, © TMV/Gänsicke

Residence Cities Circuit

  • Length: 285 km
  • Etappen: 5

Stages: 5 | The Dukes of Mecklenburg left behind a veritable flood of castles. Through disputes over the regency, they divided the land several times. The circular route follows the tracks of the dukes to the former residences - government palaces, summer residences, pleasure and hunting palaces.

Read more: "Residence Cities Circuit"
Cycling on Fischland-Darß-Zingst, © TMV/Gänsicke

Baltic Sea Cycle Route

  • Length: 690 km
  • Etappen: 15

The part of the Baltic Sea Cycle Route which leads through Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a beautiful trail in Northern Germany, which winds through idyllic scenery, Hanseatic towns, three islands and classic villages.

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Hotels in the Hanseatic City of Wismar

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Tressow Castle

  • Schloss Tressow, 23966 Tressow

The late classicist manor house Schloss Tressow from 1865 once belonged to the von Schulenburg family. Today it is used as a hotel and looks forward to vacation guests.

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Hotel bar Wyndham Garden Wismar, © Wyndham Garden Wismar

WYNDHAM GARDEN Wismar Hotel

  • Bellevue, 23968 Gägelow

The hotel is located just outside the Hanseatic City of Wismar, in the small village of Gägelow.

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Restaurant and fountain, © Feriendorf an der Ostsee/Bley

Vacation Village Country House Wohlenberg

  • An der Chaussee, 23948 Wohlenberg

The family-run vacation resort is located directly on the Baltic Sea, between the Hanseatic cities of Lübeck and Wismar, near Boltenhagen in the idyllic village of Wohlenberg.

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© Schloss Gamehl / Torsten Schulz

Hotel Gamehl Castle

  • Dorfstraße, 23970 Benz/Ot Gamehl

Hotel Schloss Gamehl is located at the gates of Wismar in the midst of the charming landscape of Mecklenburg. Enjoy peace and relaxation with modern comfort.

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WONNEMAR Resort Hotel Wismar

  • Bürgermeister-Haupt-Straße, 23966 Wismar

Your vacation - the most beautiful time of the year. Treat yourself to a break from everyday life and let yourself be pampered in our 4-star WONNEMAR Resort Hotel in the Hanseatic City of Wismar. Here you can expect everything that belongs to a perfect vacation with bathing weather guarantee.

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Starry view, © Gutshaus Manderow

Manor house Manderow

  • Alt Jassewitzer Straße, 23968 Hohenkirchen

Feel like at home with friends! The Manderow manor house just outside Wismar in Klützer Winkel has been carefully brought back to life and offers individual guest rooms in the style of the Golden 1920s.

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Directly on the market square of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Wismar, © arcona Management GmbH_Henrike Schönen

Vienna House Stadt Hamburg

  • Am Markt, 23966 Wismar

The city centre of the picturesque, old Hanseatic town of Wismar on the Mecklenburg Baltic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site and invites you to sample the living history. Thanks to its central location, the Vienna House Stadt Hamburg provides the perfect starting point for a voyage of discovery. Its cosy atmosphere and modern, fresh appearance is a welcome change.

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The manor house with its spacious well-kept, quiet manor park grounds., © Kloster Gut Saunstorf

Monastery Gut Saunstorf

  • Am Gutspark, 23996 Saunstorf

The modern, non-denominational monastery bows to the spiritual tradition and leads it further into the modern age. The monastery Gut Saunstorf - place of silence, near the Hanseatic City of Wismar, invites you to a time for yourself and to retreat from the noisy demanding world with its accelerated life.

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The Baltic Sea Guesthouse between Wismar and Rerik, © Ostsee Gästehaus/Christian Möller

Baltic Sea Guest House

  • Hauptstraße, 23974 Blowatz

Cozy group house on the Baltic coast between Wismar and Rerik. Very suitable for group trips, families and vacations for the disabled. Self-catering or catering on request. All rooms with shower/WC, large playground and sunbathing lawn, wheelchair accessible.

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