Exterior view St. George Church, © TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo
Historical Buildings, Churches, Brick Gothic, barrier-free

St. George's Church is one of the three large main churches in Wismar and an outstanding architectural monument of North German brick Gothic. It was once the place of worship for craftsmen and tradesmen. The origins of St. George's lie in the 13th century. Its construction thus falls into the turbulent time of the late Middle Ages and the Reformation.

Dresden has the Frauenkirche - Wismar has St. Georgen.

The church, which was badly damaged in the war and later left to decay, has been rebuilt since 1990 with the support of the German Foundation for Monument Protection, and interior work began in 2007.

Originally, the church was begun in 1290 as a three-aisled vaulted hall church. In the early 14th century a larger basilical choir was added and in 1404 the complete reconstruction into a basilica began. The height effect inside is breathtaking. At 35 meters high and 10.55 meters wide, the nave is as impressive as that of Wismar's Nikolaikirche.

The newly opened viewing platform on St. Georgen provides a new and impressive view of the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the Old Port, and can be reached by elevator.

Concerts are held regularly in the church. (Festspiele MV, NDR Symphony Orchestra).

Opening hours:
April - September: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
October - March: 10.00 to 16.00 o'clock

 

Accessibility information

  • 1 parking space available for people with disabilities (space size: 350 cm x 500 cm).
  • Between the parking lot and the entrance, the path is 25 m long, easy to walk and drive on, and has a slope of 4%.
  • Access to the church is step-free (door threshold 2 cm).
  • All rooms that can be used and raised for guests are accessible at ground level, via a ramp or by elevator.
  • All passages/doors are at least 90 cm wide.
  • An elevator leads to the observation deck. The elevator car is 180 cm x 145 cm. The clear passage width of the elevator door is 110 cm. The elevator is operated by staff. The elevator can be reached via three steps or via a ramp (250 cm wide with a slope of 7% over a length of 6 m).
  • The cash desk and information counter is 100 cm high.
  • The exhibits are mainly visible while standing or sitting.
  • The viewing platform is easy to walk and drive on. The safety perimeter is approximately 140 cm high. In the surrounding wall are areas with grids, so the view can be enjoyed while sitting.
  • Available aids: wheelchair, walker
  • Guided tours are offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users. Advance reservation is requested.
  • Guides are trained so that guests with walking disabilities and wheelchair users can participate in any tour and their needs are addressed.
  • Public toilet for people with disabilities available.
  • The movement areas are:
    • 170 cm x 70 cm to the left of the WC, there is no movement area to the right;
    • in front of the WC, the sink and the door at least 140 cm x 120 cm.
  • Grab rails are provided on both sides of the WC, the left one can be folded up.
  • The washbasin can be moved underneath and the mirror can be viewed while standing or sitting.
  • There is an alarm trigger (cord).

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St. Georgen-Kirche Wismar
St.-Georgen-Kirchhof
23966 Wismar



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Opening hours
Today, May 26, 202410:00 - 18:00 clock
Gültig ab 01. April bis 30. September
Monday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Friday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Holiday 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Gültig ab 01. October bis 31. March
Monday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
Friday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
Holiday 10:00 - 16:00 clock

Events

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© Christoph Meyer

St. George's Church - tours and viewing platform

  • Date: Today to Tomorrow
  • St.-Georgen-Kirchhof, 23966 Wismar

daily 10.00 - 18.00 Closing times may change during events.

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© Christoph Meyer

St. George's Church - tours and viewing platform

  • Date: 5/25/24 to Today
  • St.-Georgen-Kirchhof, 23966 Wismar

daily 10.00 - 18.00 Closing times may change during events.

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© Christoph Meyer

St. George's Church - tours and viewing platform

  • Date: Tomorrow to 5/28/24
  • St.-Georgen-Kirchhof, 23966 Wismar

daily 10.00 - 18.00 Closing times may change during events.

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© Christoph Meyer

St. George's Church - tours and viewing platform

  • Date: Today to Tomorrow
  • St.-Georgen-Kirchhof, 23966 Wismar

daily 10.00 - 18.00 Closing times may change during events.

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© Christoph Meyer

St. George's Church - tours and viewing platform

  • Date: 5/25/24 to Today
  • St.-Georgen-Kirchhof, 23966 Wismar

daily 10.00 - 18.00 Closing times may change during events.

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© Christoph Meyer

St. George's Church - tours and viewing platform

  • Date: Tomorrow to 5/28/24
  • St.-Georgen-Kirchhof, 23966 Wismar

daily 10.00 - 18.00 Closing times may change during events.

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