Worldheritage house Wismar, © TMV, Danny Gohlke
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The Visitor Centre is the third of its kind in Germany after Regensburg and Stralsund. Just in time for the opening of the new exhibition and event venue on World Heritage Day (June 1st, 2014), the prestigious Wallpaper Room and the surrounding panoramic pictures were also restored.

The rare wall panelling was made in Paris in 1823 from elaborate paper prints and a background of sackcloth. The story is depicted from the Greek mythology "The Travels of Telemachus on Calypso’s Island". The pictures completely line the so-called Wallpaper Room in the building ensemble Lübsche Straße 23. In addition to Wismar, the Museum of Modern Art New York has fragments of the same wallpaper cycle.

Another highlight on the tour of the World Heritage Centre is the inlay of the city floor plan on the floor. The old town of Wismar has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List particularly because of its preserved town layout documenting the medieval Hanseatic city in an exemplary manner. Interesting facts about this can be discovered at Audio Points placed all-around like a city wall. A World Heritage panorama presents international examples of natural and cultural heritage, the working group of the World Heritage Sites in Germany, and the joint World Heritage Site with Stralsund.

"Citizens building their city," "houses tell stories", "Rules shape this city", "Trade brings Prosperity" and "Merchants create the Dielenhaus" are also part of this exhibition, which is illustrated with many original findings on walls and ceilings.


Visiting the exhibition is free of charge.

Opening hours:
April - September: 9 am - 5 pm daily
October - March: 10 am - 4 pm daily

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Welt-Erbe-Haus

Lübsche Straße 23
23966 Hansestadt Wismar


touristinfo@wismar.de
+49 3841 22529100
http://www.wismar-tourist.de
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Lübsche Straße 23
23966 Hansestadt Wismar



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Opening hours
Today, Dec 4, 202310:00 - 16:00 clock
Gültig ab 01. April bis 30. September
Monday 09:00 - 17:00 clock
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00 clock
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Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 clock
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Gültig ab 01. October bis 31. March
Monday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00 clock
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The neat castle Tressow, © Thomas Krieger

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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Wild herb farm Winkelkraut Beckerwitz

  • Zur Wiek, 23968 Hohenkirchen OT Beckerwitz

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Gamehl Castle and Park, © 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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phanTECHNIKUM - Technical State Museum MV, © Technisches Landesmuseum MV

phanTECHNIKUM - National Technical Museum

  • Closed today
  • Zum Festplatz, 23966 Wismar

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

  • Closed today
  • Schweinsbrücke, 23966 Wismar

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Vacation and riding farm Landgut Lischow

  • Lischow, 23974 Lischow

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A Highlight of the Hanseatic City - The Old Port of Wismar, © TZ Wismar/Alexander Rudolph

Old Harbour of Wismar

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Alter Hafen, 23966 Wismar

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Plüschow Castle - Mecklenburg House of Artists

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The tower side in the west., © Frank Burger

Village church Hohen Viecheln

  • Pfarrweg, 23996 Hohen Viecheln

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Manor house in Neuhof, © Kurverwaltung Insel Poel

Manor house Neuhof

  • Neuhof, 23999 Neuhof

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St. George Church

  • Open today
  • St.-Georgen-Kirchhof, 23966 Wismar

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Surfspot Timmendorf

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 23999 Timmendorf

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© TMV, Danny Gohlke

Surfspot Zierow

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 23968 Zierow

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© TMV, Danny Gohlke

Surfspot Wohlenberger Wiek

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • 23948 Wohlenberg

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Wismar, Holy Spirit Church

  • Lübsche Str. 31/Ecke Neustadt, 23966 Wismar

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