• Außenansicht St. Georgen-Kirche, © TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo
    Außenansicht St. Georgen-Kirche
  • Aussichtsplattform der St. Georgen-Kirche, © TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo
    Aussichtsplattform der St. Georgen-Kirche
  • Luftansicht St. Georgen-Kirche, © TZ Wismar, H. Volster
    Luftansicht St. Georgen-Kirche
  • Gewölbe von St. Georgen, © Hansestadt Wismar, H. Volster
    Gewölbe von St. Georgen

St. George's Church Wismar

The St. George's Church is one of the three main churches of Wismar and an outstanding monument of north-German brick Gothic. It was once the church of craftsmen and craftsmen. The origins of St. George's lie in the 13th century and its construction dates back to the eventful period of the late Middle Ages and the Reformation.

Dresden has the Frauenkirche - Wismar has St. George's.

The church, which was badly damaged during the war and later abandoned, has been rebuilt since 1990 with the support of the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz (German Foundation for Monument Conservation), and in 2007 the interior work began.

Originally the church was started in 1290 as a three-nave vaulted hall church. In the early 14th century a larger basilical choir was added and in 1404 the complete conversion to the basilica began. The height effect inside is breathtaking. At a ratio of 35 metres high and 10.55 metres wide, the central nave is just as impressive as that of St. Nicholas' Church in Wismar.

The newly opened viewing platform on St. George's Church offers a new and impressive view of the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the Old Harbour and is accessible by elevator.

Regularly there are concerts in the church. (Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, NDR Symphony Orchestra)

Opening hours:
April - September: 10 am - 6 pm
October - March: 10 am - 4 pm


Historical Buildings, Gothic Brickwork, Churches

+49 (0)3841 19433



St.-Georgen-Kirche Wismar

St. Georgen-Kirchhof 1
23966  Wismar

+49 (0)3841 19433

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