• A sunny outlook from the harbour in the Hanseatic town of Wismar, © TZ Wismar/DOMUS images A. Rudolph
    A sunny outlook from the harbour in the Hanseatic town of Wismar
  • Stroll along the shops on Krämerstraße in the Hanseatic town of Wismar, © TZ Wismar/DOMUS images A. Rudolph
    Stroll along the shops on Krämerstraße in the Hanseatic town of Wismar
  • Enjoy the relaxed sunset mood at Lohberg in the Hanseatic town of Wismar, © TZ Wismar/DOMUS images A. Rudolph
    Enjoy the relaxed sunset mood at Lohberg in the Hanseatic town of Wismar

Hanseatic Town of Wismar

The Middle Ages are alive - at least in Wismar there is no question about that. Over many centuries the town's ground plan remained almost unchanged. Since 2002, Wismar is part of the UNESCO world heritage.

Brick cathedrals tell their stories

The old town centre of Wismar reflects the typical Hanseatic town of the 14th century and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2002. As in days of yore, three towering brick cathedrals dominate the city.  However, the night of bombing in April 1945 left large wounds. The reconstruction of St. George – the largest monastery ruins in Germany for a long time – is nothing short of a miracle. Only a 80 metres section of tower remained at St. Mary's. St. Nicholas – the church of fishermen and sailors – is resplendent with inner values. Its vaulted ceiling is 37 metres high, making it the fourth highest in Germany. 

Experience the Hanseatic Period

Wismar's marketplace is 10,000 m², making it one of the largest in northern Germany. Lovingly restored buildings from various eras add to its flair. The streets running down to the harbour are filled with patrician houses, warehouses and trading houses. The water gate just in front of the quayside reminds of the town's fortifications, which once secured the strongest fortress in northern Europe.

Poel's cog "Wissemara", a replica of a cog sunk in Wismar Bay, is one of the hallmarks of the Hanseatic town. The Hanseatic town has certain special holidays when she is anchored in the harbour and the crew of the cog take visitors on a variety of different trips on the high seas.

 

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Zum Festplatz – 23966 Wismar

phanTECHNIKUM

Inflatable hall – aviation and aircraft construction in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, © TLM

The 2,500 square metre exhibition hall at the Technisches Landesmuseum Mecklenburg-Vorpommern displays the technology and history of technology of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Organised according to the elements of fire, water and air, the interactive exhibition promises young and old an entertaining and educational time.

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St.-Marien-Kirchhof – 23966 Wismar

St. Mary's Church, Wismar

Nur der 80 m hohe Kirchturm ist als weithin sichtbares Wahr- und Seezeichen erhalten geblieben, © TZ Wismar, Alexander Rudolph

The 80-metre-high tower of St. Mary's Church is a widely visible landmark of the Hanseatic city of Wismar. In World War II the church was severely damaged. The church was mostly demolished in 1960, so that only the tower remained. Until then, it was considered one of the most beautiful brick churches in Northern Germany.

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Lübsche Straße – 23966 Hansestadt Wismar

World Heritage House Wismar

Welt-Erbe-Haus, © Tourismuszentrale Wismar / Hanjo Volster

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.

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St. Georgen-Kirchhof – 23966 Wismar

St. George's Church Wismar

Außenansicht St. Georgen-Kirche, © TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo

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.

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Bürgermeister-Haupt-Straße – 23966 Wismar

Wonnemar Wismar

© Wonnemar Wismar

The Wonnemar in the Hanseatic town of Wismar is one of the most modern and fascinating water and sports parks in Germany.

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