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.
Your experts for Wismar
Tourist Board Wismar
Website - Tourist Board Wismar
Telephone: +49 (0) 3841 19433