St. George's Church - tours and viewing platform

10/19/24 to 10/20/24 in Wismar

© Christoph Meyer

The next dates:

  • Saturday, Oct 19, 202410:00 - 18:00 clock
  • Sunday, Oct 20, 202410:00 - 18:00 clock

daily 10.00 - 18.00 Closing times may change during events.

St. George's Church in Wismar The largest city church - St. George's still bears witness to the self-confidence of a city today.
St. George's Church is one of the largest brick churches in northern and eastern Germany. Destroyed by bombing raids, the ruins were left to decay until 1990. St. Georgen was a ruin, but since 1990 the church has been rebuilt, supported by donations from numerous people throughout the country and the "Wege zur Backsteingotik" initiative of the German Foundation for Monument Protection. On January 25, 1990, a hurricane caused the gable of the north transept to collapse. This event provided the impetus for the reconstruction of the church. In May 2010, the 20th anniversary of the reconstruction of St. George's Church was celebrated.
And today, the sky is once again closed over St. Georgen, the tracery-crowned gables look far into the countryside and concerts and exhibitions take place inside.

WISMAR FROM ABOVE - with the elevator to the viewing platform
In May 2014, a viewing platform was opened on the 35-metre-high tower of the church, which can be reached by elevator. From there, guests can enjoy an impressive view over the city and the surrounding area.
With the viewing platform on St. Georgen, Wismar offers its guests a new and impressive view of the old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the harbor. The elevator to the viewing platform can be used daily during opening hours.
Admission to the church is free of charge.
Admission prices for the viewing platform: Adults 3.00 euros reduced 2.00 euros Groups 2.50 euros (from 15 people)
Free admission for children up to 6 years
The exhibition is accessible.
Opening hours of St. George's Church

© TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo

Gabled houses, inner courtyards and the old harbor can be seen from the viewing platform of St. Georgen © TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo

© Foto Volster GbR

Dusk in St. Georgen © Foto Volster GbR

© Hanseatic City of Wismar, TZW

St. Georgen vault © Hanseatic City of Wismar, TZW © Hanseatic City of Wismar, TZW

© TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo

St. George's Church in Wismar © TZ Wismar, Anibal Trejo

Daily from 10.00 -16.00 visitors with a negative test / proof of vaccination / medical certificate for recovered persons can explore the church and the viewing platform again under the applicable AHA rules.

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Event dates
  • Saturday, Oct 19, 2024 10:00 - 18:00 clock
  • Sunday, Oct 20, 2024 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Event Location

St. George Church

23966 Wismar

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Tourism center Wismar

Lübsche Straße 23 a
23966 Wismar
03841 19433


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