World Heritage House - UNESCO exhibition

8/2/24 to 8/3/24 in Hansestadt Wismar

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The next dates:

  • Friday, Aug 2, 202409:00 - 17:00 clock
  • Saturday, Aug 3, 202409:00 - 17:00 clock

daily 09.00 h - 17.00 h

World Heritage House Since 2002, the old towns of Stralsund and Wismar have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Both towns represent ideally developed urban complexes from the heyday of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century. The town centers, with their monumental brick churches and representative merchants' houses, have been able to preserve their medieval layout almost unchanged to this day.
Exhibition in the World Heritage House The visitor center not only conveys a vivid impression of the long history of the Hanseatic City of Wismar through the exhibition, but also bears witness to different eras itself.

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World Heritage House, activity table © A. Rudolph, TZWismar © DOMUSimages - Alexander Rudolph

Since June 2014, residents and guests have been able to find out about UNESCO and the history of the Hanseatic city in the new World Heritage House. The visitor center is the third of its kind in Germany after Regensburg and Stralsund.
On the first floor, the World Heritage Room marks the start of the tour through the World Heritage House.
Video: Digital exhibition tour of the World Heritage House

World Heritage Office

You can experience the inlay of the city layout on the floor on benches that run around the city wall and learn interesting facts from the exhibition content on the walls.
Special themed rooms with interactive work tables are dedicated to different focal points:
"Citizens build their city",
"Houses tell history",
"Rules shape this city",
"Trade brings prosperity" and
"Merchants invent the hall house".
The visual highlight of the exhibition is the restored wallpaper room on the upper floor. 64 square meters of wall space are completely adorned with valuable French paper prints.
The wallpaper cycle depicts the mythological story of Telemachus' journey to the island of Calypso. The panoramic wallpaper dates from 1823 and was designed by the artist Xavier Mader.
Detailed information about the wallpaper room

Certification tested for accessibility

Brief report World Heritage House on accessibility (PDF, 807 kB)

Picture gallery

Good to know

Event dates
  • Friday, Aug 2, 2024 09:00 - 17:00 clock
  • Saturday, Aug 3, 2024 09:00 - 17:00 clock
Event Location

World Heritage House Wismar

Lübsche Straße 23
23966 Hansestadt Wismar
+49 3841 22529100
Contact the organiser

World Heritage, Tourism and Culture Office

Lübsche Straße 23
23966 Wismar

03841 22529102


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