Hanseatic City Wismar

UNESCO World Heritage

The UNESCO World Heritage and Hanseatic City of Wismar still testifies today of its almost 300-year-old occupation by the Swedes. The historic Old Town has one of the most preserved medieval city centres in the whole of northern Germany.

Among other things, the "old Swede", Wismar's oldest civic house, the Historical Museum "Schabbel Haus", the Linden Garden and the town hall rebuilt in neoclassical style are worth a visit. The late Gothic churches of St. Georgen and St. Mary with the adjoining archdeaconate are impressive testimonies of brick architecture.

In Wismar there is also the popular and well signposted adventure Pool WONNEMAR and a small zoo.


Am Markt 11
23966 Wismar
Tel.: 03841/19433

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The third German visitor center of its kind, after Regensburg and Stralsund, presents the story of the Greek mythology "voyage of the Telemach to the island of the goddess Callypso". In time for the opening of the new exhibition and event house on 1 June, the World Heritage Day, the wallpaper hall, along with the panoramic pictures that run round, was restored.



Old Harbour

Since the Middle Ages, the Harbour Basin has been able to maintain its position and specific shape as much as possible. As an envelope for the trade of wines from Spain, Italy and France, or regional products such as fish, spices, malt or salt, the city developed its rank in the Hansebund. To date, since the Middle Ages, the harbour Basin has hardly changed in location and specific design.



Market place

With numerous sights such as the town hall with Town Hall Cellar, where permanent exhibitions on the history of the city are brought closer, or the water art, the Wismarsche Market Square is a historical must for every tourist in the Hanseatic city Wismar.