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Aerial view over Wismar Port and Baltic Sea
Aerial view over Wismar Port and Baltic Sea
St George Church, Wismar.  Volster & Press
St George Church, Wismar. Volster & Press
Ratsapotheke Buildiing at Wismar Old Town
Ratsapotheke Buildiing at Wismar Old Town
Outside Furst Courthouse. Wismar, Germany
Outside Furst Courthouse. Wismar, Germany
Wismar Harbour. Photo Hansestadt Wismar
Wismar Harbour. Photo Hansestadt Wismar
Dusk at Markt Wismar. Volster & Press
Dusk at Markt Wismar. Volster & Press
Alter Schwede Building at Marktplatz, Wismar
Alter Schwede Building at Marktplatz, Wismar
Couuple walking dog in Old Town. Wismar
Couuple walking dog in Old Town. Wismar

Wismar Information

Wismar is a small port city in the state of Mecklenburg-Voronmmern in northern Germany. Between the 13-17th century Wismar was part of the Hanseatic League, which was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchants. From 1648-1903 Wismar was under possession of Sweden, which makes this place interesting for the mix of cultures.

The main attraction in Wismar is Old Town and Market Place. In the centre of marketplace lies the waterworks, which is a historical well founded in 1580 by the Dutch architect Philip Brandin to supply water to the town of Wismar. Nearby the waterworks well lies the “Old Swede” a building dating back to 1380 in the Middle Ages when Wismar was under Swedish rule.

The architecture of town hall is another fascinating place to see, built in Gothic neoclassical style in 1819. In the basement of town hall there is a permanent exhibition “Wismar – pictures of a city” that many tourists and visitors find interesting to learn more about the long dated history of the town of Wismar.

Other great architectural wonders to see in Wismar include the Schabbellhaus built 1571 with brick and sandstone, the Armoury with its Swedish military architecture and the Fürstenhof that was the seat of the Dukes of Mecklenburg.

For nature lovers the best place to visit is Linde Garden built on the grounds of the former Swedish fortress. One of the most beautiful parts of Linde Gardens is the path created by the millstreams. To see great wildlife don’t forget to check out Tierpark Wismar (the Zoo) located in Lubsche Strasse.

Being a port city located on the Baltic Sea, the Bay of Wismar is also very popular for water sport activities and fishing. For tourists, the Hanseatic city of Wismar offers tourist fishing licences which can be obtained at the civic offices at Town Hall.

For a great event, don’t miss the annual Christmas Market when the Wismar comes alive with hundreds of market stalls celebrating the festive season. Enjoy the romantic lights while enjoying the sensual smells of Christmas treats.

For more Holiday information on Wismar you may also want to visit the official Wismar government website Hansestadt Wismar

Christmas Market. Photo Hanseatadt Wismar, Volster & Press
Christmas Market. Photo Hanseatadt Wismar, Volster & Press
Architectural Buildings in Old Town of Wismar, Germany
Architectural Buildings in Old Town of Wismar, Germany