Lübsche Straße, Wismar, Germany
Heiligen-Geist-Hospital Wismar Reviews
Heiligen-Geist-Hospital - Hospital of the Holy Spirit Jun 27, 2009
„Hospitals“ in former times were more old people’s homes than places where sick people were cured. A door in the back of the church allows a glimpse into the corridor of the old hospital building with the cells of the inhabitants built in timberwork.
The small 15th century church is a little gem. Its unique treasure is the painted wooden ceiling, dated 1687, that shows scenes from the Old Testament. In the middle ages the church was open towards the hall so that the patients could follow mass from their beds. Only after the reformation the separating wall was installed.
The courtyard of the Hospital of the Holy Spirit is a popular setting for wedding photos - that says it all. It can be entered through the gate in Neustadt, round the corner from the church. You’ll find a pretty garden surrounded by brick buildings of different eras, most romantic when the roses are in bloom.
In the TV detective series "SOKO Wismar" the buildings in the courtyard are used as headquarters of Wismar police.
Part of the Mecklenburg 2009 travel blog
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