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Wismar is a small city on the Baltic Sea Coast in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It s history is tightly connected with the Hansa, hence it is officially still named "Hansestadt Wismar".
Time stood still in the Hansa city of Wismar. The well preserved old town covers a large area. Brick buildings from the gothic and renaissance eras dominate the picture. There is still a lot of restoration work to do. Anyway, the pre-war ambience is still there, including cobblestone pavement and 1920's shop signs painted on the facades. Stroll through the side streets and discover. Photo options are at every street corner and even when you pass the same spot for the fifth time you will discover a new picture to take.
The town has maintained its medieval and early modern structure, including the old port basin and the canal that runs through the town. World War II bombs have hit the industrial areas and destroyed two of the three medieval churches but spared most of the old town. You may find more spectacular individual architectures in other Hansa cities like Lübeck or Stralsund. In Wismar, it is the ensemble that matters, and that made the town UNESCO World Heritage.