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Travel tips about the Hansa city of Wismar, a gem on the Baltic Sea coast

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Wismar, Germany
    The microbrewery recently celebrated its 555th anniversary. Food is good and abundant and the house-brewed beers are worth trying. Pils and the dark brown Mumme are done all year round, in addition to those they do seasonal specialities. The interi…
  2. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Wismar, Germany
    If you want a cosy place to rest, have an excellent coffee and home-made cake, or a big ice-cream, here is a little cafe with a very special ambience and unique atmosphere. In summer you sit in the back garden on the lawn under apple and cherry trees…
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    The Ducal palace was the seat of the Dukes of Mecklenburg until 1648. The building has an L-shape. The western wing is the older, it was built in 1512-1513 and still shows gothic ‘curtain’ windows. The northern wing was built in 1553-1555 and a…
  4. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    The Church of St George, another huge brick gothic building, was severely damaged by World War II bombs. The DDR administration did not bother with rebuilding the ruin. At least it was not blown up like Marienkirche. The outer walls and arcades were …
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    „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 timbe…
  6. Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Wismar, Germany
    The hotel is conveniently located in the old town next to Wassertor, in close vicinity to the harbour and a few minutes walk from the train station. Breakfast buffet is all right. A friendly place to stay. There is a main street in front of the hot…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    The wide square has a size of 100 x 100 m. The historical buildings around it were already restored and kept in good shape in DDR times. Notable buildings are located around market square: the neoclassical city hall, the gothic house named „Alter S…
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    The New Church next to the ruin of Marienkirche takes us back to the times of destruction and need right after the end of the war. Among the debris, people needed consolation and prayed for a better future. Rebuilding Marienkirche and Georgenkirche w…
  9. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    Only one of the three brick gothic churches in Wismar is completely preserved and in full use. Nikolaikirche and the surrounding quarter have remained more or less unharmed during the war, unlike Marienkirche and Georgenkirche. It is an impressive …
  10. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    Time stood still in Wismar. If you keep your eyes open you can still spot the signs and advertisements of shops and companies that have long ceased to exist. Some may date before the First World War. Photo 1: The store in Spiegelberg produced and so…
  11. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    Wismar’s mayor Hinrich Schabbell had the house and brewery built in 1596-1571. He employed the same Dutch architect who designed the Wasserkunst a few years later. This was one of the earliest renaissance buildings along the Baltic Sea coast and sh…
  12. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    The Church of Our Lady used to be the main parish church of the city. The nave must have been even bigger and more impressive then the still standing church of St Nikolai. Allied bomb raids in April 1945, a few weeks before the end of the war, hit th…
  13. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    The old harbour basin closest to the old town is still about the same size as in the middle ages. The harbour has extended, the outer parts are now a small but modern cargo port for wood, grain, chemicals and other goods. Then there are the shipyards…
  14. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wismar, Germany
    The old town of Wismar 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 bu…
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