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"Wismar" Top 5 Page for this destination Wismar by Kathrin_E

Wismar Travel Guide: 70 reviews and 323 photos

Time stood still in the Hansa city of Wismar. The well preserved old town covers a large area. There is still a lot of restoration work to do. Anyway, the pre-war ambience is still there.

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. To present some of those ensembles I wrote a few tips that describe entire streets.

  • Last visit to Wismar: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jun 22, 2011 at 1:01 AM

    I will certainly want to visit here one day! Like the location of the hotel you used :-)

  • bonio's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Good tips, thankyou, will be there on Saturday!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    This is really a wonderful town and the Germanic flavor in the square. Great presentation and pictures. You may like my last trip to Utah and Arizona parks in the desert and mountain areas. It was an adventure of hiking and driving. It was lifetime memory

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2009 at 1:15 AM

    what a great page, good tips and wonderful photos - I really enjoyed it. Are you coming to the Karlsruhe meeting in December?


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