"Old Shop and Company Signs" Top 5 Page for this destination Wismar Favorite Tip by Kathrin_E

Wismar Favorites: 2 reviews and 6 photos

  Everything a sailor needs
by Kathrin_E
 
  • Everything a sailor needs - Wismar
      Everything a sailor needs
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  • Car and motorbike mechanic - Wismar
      Car and motorbike mechanic
    by Kathrin_E
  • Smoked fish - Wismar
      Smoked fish
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  • Laundry - Wismar
      Laundry
    by Kathrin_E
  • DDR sign on the grain storages in the harbour - Wismar
      DDR sign on the grain storages in the harbour
    by Kathrin_E
 

Favorite thing: 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 sold sails, waterproof clothing, ropes, nautical maps, and about everything else a sailor needed. The style of the scripture points to the 1920s, if not even pre- World War I.

Photo 2: The workshop of a mechanic in Scheuerstraße advertises repairs on cars and motorbikes.

Photo 3: Heinerich Peters produced smoked eel and other fish in Neustadt.

Photo 4: The “Steam Washing and Ironing Institute” (in other words: laundry) was located next to Marienkirche.

Photo 5: The big grain stores in the harbour still bear the inscription from DDR times: “VEB Kombinat Getreidewirtschaft, Betrieb Wismar” (People-owned collective combine grain industry, factory Wismar).

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2009
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