founded in the 13th. century is the second largest port in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
(52 000 residents). It lies in a picturesque setting directly on the
Baltic coast and its charming historic Old Town is one of the best
preserved mediaeval town centres in North Germany
with many fine and unusual architectonic examples. Some of the street
and place names are reminders that the city was a Swedish possession
between 1648 and 1803.
The urban skyline is dominated by three imposing mediaeval brick
The beauty of the city is enhanced by the old harbour and the impressive Market
one of the largest in North Germany. It is fringed with fine, carefully
restored residences, including the oldest, the "Alte
Schwede" and the "Wasserkunst",
an ornate fountain.
Look at the new Wismar on an interactive Aerial picture -map.
Apart from its lovely charm Wismar has
a great deal to offer in its cultural programme as well as varied leisure and shopping
facilities invite to visit the city.
The photos of the Hanseatic town Wismar are put at ourīs disposal by
photograph Hanjo Volster.