Things to see and do - Wismar
Leaving for Germany
Unmissable tourist sites
Wismar Travel guide
Wismar : Michelin's recommendations
Wismar was founded in 1226 and prospered greatly as a Hanseatic city. Brewing - Wismar was known for its excellent beer - and wool weaving constituted further sources of income. The Thirty Years War brought about the downfall of the city. The Treaty of Westphalia placed the town in Swedish hands, in which it remained until 1803. The town enjoyed an economic revival in the 19C with the establishment of factories and the development of sea trade.
Tourist attractions Wismar : Things to see and do
Of considerable size, the market square is dominated by the white silhouette of the town hall. The houses round about date from different periods, each one recounting a chapter in the history of architecture. Note the eye-catching red-brick building ..
This sumptuously decorated red-brick Schabbell house in the Dutch Renaissance style was erected at the end of the 16C. It bears witness to the wealth of the owner, a respected merchant and mayor of the town. The house is now home to the municipal mus..
This red-brick church is the second highest in the world after the church of St. Mary in Lübeck. Built at the end of the 14C, it is sumptuously decorated. The haberdashers' guild altarpiece is worth a closer look. The bronze baptismal fonts also attr..
Am Markt 24 D - 23966 Wismar
This 4-star hotel is centrally located in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Wismar. It has a spacious spa area and a terrace café on the historic marketplace. Free WiFi is provided. Some of the rooms at the Steigenberger Hotel Stadt Hamburg boast vi..
Schweriner Str. 9 D - 23970 Wismar
Only a 10-minute walk from the UNESCO Old Town in Wismar, this hotel offers bright rooms with art nouveau-style furniture. The Hotel Willert provides free private parking on site. The classically decorated rooms at this quiet hotel include cable TV ..
Dahlmannstr. 4 D - 23966 Wismar
This welcoming 3-star guest house in Wismar is just a 10-minute walk from the historic Market Square. Offering free Wi-Fi, it is just a 20-minute walk from the Alter Hafen Port and Wonnemar Adventure Pool. Occupying a carefully renovated villa, the ..