Things to see and do - Wismar
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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
Am Markt D - 23966 Wismar
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 ..
Schweinsbrücke 8 D - 23966 Wismar
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..
St-Nikolai-Kirchhof D - 23966 Wismar
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..
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 ..
Breite Straße 10 D - 23966 Wismar
Featuring free parking and a daily buffet breakfast, this hotel in Wismar's Old Town is just 500 metres from the central market square. Fish specialities are served in the maritime-style restaurant. Country-style rooms at Restaurant & Hotel Wismar h..
Am Markt 19 D - 23966 Wismar
Located directly opposite the Wasserkunst fountain on the Wismar market square, this historic hotel offers classical-style rooms with internet access and a restaurant serving popular Mecklenburg dishes. The Hotel Reuterhaus Wismar has brightly decor..