12 Sights in Wismar, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Wismar, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Wismar, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Wismar

1. Wassertor

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The Water Gate in Wismar on the waterway in the northwest of the historic city center of the city is a harbor gate of the Hanseatic city in the style of brick Gothic and the last surviving of five former city gates of Wismar's city fortifications. The road leading to it is called Spiegelberg. It was also the only beach or harbour gate through which one could enter the city directly from the harbour. The others, all land gates, were the Poeler Tor or Haraldstor in the north, the Mecklenburg Gate in the south, the Lübsche Tor in the west and the Altwismartor or Rostocker Tor as a counterpart in the east, each at the end of the street of the same name. South of the water gate there was a "water gate" as a wall passage of the pit, a canal-like east-west running artificial water arm from the 13th century and in the southeast a wind gate.

Wikipedia: Wassertor (Wismar) (DE)

2. Neue Kirche

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Neue Kirche Wikswat / CC BY-SA 3.0

The New Church is a listed church building in the St. Mary's Churchyard in Wismar in the district of Nordwestmecklenburg (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). The nave of the nearby St. Mary's Church was not usable due to war damage, and so an emergency church had to be built for the parishioners of St. Mary's Church and St. George's Church, which was also severely damaged, which was originally intended as a temporary solution. This temporary solution is still in place today; the church serves the Evangelical Lutheran parish of Wismar St. Marien/St. Georgen in the Propstei Wismar, church district Mecklenburg of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany.

Wikipedia: Neue Kirche (Wismar) (DE)

3. Alte Schule

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Alte Schule

The Alte Schule was a building in Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It belonged to the "Gothic Quarter", which was concentrated around St. Mary's Church until its almost complete destruction in World War II. The architectural signature of the Hanseatic period was more pronounced here than in almost any other northern German city. The delicately designed facades were an important example of Gothic brick art in the early 14th century. The old school with a two-storey elevation stood west of the church of St. Mary, whose tower still stands today.

Wikipedia: Alte Schule (Wismar) (DE)

4. Wasserkunst

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The Wismar Water Art is located on the one-hectare market square in Wismar and is considered a landmark of the city. It is a building designed by the Utrecht master builder Philipp Brandin and functioned according to the principle of the running fountain. The implementation of these plans lasted from about 1579 to 1602. The dodecagonal building in delicate stone work was built in the style of the Dutch Renaissance. On the corners, made of limestone, there is a copper hood with a hexagonal lantern.

Wikipedia: Wasserkunst Wismar (DE)

5. Ruine der Marienkirche

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Ruine der Marienkirche

St. Mary's Church is located in the center of Wismar's old town, St. Mary's Churchyard, between the market square and the Fürstenhof. It was the main parish church and council church of the market town. It is one of the oldest buildings in the Hanseatic city. Their ship, badly damaged in World War II, was blown up in 1960. Only the 80.5-metre-high tower remains.

Wikipedia: Marienkirche (Wismar) (DE)

6. St.-Georgen-Kirche

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The church of St. Georgen is one of the three monumental Gothic sacred buildings in Wismar's old town, along with St. Mary's and St. Nicholas. Based on the building mass and the enclosed space, the Georgenkirche, begun around 1295, is the largest of these buildings. At the same time, it is also the youngest church building and is considered the miracle of Wismar.

Wikipedia: Georgenkirche (Wismar) (DE), Website

7. Fürstenhof

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The Fürstenhof in Wismar is an important building of Mecklenburg's sovereign residence architecture. It is not only the first important Renaissance building in Mecklenburg, but also forms the style-forming prototype of the Johann Albrecht style, which is of great regional importance for this era.

Wikipedia: Fürstenhof (Wismar) (DE), Website

8. Sankt Laurentius

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Sankt Laurentius

The Catholic parish church of St. Laurentius is a church building in Wismar in the district of Nordwestmecklenburg in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. It was given the name of St. Lawrence because the Roman martyr was considered the patron saint of Wismar until the Reformation.

Wikipedia: St. Laurentius (Wismar) (DE), Website

9. Tierpark Wismar

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The Wismar Zoo is a zoo located on the outskirts of the Hanseatic city of Wismar, about two kilometers southwest of the historic center. The elongated, largely wooded area in the valley of the Köppernitz borders on the Bürgerpark, the site of the State Garden Show of 2002.

Wikipedia: Tierpark Wismar (DE), Website

10. Wasserturm

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The water tower in the Hanseatic city of Wismar in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is a neo-Gothic brick tower built in 1897. It was part of the former waterworks at the gymnastics field. The waterworks is on the list of monuments of the Hanseatic city of Wismar.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm Wismar (DE)

11. Betonschiff Redentin

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Redentin's concrete vessel is a 300-tonne concrete vessel of the "Sealight Wiking Motor" type. It belonged to a series of more than 50 cargo motor ships built during the Second World War for the "Speer Transport Fleet" at various construction sites.

Wikipedia: Betonschiff von Redentin (DE)

12. Archidiakonat

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The former archdeaconate is a listed building at St.-Marien-Kirchhof 3 in Wismar in the district of Nordwestmecklenburg. The former administrative and residential building of the archdeaconate was built in the style of North German brick Gothic.

Wikipedia: Archidiakonat Wismar (DE)


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