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 city's historic city centre is a harbour gate of the Hanseatic city in the style of brick Gothic and the last of the former five city gates of the Wismar city fortifications. The road leading to it is called Spiegelberg. It was also the only beach or harbour gate that led directly from the harbour to the city. 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. To the south of the water gate there was a "water gate" as a wall passage for the pit, a canal-like artificial water arm from the 13th century running east-west and a wind gate in the southeast.

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. Marien cemetery in Wismar in the district of Nordwestmecklenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. 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 badly 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 Provostship of Wismar, Church District of Mecklenburg of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany.

Wikipedia: Neue Kirche (Wismar) (DE)

3. Alte Schule

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Alte Schule

The old school was a building in Wismar in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It was part of the "Gothic Quarter", which concentrated around the Marienkirche until its almost complete destruction in World War II. The architectural handwriting of the Hanseatic period was pronounced here like in hardly any other north German city. The delicate facades were an important example of Gothic brick art in the early 14th century. The old school with a two -storey recourse was west of the church of St. Marien, whose tower is still standing 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 was built according to the plans of the Utrecht master builder Philipp Brandin and functioned according to the principle of the running well. 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 dome 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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Along with St. Mary's and St. Nikolai, St. George's Church is one of the three monumental Gothic sacred buildings in Wismar's old town. Based on the building mass and the enclosed space, St. George's Church, 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)

7. Fürstenhof

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The Fürstenhof in Wismar is an important building of the Mecklenburg State Princely Residence Architecture. It not only represents the first important Renaissance structure of 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 Nordwestmecklenburg district, 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 on the outskirts of the Hanseatic city of Wismar, about two kilometers southwest of the historic center. The elongated, mostly forested area in the valley of the Köppernitz borders on the Bürgerpark, the site of the 2002 state garden show.

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 Turnplatz. The waterworks is on the list of monuments of the Hanseatic City of Wismar.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm Wismar (DE)

11. Archidiakonat

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

Wikipedia: Archidiakonat Wismar (DE)

12. Betonschiff Redentin

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The concrete ship of REPELITin is a 300 t concrete ship of the type "Siebenicht Viking Motor". It belonged to a series of more than 50 during the Second World War for the "Transport fleet Speer" at various building sites.

Wikipedia: Betonschiff von Redentin (DE)


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