Wismar is one of the old Hanseatic towns, and here you will find, in addition to the historic town centre, the old medieval harbour, which is largely intact. The town is characterised by many impressive merchants' houses, many of which have characteristic jagged gables facing the street.
See the old harbour, St. George and St. Mary's church. In 2002, the historic parts of Wismar were inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. In the centre of Wismar is the beautiful market square, which at 10,000 m2 is one of the largest in northern Germany. Adjacent to the square are a number of state buildings, including the town hall. The large and beautifully restored town hall cellar houses the exhibition "Bilder einer Stadt", which describes the development of the town over time.
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