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Lübsche Straße 23 a
23966 Wismar

Juliane Bruns
+49 3841 251-3021

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Rathaus, Am Markt 1
23966 Wismar

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+49 3841 251-9010

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+49 3841 251-9037

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Wismar Town Archive / Archiv der Hansestadt Wismar
Address for visitors: Gerberstraße 9a (entrance via the courtyard)
Postal address: Altwismarstraße 7 - 17
23966 Wismar

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+49 3841 251-4080

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+49 3841 251-4082

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Wismar's History



Town Chronicle


A history of stories... this is what has helped make Wismar what it is today. We have put together for you a chronicle of the most important events to have taken place in Wismar's history, from 1229 to the present day

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The Hanseatic Era


Wismar was one of the lynchpins of the Hanseatic League. A triple alliance signed by the towns of Lübeck, Wismar and Rostock in 1259 served to secure trade routes both at sea and on land, not least from pirate attacks.

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The society 'Friends of the Poeler Kogge' have made it their aim to reconstruct a working fourteenth century Hanseatic cog from what was one of the largest shipwrecks from the Hanseatic Era, and now present the finished ship to all those interested.


The Swedish Era


Schwedenköpfe – busts literally called 'Swedish Heads' in reference to the type of wig they wear – can be found in front of the Baumhaus in the Old Harbour, and are an emblem of the town. A fully preserved original is one of the many treasures to be found in the Civic History Museum Schabbellhaus.

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Brick Gothic


Wismar is well known for its masterpieces of sacred brick Gothic architecture.

Visit the exhibition 'Red Brick Gothic' in St. Marien and St. Georgen, and learn about techniques of gothic brick construction and medieval craftsmanship used in their construction.

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