§ 1 Name, Coat of Arms, Colours, Flag and Official Seal
The coat of arms of Wismar bears the title 'Hansestadt' ('Hanseatic Town') in front of its name 'Wismar'.
The Coat of Arms of the Hanseatic Town of Wismar carries the following; on a field argent per fess wavy abaisse azure containing three silver fishes, the righthand fish facing left, the remaining two facing right; upon which floats a red cog, sailing from left to right, with two silver stripes parallel to the deck line, a rudder with golden fittings, a golden bowsprit, on its bow a seagull facing to the right, looking back over the cog; with a mast topped by a gold cross formée, flying (to the right) a flag of four barry argent and gules with a golden crow's nest and a golden shield carrying a black bull's head and neck with silver horns, a golden crown, mouth open with an extended red tongue, facing frontally, its neck indented with seven points.
The flag of the Hanseatic Town of Wismar bears the town colours alternating in six equally sized fesses, beginning with white at the top.
The use of the coat of arms and / or the official seal by third parties requires the express permission of the mayor(ess).