Well-rested and ready to be out and about again, plan was to discover Wismar today. The weather was really gorgeous. Hasn’t been this great for a while. If summer was like that all the time, I’d not complain once. Warm enough to leave the jacket at home, still a fresh wind, zero humidity, no sweating at all… perfect!
Some info that Wikipedia can tell you better than I do:
Wismar is a port and Hanseatic city on the Baltic Sea. The population was 42,219 in 2013. A unique representative of the Hanseatic League city type, with its Brick Gothic constructions and many patrician gable houses, Wismar has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2002, together with the historical core of Stralsund.
Under the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 Wismar passed into the possession of Sweden […] In 1903 Sweden finally renounced its claims on the town. Wismar still retains a few relics of its old privileges, including the right to fly its own flag.
Again we walked a lot… in the end it were more than 12.000 steps (!), but I didn’t feel nearly as exhausted, thank God.
Here are some photos:
Dampf-Wasch- und Plättanstalt would literally translate to Steaming- Washing- and Ironing-Institution. So I guess, there was a laundry in here in the olden days. What a beautiful old-fashioned name…
This beautiful wooden ceiling can be found in the Heiligen-Geist-Kirche (Holy-Ghost-Church).
A space for children to play? Never saw that in a church before.
Help yourself with coffee, tea, self-baked cookies and water. 1 Euro for the water. How nice. Haven’t seen that in a church before either. Fact is: they need donations for the renovation. They offered photos and other little pieces of art, too. They came up with quite some things to collect money, not just a simple box with a “please donate” sign (which was there too, though). I’ve seen more richly decorated and more gorgeous churches, but I found really charming what they tried to do. And so I bought water and donated a Euro on top of it.
At the old harbour.
The city will host its annual Sweden fest this upcoming weekend. A lot of preparation was going on, including a carnival at he harbor. No, we won’t go back to attend festivities. Too many people 😉
I could post a billion pics of the most gorgeous archtiecture and beautiful houses and buildings. .. Love that style soooo much!
This is the Nikolaikirche (church St. Nicholas). Lets go inside…
The church is very big and also very high – 37 m | 121 ft – only the Cologne Cathedral is higher – which makes it one of the biggest churchest in Central Europe.
While I love to edit photos and add filters, this here is pure. Look at that blue sky!!! And of course the beautiful house. There’s a pharmacy inside.
We ate at Steaks & More, a very nice restaurant! I had a salad with fillet tips, S grilled turkey steak with salad. Both was to die for. The service was excellent. Highly recommended!
We ended the day at the pier in the quarter of Bad Wendorf and watched some sailboats.
We’ll be back!