One of the largest old towns of Europe in Wismar

Hi Hive Friends,

today I'm back after a long break here with you - with a post about a day trip I took to Wismar. On the day, the weather was quite changeable. Above all, however, icy cold. Sometimes it poured and thundered, sometimes the sun came out - I was of course very grateful, also because I could then take more beautiful pictures;).

I went with a friend from Rostock to Wismar by train. I think, the trip by dme train cost us 15 € each. The trip lasted about an hour and a half.
We chose Wismar because it is famous for its old town and is one of the larger cities that are relatively close to Rostock. On our list was also Schwerin, but Schwerin is about an hour away from Wismar. Since the weather that day was also not the best, we decided to take the shorter route and thus Wismar.

They say Wismar is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany on the Baltic Sea. When I was there, I knew why. Even though it makes a big difference whether you visit a city in the summer when the sun is shining or in the cold rain in the winter - the old town of Wismar was still always worth a visit. It is an old Hanseatic city - and you can see that in every street and square.

IMG_5311(1).jpg

Wismar has one of the largest old towns in terms of area in the whole of Europe

Wismar, I was not surprised, was even named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This also gave it more international fame and more and more tourists come here.
As you can perhaps already see from the buildings, Wismar is a city rich in history. I would like to tell you something about this history - and it goes back several centuries. In the 13th century, and even into the 14th century, Wismar was the residence of the Mecklenburg princes. At that time, Wismar developed into a well-known city on the Baltic coast.
Especially this old town, which also developed during this time, fascinated me a lot during my visit. Actually, we were almost only in the old town on the road. because this occupies almost all of Wismar, at least the center. Here, newer, modern buildings are rather a rarity - to our delight. There are supposed to be 300 old monuments here. And we really discovered a new one at every corner. What is striking is that the monuments are all very well preserved. As I just mentioned, the old town here dominates the cityscape very much. It takes up a whole 76 hectares. This makes the old town one of the largest old towns in Europe in terms of area - truly incredible!

IMG_5310.jpg
The "Schabbelhaus"

In the "Schabbelhaus", which is also often just called "Schabbel", is the city history museum of the Hanseatic city of Wismar. The address is Schweinsbrücke No. 6 and 8. The building is a listed building. The striking building was erected for the later mayor of the city of Wismar, Hinrich Schabbell. It was to serve as a residential and commercial building and brewery. The house was built in the early Renaissance style and is located directly on the Schweinsbrücke (I'll tell you more about that later;)).

Unfortunately we couldn't visit the museum because of corona, but I will definitely visit Wismar again in summer and then I'll take you there with me :)

IMG_5316.jpg

IMG_5308.jpg

IMG_5313.jpg

IMG_5315.jpg

IMG_5312.jpg

A great variety, many different styles of buildings: Baroque, Classicism and Neo-Gothic

What struck me very strongly as we strolled through the city is that many old buildings in the old town were built in the Gothic style. You can also find many brick buildings here. As a result, the cityscape and streetscape is also very much characterized by red-brown color - but see for yourself!

These brick buildings were built in the wedding of Wismar.
The most common styles that you can find in the old town of Wismar are Baroque, Classicism and Neo-Gothic. It was really one of the most beautiful things for me about Wismar: that there are so many different styles of buildings here. Buildings make up the cityscape - and there is such a great variety here! There are even buildings from the Renaissance - admittedly, but much less of them.

IMG_5299.jpg

IMG_5300.jpg

IMG_5301.jpg

IMG_5307.jpg

IMG_5318.jpg

IMG_5303.jpg
the pig bridge
IMG_5304.jpg

IMG_5305 (2).jpg
a laughing pig statue

IMG_5306.jpg

The historic pig bridge with her four laughing pigs

The funniest sight we saw in Wismar was the Pig Bridge. The name alone says it all. On the bridge there are pig figures on the left and right side of the railing. The upside down bill looks so funny ! Like it's rolling around in the mud haha.
The historic street is also named after the Schweinsbrück. It is located near the Nikolaikirche north of the center of the old town. Like the port, it is also under the protection of UNESCO.

In general, I noticed that the street names here all have original names. For example, we walked on a dog street or on an ABC street. To the ABC street I tell you but something in my next post, that would blow up the length here something;).
There is also a mill road, a street "Hinter dem Chor" and "Frische Grube". The pig bridge leads in the direction of the church St. Nikolai, of which I will tell you auc hnächstes time. So be curious;).
How do you like the laughing pig figures? They are not that old, they are from 1989. The pigs should remind you of the times when pigs were still driven from the Anger at the Poeler Tor over the Schweinsbrücke into the city or to the market. This is where the name of the bridge comes from. The bridge is also made of brick.

IMG_5224.jpg

IMG_5261.jpg

IMG_5222.jpg

IMG_5227.jpg

IMG_5242.jpg

IMG_5263.jpg
the pigs bridge in the distance - already from here you can recognize the brick

IMG_5267 (2).jpg

IMG_5226.jpg

I hope you enjoyed Wismar as much as I did - the pigs made me laugh, did you too? I'm curious about your feedback and I'm really looking forward to it :) I wish you a nice rest of the day!



0
0
0.000
17 comments
avatar

Congratulations, your post has been added to Pinmapple! 🎉🥳🍍

Did you know you have your own profile map?
And every post has their own map too!

Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Pinmapple
  • Click the get code button
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post (Hive only)
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!

0
0
0.000
avatar

was ein schöner post! Ich war tatsächlich nur einmal in Schwerin.. auch wenn die zugfahrt dahin länger dauert, kann ich es dir nur empfehlen.. das schloss ist unglaublich schön. ich denke, wenn ich das nächste mal an der ostsee bin, statte ich wismar einen besuch ab;) die altstadt ist wirklich wunderschön, toll dass es da so viele verschiedene stilrichtungen gibt.. und die schweine, wie lustig.. da passt es ja das alle lachen haha

0
0
0.000
avatar

dankeschööön;) dann werde ich mir schwerin bald mal ansehen, aber lieber wenn die sonne scheint;) ja absolut es ist eine der größten altstädte europas... und dass so nah an rostock! Hahaha ja irgendwie schon ironisch.. sie sind kleiner als man denkt !

0
0
0.000
avatar

jaaa jetzt kommt ja auch der frühling:) stimmt was ein glück;)

0
0
0.000
avatar

That pig bridge is so cool and funny.
The canals in town are nice as well. I love towns with canals.

0
0
0.000
avatar

haha yes i thought so too.. somehow they remind me of lucky pigs.. the laughing fits in there too;) the pigs are smaller than you think, very cute.. yes that's true. I feel the same. it's kind of relaxing then.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Nice post! I like all those pigs statues,...I almost got hungry 😜

0
0
0.000
avatar

hahaha lol you wanna eat a whole pig?;))) yeah they are really funny!

0
0
0.000
avatar

Why not, they don't look very big 🐽 You know how people say: one pig a day keeps the doctor away 😝😁🤣

0
0
0.000
avatar

haha true they are very small... hahahaha yeah for sure i know;)) you are funny

0
0
0.000
avatar

Thanks, that's what my mother is telling me 😝 Have a good night, Tschüss

0
0
0.000
avatar

Hi marytraveldiary,

This post has been upvoted by the Curie community curation project and associated vote trail as exceptional content (human curated and reviewed). Have a great day :)

Join the Curie Discord community to learn more.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Thank you very much for upvoting me! and the curation:) have a great day:)

0
0
0.000
avatar

Congratulations @marytraveldiary! You have completed the following achievement on the Hive blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s):

You received more than 4000 upvotes.
Your next target is to reach 4250 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your board and compare yourself to others in the Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Check out the last post from @hivebuzz:

Hive Power Up Month - Feedback from February day 5
Hive Power Up Month challenge - Feedback from February day 3
Our Hive Power delegations to the last Power Up Month challenge Winners
Support the HiveBuzz project. Vote for our proposal!
0
0
0.000
avatar

Hiya, @ybanezkim26 here, just swinging by to let you know that this post made it into our Honorable Mentions in Daily Travel Digest #1467.

Your post has been manually curated by the @pinmapple team. If you like what we're doing, please drop by to check out all the rest of today's great posts and consider supporting other authors like yourself and us so we can keep the project going!

Become part of our travel community:

0
0
0.000
avatar

Sehr schönes Städtchen mit den alten Gebäuden und dem Kanal. Wenn du dir gern Städte insbesondere mit erhaltenem Altstadtkern anschaust kann ich nur Dresden, Leipzig und Erfurt empfehlen. Die sind auch sehr schön :-)

0
0
0.000
avatar

jaa absolut ich finde es sieht auch sehr süß aus mit dne ganzen alten farbigen häuschen:) oh das stimmt, in dresden war ich schon, aber werde mir leipzig und erfurt mal anschauen.. danke für den tipp!:)

0
0
0.000