Old Port of Wismar
Old Port of Wismar
Aerial view of the Historic Centre of Stralsund
Aerial view of the Historic Centre of Stralsund
St. George's Church Wismar
St. George's Church Wismar
Colourful gabled houses in Stralsund
Colourful gabled houses in Stralsund
The 'Swedish Heads' in front of the Wismar Treehouse
The 'Swedish Heads' in front of the Wismar Treehouse
Baroque Gate of St. Nicholas' Church in Stralsund
Baroque Gate of St. Nicholas' Church in Stralsund
Gewoelbe House on the Grube
Gewoelbe House on the Grube
Residential buildings in the Johannis Monastery, Stralsund
Residential buildings in the Johannis Monastery Stralsund

World Heritage

World Heritage sign

Stralsund and Wismar

With their waterfront locations, preserved urban layout, brick buildings and traces of the Swedish period, these two Hanseatic towns share many similarities.

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Experience Heritage

In the World Heritage House Wismar

The Visitor Centres

We invite you to learn about World Heritage. Our World Heritage exhibitions are open daily and entrance is free.

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Protecting Heritage

Preserving World Heritage

Management

With protective measures, educational opportunities and cooperation at both national and international levels, Stralsund and Wismar have established priorities in their World Heritage work …

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Supporting Heritage

Namib Desert

The Foundation

Founded by the two Hanseatic cities, the German World Heritage Foundation supports endangered World Heritage sites outside of Germany and thus contributes to the balance of the World Heritage List.

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