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


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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