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Wismar: Self-guided old town walk to explore the city

1. Wismar: Self-guided old town walk to explore the city

Explore the most famous sights of Wismar on a self-guided walking tour, while having a varied time in this beautiful city. The tour starts at the railway station, takes you to Germany's largest market square, shows you the traces of the "Old Swedes", gives you the creeps at original film locations with Nosferatu, the first vampire in film history, and breathes maritime sea air in the old harbour. Visit the Wasserkunst, a magnificent fountain on the market square, and the Haus Störtebeker, a historic building with a fascinating history. The tour also takes you to the filming locations of the popular German TV series "Soko Wismar". At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what kind of practical joke the legendary Till Eulenspiegel pulled in Wismar? Along the way, you can stop for some refreshments at any time. Use the hints to find the best sights and hidden gems of the city. Stroll through the picturesque streets and discover Wismar on this fun tour. It's like being shown Wismar by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. Enjoy your time in Wismar ! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Wismar: Double-Decker Bus Tour

2. Wismar: Double-Decker Bus Tour

Our yellow double-decker bus runs through the streets of Wismar every 90 minutes from May to September. Our city tours with live moderation last about 50 minutes each. Weather permitting, ride in an open-top double-decker bus (with a closed roof in case of rain) the tour leads through the attractive old town, the historic and the new harbor and past Wismar's most beautiful churches. SoKo Wismar lovers will also get their money's worth... Founded around 1226, our venerable city of Wismar shines in new splendor almost 800 years later and with its medieval streets still exudes the flair of a rustic Hanseatic city. Medieval brick buildings and old warehouses bear witness to a time when sea trade was very important in Wismar. Wismar's history has always been eventful - and at the beginning of the 17th century, Sweden took over control of our city for almost 200 years. Only in 1903 did Wismar return to Mecklenburg and its dukes. We Wismarers still celebrate the event today with the Schwedenfest, the largest Swedish folk festival outside of Sweden. We have a few superlatives, although Wismar, with around 42,000 inhabitants, is not exactly one of the largest cities in northern Germany: Our Nikolaikirche has the second largest nave of the northern German brick Gothic style. The medieval market square is one of the largest undeveloped trading places in northern Germany. The armory, built around 1700 by the Swedish master builder Eric Dahlberg, had the largest cantilevered inner ceiling in terms of area - and today the largest cruise ships in the world are built in the MV shipyards. With its inclusion in the Unesco World Heritage List in 2002, Wismar's old town is one of the most worth seeing urban destinations in Germany. But not only those interested in culture get their money's worth here. For 15 years now, our city has also been the setting for one of the most popular German crime series. With a bit of luck, SoKo Wismar fans can experience the shooting live, and our sightseeing buses often stop to clear the way for the inspectors to conduct their investigations. Welcome to our little pearl - and always happy to board our buses

Wismar: Nosferatu Filming Locations Self-Guided Walking Tour

3. Wismar: Nosferatu Filming Locations Self-Guided Walking Tour

Discover Wismar's spectacular filming locations that were used to create the world of the silent film "Nosferatu - The Vampire" on this self-guided tour. The tour begins on Wismar's huge market square, one of the largest in Germany, surrounded by beautiful brick Gothic town houses. The tour takes you further to St Mary's Church, one of the oldest buildings in the Hanseatic city, and on to St George's Church. You will pass the Heiligen Geist Hof, the Watergate before the tour ends at the Old Harbour. The route is only about 2 kilometres long and can be completed in about 90 minutes. You don't need to have seen the film or read the original Dracula book by Bram Stoker. You can find out everything you need to know at the gruesome stops along the way, at the impressive locations of the film. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Wismar by a good friend who is a film fan. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Wismar! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Wismar: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

4. Wismar: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Wismar's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Wismar: Technical Museum Entry Ticket

5. Wismar: Technical Museum Entry Ticket

In Wismar, phanTECHNIKUM invites everyone to find answers to questions about scientific and technical phenomena. On an exhibition area of 3,500 m², the permanent exhibition of the Technical State Museum MV is divided into the elements earth, fire, water and air. Many treasures from the industrial and technological history of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania can be discovered: for example the model of a fighter pilot that was once produced by the Rostock Heinkel works, a huge ship engine from the "Gorch Fock" and a more than 100 year old one Swiderski type steam engine. A special highlight is the world's first ejection seat for pilots, because this was also invented in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Wismar Private Guided Walking Tour

6. Wismar Private Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to Wismar, one of the prettiest towns along Germany's Baltic Coast. A well-known city for its outstanding architecture, its magnificent brick churches, old homes, and cobbled streets make this small, alluring city look truly Hanseatic. The entire old town has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Join us for a walk to discover the deeper roots of this impressive city, to be amazed at every corner, and to leave with a sense of wonder.

Wismar: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

7. Wismar: Escape Tour - Self-Guided Citygame

With the Escape Tour Wismar you go back to the 1400's and take on the role of Klaus Störtebeker. As a professional pirate he had been the terror of the North and Baltic Seas for years. Together with his brothers, he plundered many ships in order to share the valuable loot with the citizens of Wismar. Klaus found himself to be awesome, but the leaders of the city thought otherwise. They thought Klaus' activities had to stop. Klaus heard some old pirate tale about a secret exit in Wismar. Will you help him finding the secret exit? Choose your starting time with your teammates, beginning at anytime day or night. Make your way across the city, checking off tasks to find all the clues you need to reach the secret passage. As you search for clues, marvel at the beautiful sights of the town. Walk past the Parkplatz Turmstrasse, wander through the lovely streets and keep an eye out for the many historic buildings in the city center. Work quickly, and you and your team could set the record for the fastest tour. Good luck!

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What people are saying about Wismar

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(3 reviews)

Overall, the trip through Wismar was very nice and informative. What was missing, however, was the reference to accessibility. With a walker, the whole tour was a little more difficult than expected. For example, it was not possible to go up the steps to the door at the town hall in order to complete the task to the twin cities from the tour. Even more difficult with a wheelchair, unless you choose the wheelchair entrance and walk through the entire building to look and then back again. It's only stupid when the doors are closed. A note that it is difficult to use a walker or wheelchair on the very old cobblestones would have been very helpful to me. I was aware that there were cobblestones. Not all cobblestones are the same. There are also some that are no problem to drive over. All in all, a very nice and successful tour. Highly Recommended.

It was very good that you could go at your own pace. We also stopped in between to take a quick break. But it could have been more direct in a few places and not back and forth from the path. But we were well informed and would do a tour like this again.

You got a very good overview of Wismar. We walked along places that we otherwise would not have found without preparation. The biggest advantage for us was that we were able to organize our time.

Good tour through Wismar's old town as an alternative to a city tour with a guide, which is of course more entertaining because of the anecdotes told.

For people with children or who want to do something on their own… Top!