DATE – 21 JUNE 2018
Free carpark on outskirts of town
Wismar is another port and Hanseatic city and was founded in around the 13th century and has been under control of Germans as well as the swedish empire and became part of the German Empire in 1871 (the Swedish renounced its claims to it only in 1903.
Its very similar buildings are like the other Hanseatic city of Lubeck we just visited before this, the red brick gothic architecture
St. George’s Church belongs to the most significant historical monuments of North German brick Gothic architecture. It was constructed in a long period spanning the Late Middle Ages and the Reformation, undergoing several design changes before its final completion in 1594. The colossal nave and transept is testament to the last great parish church constructed in the Middle Ages in Northern Germany. After extensive damage by an air raid in April 1945, the church could no longer be used.
ST MARYS CHURCH
The 80 m high tower church of St Mary (Marienkirche) is the only remainder of the original Brick Gothic edifice, built in the first half of the 13th century. It suffered heavy damage in World War II, and was deliberately destroyed in 1960 under the East German Communist government.
It was so quiet around this church, its basically a half ruin and the front area is where the older part of the church used to be and it was basically just me around there
DINNER IN THE VAN
We drove into another van park just across the road and it was full so they directed us here which did end up being better as we had so much space compared to the van park