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Wismar

Monday 19th December 2016

A sqaure in Wismar, behind the Council offices

We took a shuttle bus into Wismar, which turned out to be a delightful, well-preserved (or well patched up by the DDR) Hanseatic port town. The port itself was no great shakes but the bus stopped at the Market Square, filled with a Xmas market in front of the Rathaus. A look round & coffee in Café 28, a bit like a drawing room.

St. Niklaus Church from the quay

Town Hall

Town Hall

Swedish Water Tower & Xmas Market

Water Tower other side

Xmas Market & below

Typical buildings

Alte Schwede (brick) & Hotel Reuter

Alte Schwede door

Town bronze model

Café 28

Inside Café 28 - gemütlichkeit

Then, we walked down behind the Rathaus (Town Hall) to Spook Church (Heilige Geist), which had a wooden ceiling, much carved & painted but each beam different. The stained glass was also attractive & there was the remains of a medieval wall painting. The size was sensible as well, which could not be said of the other churches visited.

In the street behind the Town Hall

Spook Church

First, St Georgen, quite massive, St Mary, of which only the tower survives &, after I had dropped Avis onto the shuttle bus, St Niklaus, which was hugely massive. This town is all in brick but much is stuccoed. We had visited the council offices with painted terracotta & the pretty square behind. I found the Zeughaus, Swedish Armoury, which is now the public library & followed the little fresh water supply canal called Frische Grube, to St Niklaus before walking back to the ship, chatting to some Germans in their own argot on the way.

St. Georgen

St. Georgen Nave

St. Georgen Nave

St. Georgen door

St. Mary's Tower

Council offices

Near the arsenal

The Swedish Arsenal...

...is now the Public Library

The Frische Grube Canal

St. Niklaus

Over St. Niklaus door

St. Niklaus Aisle

St. Niklaus Nave


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