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Wismar Germany Cruise Port Guide


Cruise ships dock within walking distance to Wismar.

The port has lust invested three million euro in its cruise berth, with the construction of a small terminal building, a fixed ISPS border and improvements in fresh water supply and mooring capabilities.

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Wismar the nice town in Mecklenburg Western Pomerania with a port on the Baltic Sea was once a powerful member of the Hanseatic Trading League in the 14th and 15th century. The later occupation of Wismar through the Swedes for about 200 years until 1903 had strong influences on architecture and style of the city. From lovely buildings in Hanseatic gothic brick style to Swedish gable houses - nowadays the traces of the Swedish control can be found everywhere in the historical old town center of Wismar Germany.

Four wonderful churches are the landmarks of Wismar in Germany, remarkable is the large red brick cathedral of St. Nikolai, one of the biggest churches in Europe. Tourists enjoy the small city charm of Wismar in Germany which was added onto the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites for its brick constructions and churches. Highlights of Wismar include the huge market square with the Dutch Renaissance style pavilion called Wasserkunst and the buildings around like the neoclassical Town Hall and the restaurant Old Swede (Alter Schwede) built in 1380. From there it's a nice walk through the twisting streets of the Wismar Altstadt which once was the backdrop for the vampire film "Nosferatu". The seafront area is absolutely worth seeing with old buildings and a fish market giving a flair of the old days of seafaring

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Getting around Germany is incredible easy. The train network is comfortable, reliable, fast and reasonably priced. German roads are also excellent and motorized transport can be a great way to tour the country.

The national and famous motorway network known as autobahnen, officially there is no general speed limit, but, in an attempt to increase safety and control the pollution, a lot of segments have speed limits (which are strictly controlled). If you rent a car, make sure you stay in the right lane at all times, except when passing! Speeds of 200km or over are not uncommon.

Taxis are dependable, but expensive.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here

Nearby Places:

Wismar is a port town on the Baltic Sea, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is located roughly 45 kilometers east of Lübeck and 30 kilometers north of Schwerin, and is part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.

Shopping and Food

Special purchases include precision optical equipment such as binoculars and cameras, porcelain, handmade crystal, silver, steel ware, Solingen knives, leather wear, sports equipment, toys from Nuremberg and Bavarian Loden cloth. Special purchases in eastern Germany include musical instruments, wooden carved toys from the Erzgebirge Mountains, and Meissen china

In Germany snacks (Schnellimbiss) are widely available, especially Bock wurst (boiled sausage), Bratwurst (grilled sausage) and Curry wurst (spiced sausage), as well as fries and hamburgers

German fast food is cheap, hearty and diverse; there are a number of sausage stands, imbisses and specialty stands; you have many options from which choose. Many of the fast food is of Turkish origin, this food is very popular for being cheap and healthy. The German's favorite Turkish fast food is the Doner Kebab; a thick pita filled generally with either chicken or beef complemented with fresh French fries and salad.

Important things to know about Germany, like tipping, toilets etc.


Euro. There are plenty of ATM machines around.

In smaller establishments ask first if they accept Credit Cards.

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German spoken. Germans are regarded as being punctual, disciplined and last but not least, a little formal. In German there are two forms of you: "Du" and "Sie." "Du" is less formal, "Sie" is more so. You almost always should use the "Sie" form and someone's last name with people you don't know.

110 -- Police Emergency
112 -- Fire Emergency or Ambulance Call

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Opening Hours and Holidays:

All stores must close no later than 8 p.m. Some close as early as 6:30 p.m. On Saturdays stores lock up at 1 or 2 p.m.; although in big city centers most stay upon until 2 or 4 p.m.

Sundays all stores are closed, except some bakeries which are open on sunday morning.

January 1 New Year's Day
January 6 Epiphany
varies - Good Friday
varies - Easter
varies - Easter Monday
May 1 Labor Day
varies - Ascension Day (usually in May)
varies - Whit monday (usually mid-May)
October 3 Unity Day
December 25 Christmas Day
December 26 St. Stephan's Day

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