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Historic Center of Wismar UNESCO World Heritage Site

Historic Center of Wismar UNESCO World Heritage Site
An ancient Gothic warehouse in Wismar called Alter Schwede (The Old Swede), erected around 1380

The medieval town of Wismar was a major trading center of the Hanseatic League in the 14th and 15th centuries. In the 17th and 18th centuries it became a Swedish administrative and defensive center for the German territories. It contributed to the development of the characteristic building types and techniques of Brick Gothic in the Baltic region, as exemplified in several important brick cathedrals, and the series of houses for residential, commercial and crafts use, representing its evolution over several centuries.

[ Source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1067 ]

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Address: 23952 Wismar
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