Not the best beginning of the day
The day began not very well. First, rainy weather and the clouds that did not have the end, neither the edge, and, secondly, repair work on the route, which was selected for travel, but closing forward to say that we were able to overcome all the adversity and get a sea of positive from this wet day.
In the morning at the station of Lubeck, the city in which we were stationed and from where they made bars in the north of Germany, we learned that repair work is carried out on the site between Lommecom and Schwerin / Wismar, and you can only get to Schwerin or Wismar buses on the train and vice versa. Fortunately, land ticket Mecklenburg – the front pomerania solves the problem of a large number of electric trains.
Schwerin met with a torrential rain and hopes that he will end by the time of our arrival in Wismar – was not. However, the weather presented us with surprise at the end of the day.
Hanseatic port Vismar
Little station building remains behind. On the semi-empty streets, cobbled, we went to inspect the sights of an old Hanseatic city.
The first attraction on our way is Schweinsbruck, which is translated as pork bridge. The bridge justifies its name for the presence of four bronze figures of pigs whose faders grazing to shine – it is immediately clear that they are popular.
The bridge is only a few meters in length and is located in close proximity to Nikolaikirhe – architectural masterpiece in the style of a brick gothic, characteristic of Northern Hanseatic cities.
Overcoming milling stream – "The main thing" Water artery Wismar, our way lay on the town hall. Rain gradually ended and inhabitants of Wismar began to appear on the streets.
It was a big impression that, despite the large number of architectural losses during airline at the end of the war (in Wismar, Dornery factories were located), the city did not lose its historical appearance and rightly took a place in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Separately, I would like to note that if you remove the parked cars, then there will be a time trip over the time, as the modern buildings in Wismar will not meet at least, and they will not meet asphalt roads at all, except for the outskirts and in the area of the station.
Already getting used to the fact that in Germany, it is customary to portray the coat of arms of the city in Germany, or the sights, stumble on the hatch, decorated with the coat of arms of the city and the inscription Hanseatic city of Wismar and can’t pass by. On the coat of arms of Wismar, you can see the ship, on the sail of which the bull head is depicted – the symbol of meklenburg. The ship tells us that Wismar became famous – a trading port and shipyards, which ships go down on the water today, and the abundance of fish under it that commercial fishing here is also a historical tradition. As far as I know, fishing vessels specialize, mainly on herring, which these days, just massively visited the Baltic Water.
Marienkirche – Almost Lost Miracle of Brick Gothic
Wismar replete with beautiful churches in the style of a brick gothic, which is peculiar to the Hanseatic cities of the coast of the Baltic. One of the most striking representatives of this architectural style is considered to be Marienkirche. And the sadder was to know the tragic history of this architectural masterpiece.
At the end of the war, during the next allied aviation, several heavy bombs fell on Marienkirche, destroying almost all the roof. In the 60s, the recovery commission decided that it makes no sense to restore the church and easier to demolish all the walls with the help of a controlled explosion and leave only the tower, as it, unlike the damaged main premises, is still tight. Blew up, but not from the first time – the walls have survived several attempts to undermine.
Now that Marienkirche arches once were located here, the brick crumb is evidenced by the brigade of this once majestic structure.