Welcome to Wismar
One of the prettiest towns along Germany's Baltic Coast, its gabled facades and cobbled streets make this small, photogenic city look essentially Hanseatic. But although it joined the Hanseatic trading league in the 13th century, it spent most of the 16th and 17th centuries as part of Sweden. There are numerous reminders of this era all over town. The entire Altstadt was Unesco-listed in 2002.