Of the three great redbrick churches that once rose above the rooftops before WWII, only the sober redbrick St-Nikolai-Kirche, the largest of its kind in Europe, was left intact. It has elaborate carvings and a font from its older sister church, the St-Marien-Kirche. The linden-tree-shaded churchyard is next to a small canal and is Wismar's loveliest spot.