Along the Alter Hafen, seafood (including delicious fish sandwiches and smoked fish) is sold directly from a handful of bobbing boats. Most are open 9am to 6pm daily, and from 6am on Saturday during Wismar’s weekly fish market; they start to run out of supplies by mid to late afternoon.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try Wismarer Spickaal (young eel smoked in a way that’s unique to the region).