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Quite special place

During the last days of WWII Wismar was bombed and the aisle part of the Marienkirche was badly... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Stockholm, Sweden
Only tower, rebuilding church

The Marienkirche is ruin for a long time, the tower still stands. Rest of it started to be restored... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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St.-Marien-Kirchhof, Wismar, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Germany
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

During the last days of WWII Wismar was bombed and the aisle part of the Marienkirche was badly damaged. The communists decided to level it to the ground instead of restoring it - something they usually did. It's quite a special feeling walking on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vierdank
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The Marienkirche is ruin for a long time, the tower still stands. Rest of it started to be restored (really hard work). Here you get an idea of the "endless" work of the restorers. An absolute must visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This church was largely destroyed in 1945. The steeple remains and three small-ish chapels/rooms. There is an entry charge for some parts but the free exhibition is interesting. The outline of the previous church has been retained as a powerful reminder of wartime destruction. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

I visited this church and more specially the tour of the tower, we were all German speakers but I think the guide also speaks English. We were only 3 guests, the stairs are hard but it's worth it, you get some nice views on the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank CecileBln83
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We saw Marienkirche on our Friends of Dave Tour. It was very powerful reminder of the destruction of WW2, and made an impression on my children. It is still an impressive building with an imposing tower. (What a sight it must have been in its...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Erin S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

When we arrived in Wismar on a cruise ship one of the first things that we could see from an upper deck was the tower that is all that remains of Marienkirche. We were told that the rest of the building was badly damaged towards...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Like a lot of buildings in Germany, the Marienkirche was badly damaged during WWII, and most of it razed thereafter. The tower and adjacent side chapels remain. These are open for guided tours but only in German. So we just walked around it, trying to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Only the tower of this huge church is still there. The rest was destroyed during WW II and was not rebuilt. There are interesting expositions in the tower which are really worth the visit. pore

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank pore
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were on a 3-centre walking tour (Friends of Dave) and the Marienkirche was one of the sights in Wismar. When the Church was originally built the stones were hoisted up using man power in a giant hamster wheel - we had a chance to...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank BJ_McBluenose
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We visited Marienkirche as part of a cruise excursion and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to experience the damage done by the East German government. In 1960, the East Germans blew up the church with the promise of a major renovation. Only the tower remains today...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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