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Oct 9, 2017 - Sadly

Hi - Haven't been able to find anything particularly unpleasant or tragic about Wismar to share but I will continue to try. Once you pass into the old East Germany the change is obvious - poorer, less well kept, more likely to vote ... I'll let you figure that one out. There is some evidence that my remote ancestors migrated from Wismar at some point around the 13th century. However, Wismar is more noted for its remarkable red brick Gothic Cathedrals. While only one tower remains of the main Cathedral and another is still undergoing...

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May 26, 2014 - Move to Wismar

Today we left Soltau and headed north and slightly east once again. We had to drive round Hamburg but despite road works we had no delays. We had contacted a stellplatz in Wismar who said they could take us. We arrived to find the stellplatz was very busy but they had reserved a large spot for us so we were OK. We noticed later that there was a number of motorhomes coming in who couldn't find a space so we were glad we had contacted them. We will stay here for a week as there is a Germany public holiday on the 29 May and places will be very...

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May 26, 2014 - Wismar

From the stellplatz we were less than half a mile from the old town of Wismar. Wismar has had a chequered history. It was one of the first towns in the Hanseatic League due to its deep and protected port. During the 13th and 14th centuries it was a flourishing town, with important woollen factories. The town was snatched by the Swedes in 1648 and became the southern administrative centre of Sweden for this area of their empire. In 1803 Sweden pledged both town and lordship to Mecklenburg for 1,258,000 Riksdaler, reserving, however, the...

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