Hanseatic town and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hanseatic town and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Wismar is an old Hanseatic town and World Heritage Site - and simply beautiful! You can get a real sense of history in one of Europe's best preserved historic town centres. You will find all kinds of beautifully renovated historic buildings standing right next to each other, including luxurious, modest and intriguing ones. The town is a work of art that reflects the spirit of various eras and influences. This also impressed UNESCO in 2002 and was the reason it assigned world heritage status to Wismar.

A different wind blows out on the bay and opposite at the different island beaches of Poel. Children laugh and splash about in the water, those craving the sun simply sunbathe, trawlers chug along, dogs bark - here you can really unwind and enjoy your break! Just like nature. There is hardly any other place where you can hear so many different birds than here on Poel.

These are some of the highlights of the Wismar Youth Hostel:

  • Maritime flair in the Hanseatic town of Wismar
  • Ideal facilities for holding conferences and seminars
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site and brick Gothic architecture in the historic town centre
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Opening hours

The Hostel is open all year (except for Christmas).

Reception hours between 01 May and 30 September
- daily: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Reception hours from 01 October an 30 April
- Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
- Saturday/Sunday: 8 - 11 a.m. and 3 - 6 p.m.

Checkin: 3 - 6 p.m.

Prices 2023

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 30.00 € 35.00 € 40.00

Prices 2024

B&B from Half board from Full board from
€ 37.50 € 43.50 € 49.50

Four massive churches are a clear sign: you are close to a UNESCO world heritage site! Only two kilometres away from the Hostel, listed buildings are ligned up along the narrow alleyways and along the outlines of the enormous market square. Gothic brick buildings everywhere! But the variety of building styles is surprisingly large. For instance, there are splendid renaissance buildings such as the "Alter Schwede", a gabled brick building, the "Schabbelhaus," or the "Frische Grube" building, which dates back to the 13th century. And the city's oldest road has a channel along its centre. Originally, it used to supply the citizens with fresh water from the Mühlenteich lake. At the time, it was state-of-the-art. Today, you can marvel at it in its original state again. The enormous 10,000 square metre market square is the centre of the city.

Wismar is a city that is just as fit today as ever. Modern art galleries, animal, game and sport parks in and around Wismar are waiting to be explored and provide plenty of space for fun and games. Cycling is great fun in Mecklenburg Heath and just opposite, on Poel Island, you can enjoy pristine nature and beautiful beaches. And what about Schwerin? The pearl of a city and state capital is always worth a day trip!

134 beds, rooms with two to six beds, partly equipped with en-suite shower/toilet, 2 seminar rooms, club and function rooms, two small common rooms for group leaders and families, TV room, barbecue, possibility of playing games in the common room, table tennis, ball games ground, bicycle rental right next to the Hostel, board game rental

Room Floor space
Max. number of participants
  • cinema
  • parliament
  • block
  • U-shaped block
    U-shaped block
  • circle
Floor Rent per day off
Seminarraum 2 40 sqm 26 18 16 16 26 GF € 30.00
Seminarraum 1 68 sqm 45 30 26 26 45 1 € 30.00
Fernsehraum 52 sqm 35 24 14 14 35 1 € 30.00
Speisesaal 108 sqm 72 48 28 28 72 GF € 30.00
Conference equipment

CD player, DVD player, DVD recorder, flip chart, internet access (WiFi), metaplan board, microphone system, overhead projector, pin board, presentation case, projector, screen, stereo system

Room Floor space Height
Max. number of participants
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
Floor Daylight Rent per day off
Seminarraum 2 40 sqm 2.6 m 30 25 GF yes € 30.00
Seminarraum 1 68 sqm 2.6 m 50 30 1 yes € 30.00
Fernsehraum 52 sqm 3.1 m 45 25 1 yes € 30.00
Speisesaal 108 sqm 4.0 m 65 40 GF yes € 30.00
Staging options

staging options in the vicinity (2.0 km),

Come here, world!

With so much culture and history in one place, it's quite a scramble. This is what we want to show the world. Our doors are open to all: school classes, students and those craving knowledge from all over the world. And they're open to you, too. Remember, you will find no shortage of fun, sport and relaxation.

Outings and excursions

  • Zoo
  • Town park: Part of the 2002 State Garden Show with a 28-metre high observation tower, biotopes and plenty of places to play
  • Mecklenburg Heath
  • Coastal landscape with typical flora and fauna/ Küstenlandschaft mit typischer Flora und Fauna
  • Phantechnikum
  • Swimming pool Wonnemar
  • City tours
  • Baltic Sea island Poel with original landscape