We’re on our way to Rugen, an island on the Ostsee right in the north of Germany. To break the journey we stopped at a Stellplatz in Wismar. The site is a ten minute walk away from the centre, costing 9 euros for 24 hours and again it was really busy. You could buy bread rolls, newspapers and drinks from the little shop on site and there is a Netto shop within five minutes walk from the entrance.
The site is right next to the West Harbour so within five minutes we were walking along the front looking at what fish to buy for breakfast tomorrow.
The centre is very pretty with many different coloured properties, the Rathaus being the largest of all. Wismar used to belong to Sweden but they leased it back to Mecklenburg state and never asked for it back.
There are quite a few churches in Wismar and we visited two, Georgenkirche and Nikolaikirche. Both were damaged in previous wars and were then neglected when under the jurisdiction of the GDR, so reconstruction has only been underway for the last 20 or so years. It is very sad as you walk into the Georgenkirche and it is empty. The Nikolaikirche though is very pretty inside, with both of them being of an immense height as if reaching up to the heavens.
All this sight-seeing is tiring work so we headed for a cake shop and had a snack. Germany does know how to make a good cake!
Having had some refreshment we carried on looking around the cobbled streets, crossing a little stream on our way back to the ‘van where we rested ready for the big day tomorrow.