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facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-27
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-27

Facts in brief:

Located on Wismarbucht, an inlet of the Baltic Sea; was flourishing medieval center & wealthy member of Hanseatic League, trading mainly in herring & beer; went to Sweden in 1648, to Denmark in 1649, to Mecklenburg-Schwerin after 1803; damaged in WW II.

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