Once a city has won world heritage status for a building it has a duty to preserve it – which in the case of Wismar means the entire old town. Since 2002 some 1,750 historical buildings have been listed. How does Wismar manage the up-keep?
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is home to seaside resorts once nicknamed “Berlin's bathtub,” and is ideal for waterside holidays – from the Baltic Sea coast to the Mecklenburg lake district.
A thousand years ago, the "wild hordes from the north" terrified the entire European continent. Now the Vikings might be awarded a UNESCO title for Germany, without even using an ax or sword!
The Viking sites Haithabu and Danevirke in northern Germany are part of the world heritage of mankind. This was decided by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at its meeting in Bahrain.
On what sea coast does Mecklenburg-Vorpommern lie? What migrating birds provide a special natural spectacle every year? And what is "Plum un Tüffel"? Test your knowledge of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
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