St Nicholas Church, Wismar

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St Nicholas of Wismar was built from 1381 until 1487 as a church for sailors and fishermen. St Nicholas is one of the finest testaments to mediaeval brick architecture in northern Germany.

St. Nicholas Church from the south side
The Nave of St Nicholas Church

Based on the design of Marienkirche (St Mary's) in Lübeck it is the second highest brick basilica church in the world after St Mary's of Lübeck. St Nicholas along with St Mary's and St George's is one of the three great churches that dominate the skyline of the city of Wismar. As part of Wismar's historic centre, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2002.[1]