Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
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Approximately 5 hours
Situated near the legendary Via Regia, a Roman Road and the former east-west trading route, Wismar has been a well-known trading destination for hundreds of years. It was founded in 1229 and was among the first cities established in Mecklenburg. Merchants, guild-members, barrel makers, tanners, sailors, fishermen, traders and builders were drawn in to create a flourishing commercial center humming with friendly hustle and bustle.
Depart Warnemünde by coach for an approximately 60-minute transfer directly to Wismar.
Set out on a guided walk for a brief overview of this quaint Hanseatic City. Pass along cobblestone streets with Gothic houses, Baroque buildings and Renaissance façades to see the Classical Rathaus (Town Hall), the water tower, the historic drainage system, and merchants' houses from the Middle Ages.
You've come to the right place for good beer. In the Hanseatic period, the citizens of Wismar drank Mumme, a strong dark beer. Enjoy a beer tasting and a German pretzel within the nostalgic atmosphere of the Brauerei am Lohberg -- a brewery and pub that first opened in the Middle Ages. You will also have the chance to sample the medieval Mumme beer. Although it is not as strong as it used to be, it is still very tasty.
Return to Warnemünde by coach after having experienced this lovely city and the centuries-old tradition of beer brewing in Wismar.
There are between 13 and 30 steps at the brewery (depending upon where the beer tasting is held and whether guests wish to see the brew technique). Minimum age to participate in beer tasting is 18 years, younger guests will be served a non-alcoholic alternative instead. Photo identification required. Guests must be able to walk approximately one mile (one hour) on even and uneven cobblestone surfaces. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Use of public restroom facilities costs 50 cents - €1 cash. Shops are closed on Sundays and holidays; a few souvenir shops may be open. The tour sequence may vary depending on traffic conditions.