Swedish festival and Herring Days
Numerous festivals and events fill the cultural calendar of the city on the Baltic Sea. The summer sees the return of the annual Swedish festival, with which the city remembers the 155 years it belonged to Sweden. In March, the Herring Days, in
which numerous restaurants participate, draw visitors to Wismar from far and wide. On the north side of the extensive market square lies the "Alter Schwede" (Old Swede) town house. The building was built in 1380 and today houses a restaurant.