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    Walking time 

    Wismar has 544 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 17 days. And, when you need to get home there are 61 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Wismar.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Wismar has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Wismar has more than 17,956 street lamps, which use 0.9 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 0.9 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 2.1% of Wismar’s total area, 41 square kilometers. That means each of Wismar’s 42,557 residents has an average of 20.4 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Wismar want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 104 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 1 km long.


    More than 66 sights and monuments, and far more than 214 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Wismar. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Wismar offers more than 31 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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