Kerstin read about Wismar in the newspaper one day, and she and Andreas opted to take a trip to the city shortly after. They fell in love with it, returning to the old town and harbour time and time again to take in the immense history, culture and architecture. Back then, the red-brick warehouse buildings in the once very-busy port stood empty, and Kerstin (a computer scientist and fashion blogger) and Andreas (a design professor) used to dream about the potential of the buildings. When they saw an advert for apartments in the former grain factory, they jumped at the opportunity, converting one perfectly positioned apartment into an open-plan space from which you can take in the peaceful ambience of the harbour.
You can tell that this apartment is a space made with love: interiors are a delicate balance of bright modern features, Bauhaus-style decor, and details - such as sliding silo doors - that hint at the apartment’s former life. The space is open, bright and restful, presenting the problem that it’s hard to leave, especially as there’s a hammock in which to laze. But we’d recommend you get out and about, because Wismar’s beauty is on your doorstep, and slightly further afield are some of the Ostsee’s most spectacular white-sand beaches.
Introducing Andreas and Kerstin!
“We fell in love with Wismar after a trip here in 2014. We used to walk around the warehouse district a lot, so when an apartment became available, we knew we had to get it! We designed the flat for ourselves and hope to appeal to people who appreciate and maintain a similar lifestyle as ourselves.”
“Waking up, making a coffee and watching the water from the balcony: there’s hardly anyone around in the morning and it’s so peaceful.”
Andreas and Kerstin’s insider tips
Ohlerich Harbour Apartment is located at the water’s edge in the old harbour in Wismar, a short stroll from the historic old town.
You can easily drive, though there is no parking directly at the house (but within direct walking distance). You can park outside the apartment to unload/reload the car, however.
Wismar Bahnhof is a 10-minute walk away, and is served by direct connections from Berlin.