With Uschi and Dieter in Wismar (ex East Germany), a unique representative of the Hanseatic League city type, with its Brick building constructions. Wismar has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2002.
In World War II Wismar was heavily damaged by Allied air raids. At the end of the war in Europe, as the line of contact between Soviet and other Allied armies formed, Wismar was captured by the British 6th Airborne Division's 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion on May 2, 1945.  On 7 May 1945 General Montgomery and Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky met in Wismar. On July 1, 1945, due to the occupation zone agreements of the Yalta Conference making Wismar a part of the Soviet Zone of Germany, the British troops departed and Soviet troops took over.