• Schwerin Palace – its grandeur still radiates over the vast green expanse of its impressive parkland, © TMV/Allrich
    Schwerin Palace – its grandeur still radiates over the vast green expanse of its impressive parkland
  • Sample the relaxed atmosphere and linger by the Pfaffenteich with views of Schwerin Cathedral, © TMV/LEH
    Sample the relaxed atmosphere and linger by the Pfaffenteich with views of Schwerin Cathedral
  • An unparalleled appearance – impressive and romantic at the same time: Sweeping views from the bridge towards Schwerin Palace, © TMV/Hoffmann
    An unparalleled appearance – impressive and romantic at the same time: Sweeping views from the bridge towards Schwerin Palace

Schwerin

The residental town entices with its vivid history and vast cultural offers. Since year one, the blue of the lakes - which make up one quarter of the area - dominates the townscape.

City of the seven lakes

Founded by Henry the Lion in 1160, Mecklenburg's oldest town has always been the nerve centre of this state. Set amid an idyllic waterscape, the blue of the lakes has dominated the scene since time immemorial.  With a fairy-tale unreality, exquisitely beautiful Schwerin Palace gracefully soars skywards on a small island in Germany's fourth-largest lake. Where dukes once ruled now provides a home to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's state parliament.

Cultural pleasure

The oldest building in the city is the Gothic cathedral – one of the most beautiful and mightiest brick churches in Germany. In other respects, the city has been shaped more by baroque influences and the historical styles of the 19th century. The town hall with its Tudor-style curtain wall is reminiscent of an English castle. The traditional Mecklenburg State Theatre unites with the National Museum's Art Gallery to form a symbol for the popular music and art city.

 

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Am Dom – 19055 Schwerin

Schwerin Cathedral

Schwerin cathedral seen from the Pfaffenteich, © Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin

The tallest of all churches in Mecklenburg is a masterpiece of the northern gothic architecture. It is the oldest surviving building of the old town of Schwerin. In summer season the mighty church organ can be heard every monday at 2.30 pm. Schwerin Cathedral is open to visitors daily from 11 am to 2 pm.

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Lennéstraße – 19053 Schwerin

Schwerin Palace

Schwerin Palace is the landmark in the state capital

Schwerin Palace is located on an island in Lake Schwerin and is among the most important historicism edifices in Europe.

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Lennéstraße – 19053 Schwerin

Schwerin Castle Museum

The throne room, © © Lothar Steiner © Staatliches Museum Schwerin

A variety of towers are reaching into the sky, on top of them golden domes and sparkling pinnacles. The museum shows the splendor of ducal times with beautiful rooms, weapons, fine china and silver. It is open to visitors.

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Am Markt – 19055 Schwerin

Tourist-Information Schwerin

The fairy-tale palace on an island in Lake Schwerin is an impressive symbol of the state capital, © Foto@Andreas-Duerst.de

Are you planning to visit the state capital of Schwerin with family or friends - or a business trip, perhaps? Great! At the Tourist Information Schwerin, we are happy to assist in planning and organising your trip to Schwerin.

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