Floating Fairy Tale Castle
The castle "floats" on a small island in the large Schwerin Lake. Fairytale-like, graceful and filigree at the same time, it towers proudly and full of dignity out of Germany's fourth largest lake. The impressive ancestral gallery, royal state rooms and the orangery are not to be missed. Where once the dukes ruled, the state parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has its seat today.
A Stroll Through the City from a Picture Book
Stroll through the streets of Schwerin and you will see one architectural beauty after another. The oldest building in the city is the Gothic cathedral - one of the most beautiful and powerful brick churches in Germany. By the way, the 117-meter-high tower of the church, which was completed in 1416, was only added a good 100 years ago.
Otherwise, the city is rather characterized by the Baroque and the historicizing styles of the 19th century. For example, the town hall opposite the cathedral. With its Tudor-style façade, it is reminiscent of an English castle. In grand-ducal Schwerin, even the train station and the post office are a feast for the eyes. From the modern shopping streets in the city center, you can walk along romantic riverside promenades.
In the city of the seven lakes, you will find true cultural treasures - as far as the eye can see: For example, in what is probably Schwerin's most beautiful square, the "Old Garden", you will find the traditional Mecklenburg State Theater - together with the painting gallery of the State Museum, it stands as a symbol for the popular city of music and art.
Numerous major events such as the Schwerin Summer of Culture, the Schwerin Castle Festival, the Film Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival on the Pfaffenteich, as well as top-class exhibitions and concerts entice visitors to take a city break in the state capital with its fairytale flair throughout the year.
The Vacation Experts for the State Capital Schwerin:
- Tourist Information Schwerin
Culture & Tourism - State Capital Schwerin
Phone: + 49 385 5925212
Schwerin in Moving Pictures