Floating meadow, © Tourismusverband Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Like a giant beach towel, the Floating Meadow spreads out on the east side of the Burgsee. The garden was designed for the Federal Garden Show and implemented as a garden of the 21st century. In the meantime, it has become an integral part of the gardens and parks in Schwerin, a meeting place and attraction for sun-seekers. From its terrace steps one has a dreamlike view of the Schwerin Castle.

It does not rock back and forth in waves, yet the Floating Meadow - surrounded by water all around - looks like an island from another time: the future. The strictly rectangular surface seems to float. The horticultural design, however, is rich in contrast and almost wave-like: Gently curving mounds of flowers stretch across the area between the lawn greenery, while the water of the castle lake plays around the edges of the banks.

The floating meadow is not a "lonely island". Small bridges lead across from Schwerin Castle Garden to the modern haven of tranquility with benches, sunbathing areas and water steps; a plain white portico connects Bertha Klingberg Square with the sunbathing area.

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Vorbeck Manor

  • An der Warnow, 19065 Vorbeck

At the gates of the State capital Schwerin, surrounded by a natural landscape, lies GUT VORBECK with its golf hotel, café HerzensGUT and riding stable directly on the Warnow River. With its 20 rooms and suites located directly on course 13 of the WINSTONlink, the estate's golf hotel offers everything for a perfect vacation in the middle of Mecklenburg's unspoiled nature.

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State Museum Schwerin

  • Temporarily closed
  • Alter Garten, 19055 Schwerin

In a prominent location on Schwerin Lake, visitors will find a top collection of Dutch paintings, as well as paintings from the 16th to the 21st century and works of handicrafts and graphic art.

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“Zum Stadtkrug” Altstadtbrauhaus Schwerin

  • Open today
  • Wismarsche Straße, 19053 Schwerin

A cozy spot in the heart of Schwerin. A visit to the impressive brewery in Schwerin is well worth it.

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Permanent exhibition "Mecklenburg - so far, so near" of the Mecklenburg Foundation

  • Open today
  • Schliemannstraße, 19055 Schwerin

The Mecklenburg Foundation preserves and tells the history and culture of Mecklenburg!

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Open-air museum for folklore Schwerin-Mueß

  • Open today
  • Alte Crivitzer Landstraße, 19063 Schwerin

In the historic village ensemble directly on Schwerin Lake, visitors stroll between old farmhouses, fruit trees, herb beds and through the restored garden of a village teacher. The museum-like buildings show village life in the 19th century. Markets, events with traditional music, Low German theater performances, seminars and children's holiday programs take place during the season.

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Hotel Schloss Basthorst

  • Schlossstraße, 19089 Basthorst

We welcome you warmly in our unique 4-star hotel in Basthorst, situated in the stunningly beautiful Mecklenburg landscape, far from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We believe in creating a special ambience. Whether it's in the room furnishings, the culinary range or our service – you will notice the special character of our hotel estate.

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Vacation park Retgendorf

  • Kiefernweg, 19067 Retgendorf

In a sparse pine forest, only 50m away from Lake Schwerin, you will find our spacious hotel complex with direct lake access and natural swimming area. The vacation park has 28 comfortably furnished hotel rooms and 24 vacation homes with modern to luxurious furnishings.

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Easyjump- Trampoline Park

  • Open today
  • Ziegeleiweg, 19057 Schwerin

Easyjump is not only Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's largest trampoline hall but also one of the newest experience highlights in Schwerin.

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Greenhouse Garden and Alexandrine Monument

  • Freely accessible at any time
  • Lennéstraße, 19053 Schwerin

In the style of English landscape gardens stand Grünhausgarten and the southern palace garden with hippodrome, maze and youth temple. This part of the palace garden was restored to its former glory for the Federal Garden Show 2009. In the center of a meadow surrounded by trees, the Grand Duchess Mother "Alexandrine" looks earnestly and solemnly in the direction of the Temple of Youth.

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Landscape Park and Castle Raben Steinfeld

  • Temporarily closed
  • 19065 Raben Steinfeld

The landscape park was originally designed by court gardener Theodor Klett and belonged to a grand ducal estate. The English-style park on a steep bank above Lake Schwerin incorporates existing trees and opened up to the landscape and the village of Raben Steinfeld with picturesque view axes.

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Schwerin Castle Museum

  • Open today
  • Lennéstraße, 19053 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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Schwerin Palace

  • Open today
  • Lennéstraße, 19053 Schwerin

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

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Exterior view of Wiligrad Castle from bird's eye view, © SSGK MV / Funkhaus Creative

Wiligrad Castle

  • Open today
  • Wiligrader Straße, 19069 Lübstorf

The former ducal residence palace with the surrounding palace park and the historic estate ensemble is one of the most beautiful places on Lake Schwerin. The art exhibition in the castle is particularly worth seeing. With its location on a steep bank directly on the lake, it is considered an insider's tip for excursions, especially in autumn and in spring during the rhododron bloom. The old nursery houses a farm store and a popular farm café.

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COSY Houseboats

  • Werderstrasse, 19055 Schwerin

Experience the beautiful Schwerin lake landscape. Either on one of the exclusive and license-free COSY houseboats or by kayak or SUP directly at the Schwerin Castle. Together with the adjacent Mecklenburg Lake District, it is one of the most beautiful boating areas in Europe. A paradise for all water lovers and nature lovers.

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Mecklenburg State Theater

  • Open today
  • Alter Garten, 19055 Schwerin

The Mecklenburg State Theater in the beautiful state capital Schwerin has a lot to offer: a talented acting ensemble, a versatile musical theater, the third oldest orchestra in Germany, an international ballet ensemble, the Young State Theater Parchim and the traditional Fritz Reuter Stage - up Platt, as well as the highlight of the season every summer, the Schwerin Castle Festival with a diverse program.

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