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Parks and Gardens

The "Hippodrome" is a spot in the southern part of the Castle Garden of Schwerin. It is situated on a small hill surrounded by big old trees. The name "Hippodrome" is derived from the name for a riding arena in ancient times.

The old trees of the Hippodrome have seen generations come and go. The Hippodrome has never been a horse racing arena, but was a popular element of noble horticulture. Schwerins high society met here for a stroll and on promenade. Society ladies in crinolines walked around or went around by carriage. They enjoyed fresh air or went for a picknick to the countryside without having to leave behind the comforts of the city. Riders showed up in elegant costumes presenting themselves on their fine horses.

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The Hippodrome is a wonderful dreamy spot in the Castle Gardens of Schwerin. From this place you have beautiful sights across a small lake and up to the "Temple of Youth". If you come here for a walk take a seat and enjoy silence and atmosphere of nature. Nearby you can find a restaurant and the ducal grinding mill which is now a museum and open to visitors from April to October.

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Hippodrom im Schlossgarten Schwerin

Schleifmühlenweg
19053 Schwerin


+49 (0)385 5925214
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