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.
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.
Your experts for Schwerin
Tourist Board Schwerin
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