The imposing building and numerous works of art inside the cathedral tell the story of the early days of the bishop's seat up to the present day. Discover one of the main works of brick Gothic and immerse yourself in the history of Schwerin Cathedral.
Schwerin Cathedral is a masterpiece of brick Gothic and no building in the old town of Schwerin has seen more history. The tower rises 117.5 meters into the sky. From a viewing platform about halfway up, you have a fantastic view.
A Gothic cross altar (under restoration in 2017), the bronze baptismal font from 1325 and the magnificent Wismar Triumphal Cross from 1420 are just a few of the works of art worth seeing inside. Several crowned heads found their final resting place in the cathedral, including castle builder Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II. Almost somewhat hidden, the Christmas window on the tower side of the nave shines with otherworldly light shows. Those who want to fathom the stories behind the magnificent furnishings can take part in one of the public guided tours.
Note: Individual group tours can be booked through the Tourist Information Office in Schwerin.
The cathedral is accessible and special tours for the blind and visually impaired are available on request.