Schwerin Martensmarkt

11/8/24 to 11/10/24 in Schwerin

Martensmarkt Schwerin 2023 (LowRes) (c) Uwe Nölke (51), © Uwe Nölke

free of charge
for free

The next dates:

  • Friday, Nov 8, 202414:00 - 22:00 clock
  • Saturday, Nov 9, 202410:00 - 22:00 clock
  • Sunday, Nov 10, 202410:00 - 18:00 clock
Children, Market & Festival, Tradition & Folklore

Just like in a fairy tale Schwerin celebrates three full days and makes you travel back in time. The festivaldates back to a medieval tradition around St.Martin's day an a fascinating story about the friendship of the towns of Lubeck and Schwerin.


Friday - 5 pm

Opening of the medieval market and Lanterns Parade.  Artistic and music performances in medieval style.

Saturday - 11 am to 10 pm

Medieval market, arts and crafts, plays, performances, folk and rock music in medieval style

Sunday -

10 am Medieval market
2 pm music parade starting at the castle gate celebrating the arrival of the the Lubeck Merchant (Martensmann) with the tun of wine and candy for the children at the market place


The festivals historical background dates back to the middle ages. More than 700 years ago a merchant of Lubeck was sent to Schwerin to bring a tun of wine as a gift to the duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin for the first time. The wine was meant as a proof of friendship between Schwerin and Lubeck. The merchant also brought candy with him to give to the local kids. In 1817 the tradition ended for reasons unknown. After the reunification the tradition was revived again in 1991 on the initiative of Björn Engholm - prime minister of the german state of Schleswig-Holstein. Since then Schwerin celebrates the arrival of the Lubeck envoy with a three day medieval fair.

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Event dates
  • Friday, Nov 8, 2024 14:00 - 22:00 clock
  • Saturday, Nov 9, 2024 10:00 - 22:00 clock
  • Sunday, Nov 10, 2024 10:00 - 18:00 clock
Event Location

Tourist-Information Schwerin

Am Markt 14
19055 Schwerin
+49 (0)385 5925212
Contact the organiser

STADTMARKETING Gesellschaft Schwerin mbH

Puschkinstraße 44
19055 Schwerin
+49 (0)385 5925250


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