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The Old Town District of Schwerin

Historic City Centre

In the Middle Ages, a great fire destroyed almost all parts of the city centre. Schwerin was left devastated and had to start everything from scratch. In the middle of ruins, its population was looking for a new beginning and built many of the buildings we see today. So the city centre developed in the 19th century’s style of Historicism, with 77 hectares of impressive squares and houses.

  • Castle Chapel Schwerin

    Castle Chapel Schwerin

    The small castle church is located on the north side of the castle island. It impresses with a golden star-sprinkled roof and a wonderful interior. Additionally, is has an active church community and is a hotspot for wedding ceremonies. If there is no church service or wedding ceremony taking place the church can be visited on request.

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  • Schwerin Cathedral

    Schwerin Cathedral

    The tallest of all churches in Mecklenburg is a masterpiece of the northern gothic architecture. It is the oldest surviving building of the old town of Schwerin. In summer season the mighty church organ can be heard every monday at 2.30 pm. Schwerin Cathedral is open to visitors daily from 11 am to 3 pm.

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  • Schleswig-Holstein-Haus

    Schleswig-Holstein-Haus

    In dem reizvollen Backsteingebäude finden zahlreiche Veranstaltungen statt. Ob Konzerte, Lesungen oder Vorträge in den historischen Räumlichkeiten oder Open-Air-Kino und Festivals im zauberhaften Garten. Internationale und regionale Ausstellungen sind in den Galerieräumen zu sehen. Die denkmalgeschützte Remise beherbergt eine Druckwerkstatt. Geöffnet Di - So 11-18 Uhr.

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  • Staatliches Museum Schwerin

    Staatliches Museum Schwerin

    In prominenter Lage am Schweriner See finden die Besucher eine Spitzenkollektion niederländischer Malerei, darüber hinaus Gemälde vom 16. bis 21. Jahrhundert sowie kunsthandwerkliche und graphische Werke.

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  • Schwerin, Schelfkirche

    Schwerin, Schelfkirche

    Sie ist eine seltene Schönheit - die einzige reine Barockkirche aus Backstein in der Region Westmecklenburg. Eine Baustil-Cousine des Michel in Hamburg. Sehenswert ist die Gruft der mecklenburgischen Herzöge. Die Kirche ist täglich geöffnet und kann besichtigt werden.

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  • Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater

    Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater

    Das Mecklenburgische Staatstheater in der schönen Landeshauptstadt Schwerin hat viel zu bieten: Ein talentiertes Schauspielensemble, ein vielseitiges Musiktheater, die drittälteste deutsche Staatskapelle, eine internationale Ballettcompagnie, das Junge Staatstheater Parchim und die traditionsreiche Fritz-Reuter-Bühne - up Platt, sowie als Spielzeit-Höhepunkt jeden Sommer die SCHLOSSFESTSPIELE SCHWERIN des Mecklenburgischen Staatstheaters. Große Oper trifft hier auf prachtvolle Schlosskulisse, Sternenhimmel und einen der schönsten nordeuropäischen Plätze, Theater im Schlossinnenhof bietet eine einzigartige Kulisse.

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  • Kommodenhäuschen Schwerin

    Kommodenhäuschen Schwerin

    Several fires in the 16th and 17th centuries almost completely destroyed Schwerin's medieval city center. A small half-timbered house from that time has nevertheless been preserved. The Kommodenhäuschen is a favorite photo spot.

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  • The Lion on the market square

    The Lion on the market square

    On the north side of the Old Town Market, stands a lion sculpture, reminiscent of Schwerin's founder Heinrich the Lion. This was build up in 1995 on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the death of Heinrich. It was created by the sculptor Peter Lenk from Konstanz.

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  • Paul Friedrich Monument

    Paul Friedrich Monument

    Paul Friedrich, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, has significantly influenced the city of Schwerin. Under his reign, the residence of Ludwigslust was transferred back to Schwerin in 1837. He was popular among the people of Mecklenburg as a warm-hearted and friendly ruler.

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  • Memorial

    Memorial "Runder Tisch"

    The artwork by Guillermo Steinbrüggen from Lübeck has been made from stone and steel. It reminds of political processes and events around 1989 and 1990 when the former German Democratic Republic came to an end peacefully.

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  • Catholic Church St. Anna

    The catholic church St. Anna is located in the city centre. The building was erected in the late 18th century. There are services and concerts taking place on a regular basis. St. Anna houses a significant collection of antique books and bibles.

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  • St. Pauls Church

    St. Pauls Church

    The St. Pauls church is consider a role model of neo-gothic architecture. Its spot on top of a hill in the historic city center of Schwerin is not its only unique feature. The interior of the church has survived troubled times since the 1869 and has basically never changed. Glass windows, tracery, and a large organ are not the only relicts of church architecture of the 19th century. Tours of the protestant church are available upon request.

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