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    Marktplatz mit Dom und Stadtführung
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    Eine Führung zum Thema Paulskirche - eine seltene Gelegenheit, Start 9.30 Uhr
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    Turm der Schelfkirche
    Turm der Schelfkirche
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Churches in Schwerin

When Schwerin was founded in 1160 it was almost immediately made seat of a bishop and a hotspot to christianize the slavic tribes in the area.  From the second half of the 13th century thousands of pilgrims were coming to Schwerin from near and far to see a holy relic inside the basilica.  It was a precious stone to embody a drop of blood of Jesus Christ, which turned the church into one of the most important places of pilgrimage in northern Germany until the relique was destroyed during the protestant reformation.

The churches of Schwerin play an important role in the cities skyline - with the great Cathedral overlooking it all.

  • 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 2 pm.

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  • "Schelfkirche" St. Nikolai

    She is a rare beauty- the only baroque church made of brick in western Mecklenburg. Its style reminds many of the famous Sankt Michaelis church in Hamburg. Visitors cannot only admire the church, but also the graves of the Dukes of Mecklenburg during the daily opening hours.

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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.

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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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