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    Schwerin Castle and Garden
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    Explore Schwerin by boat
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    Schwerin Castle Museum Foto: Catharina Groth
    A Group with a Tour Guide at the Red Palour
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    Geocaching mit dem Rad, Foto: Christina Schade
    Geocaching: Walking tours and bike tours. Photo: Christina Schade

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Still an insider's tip in Germany - The sparkling city by the lakes with the Fairy Tale Castle

If visitors come to Schwerin and see the castle for the first time, they often exclaim "This is like a fairytale castle!". Indeed the castle with it's colden pinnacles and the cupola with the golden statue of St. Michael looks powerful and delicate at the same time. Sparkling brightly and reflecting the sun like a jewel. Schwerin palace on the small island seems to float on the lake.

It is a real castle, built by a real person around 1857 - His royal highness Friedrich Franz II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. From this island the royal family had ruled over Mecklenburg for hundreds of years. Their reign lasted from medieval times until 1918.

Schwerin holds more treasures to visitors than this magnificent castle. It is surrounded by a landscape where nature and works of men merge. Forests and hills meet gardens and parks, mighty brick gothic churches and town palaces are embraced by twelve lakes. It combines traditional timber framework buildings in narrow streets and stately homes on promenades. All attractions and sight are located closely to the beautiful Schwerin Castle and only a stone's throw away from the dreamy rural landscapes of the countryside of Mecklenburg.

Welcome to Schwerin!

310x350_schlosskirche© Insa_Winkler_weltweit-27_ The Castle A little bit of Paris, a little bit of Moscow in the mix, according to the visions of the Grand Dukes: Follow us and see the unique ensemble around the Palace. Get royal
Food and Drink Sit back and relax: There are various restaurants in town with a terrace, a Biergarten or a stunning view of Schwerin’s green spaces. Hearty meal included. Go eating
310x175_Kampagne_Magische_Momente_Timm_Allrich-192_ Accomodation Too much to see and do in only one day! Why don’t you stay longer? Check out our accommodation and short trip offers. Stay
Gruppenreise Schwerin Guided Tours and more Schwerins past and present in one go: Tickets for all guided tours are available at the TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE. Take tour