Schwerin is the state capital of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and the former seat of the grand dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Even today, the important role that this town has played can be felt in its alleyways and architecture.
The emblem of the town is Schwerin Castle, situated on an island in Lake Schwerin, along with the buildings that belong to it and shape the landscape here. It is one of the most important architectural monuments of the Romantic period in Germany.
Buildings typical of Schwerin – in addition to Schwerin Cathedral – are the neoclassical state museum, state theatre, Altes Palais, royal stables and arsenal. The market square, the old town, the numerous museums and monuments and the interesting culinary and cultural offerings all make a visit well worthwhile.
Attractive day trip destinations in and around Schwerin – also known as “The Town of the Seven Lakes” – include the Schleifmühle am Faulen See, the Schwerin-Muess open-air museum and the Friedrichsthal hunting lodge.
Its wonderful position, surrounded by lakes and nestled among woods and forests, makes the town extremely attractive. You can explore Schwerin on numerous hiking and bike trails or even experience the scenery of the lake from the town’s fleet of white boats.