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.

Schwerin - die Landeshauptstadt von Mecklenburg-Vorpommern umgeben von Seen und Wäldern

Hotel Speicher on the Ziegelsee


  • 2 nights in a double room with buffet breakfast
  • A 3-course set menu
  • A tour of historic Schwerin
  • A ticket for the Castle Museum


  • From 191.00 € p.p. in a double room


Hotel Speicher am Ziegelsee
Speicherstrasse 11
19055 Schwerin
Telefon: +49 385 50030

For more information, go to the hotel’s website.

Off to Schwerin!

The town of Schwerin

The fascination of Schwerin lies in its wealth of natural beauty, its unique culture and its many traditions, as well as in its very particular architecture. Schwerin is the capital of the Federal German state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.

Neoclassical buildings, traditional half-timbered houses, the splendid red-brick cathedral, the fairy-tale castle and Lake Schwerin – the state capital of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania is the perfect place to relax and unwind for a few days.

The landscape of Schwerin is one of untouched countryside and water, as far as the eye can see. Fairy-tale castles, country estates and wind and water mills, endless tree-lined avenues and high-quality cultural events provide entertainment and relaxation and turn a holiday into a great experience. The lovely green countryside, with its lakes, forests, meadows and marshes, offers the visitor a very special time in natural surroundings. Numerous hiking and cycle trails pass through the most popular and most romantic areas.

Tourist-Information Schwerin
Am Markt 14
19055 Schwerin
Phone: +49 385 5925212

More information about the city of Schwerin can be found on the website and, of course, on Facebook or Instagram.

Photo credit: Stadtmarketing GmbH Schwerin, Marieke Sobiech / Pollex , Rötting / TMV, Timo Roth, Tiemann,Felix Gänsicke / Rex Schober / Oliver Borchert / Staatliche Schlösser, Gärten und Kunstsammlungen MV,Timm Allrich