Schwerin in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the smallest of the German state capitals. A trip for a weekend in the city should definitely be experienced.
The city area is located in the middle of the Schwerin lake district. During a stroll through the old town, one reaches very quickly as water and can enjoy a new perspective on the region during a relaxing boat trip.
For more than 1000 years the city was the stately and political center of Mecklenburg. The beautiful castle, the former residence, is now the seat of the state parliament. Here the visitor can walk through the palace park, visit the palace and in the summer see performances of the Mecklenburg State Theater in the palace courtyard.
Sights in and around Schwerin
The visitor highlight in Schwerin is the beautiful castle. The whole year over thousands of visitors from all over the world come here and certainly many are just as speechless as I was when I could take a first look at the castle Schwerin at the setting sun.A bit like a Disney castle, a movie…
Preserving the knowledge and traditions of bygone days and passing them on to the present generation in an understandable way is the task of a museum. I visited the open-air museum in Schwerin and not only learned something about the life of the Mecklenburg rural population from the 17th century, but also learned a lot…
Restaurants in Schwerin
Eating in Schwerin - that can be good, cheap, expensive, vegetarian, sweet, savory…. There is a wide selection of good restaurants and my 4 days on site were just enough to compile 8 tips. Taste-wise, they all convinced me and I'm looking forward to discovering more when I visit the city again.
Accommodation in Schwerin
The regional airport of Rostock-Laage is located about 80 kilometers from the state capital. The nearest airport with international connections is in Hamburg. It is easily accessible by train.
Schwerin’s main train station is served by regional and long-distance trains. Trains from Hamburg, Rostock and Berlin stop there. In addition, there are connections with regional trains to the surrounding region.
The city visitor walks only about 10 minutes from the main station to the historic old town.
Schwerin-Mitte station is served by regional trains and the ODEG.
The ZOB of the state capital is located at Grunthalplatz in front of the main station. There are regular long-distance buses to the city.
The state capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania can be reached via the A 24 and A 14 federal highways. From there, federal highways lead into the city.
Lake Schwerin can be reached by boat via the Müritz-Elde-Stör waterway and is connected to the Elbe River. Excursion boats sail on the lake.
On the way in …
From the ZOB in front of the main station, streetcar and bus lines run to the city and surrounding areas.
The historic old town can be explored very well on foot.
In the area of the city center there are several parking garages for which a fee is charged. In addition, there are P&R parking spaces. Within a radius of about 650 meters around the marketplace are a good 2000 paid parking spaces.