Schwerin, have you ever heard about it? If not then let me tell you about this beautiful capital town of northern German state, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Located in the east part of Hamburg, about 120 km by car, the population of Schwerin around 98.000 people only. Schwerin itself surrounded by lakes, the biggest one is Schweriner See.
Left: The statue of Paul Frederick, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 1837 until 1842.
On the background is the famous Schweriner Schloss or Schwerin Palace which serves as caste, parliament, museum and church. This romantic fairytale fortress, with all its many towers, domes and wings, is reflected in the waters of Lake Schwerin. It was completed in 1857 and symbolised the powerful dynasty of its founder, Friedrich Franz II.
One terrace of Orangerie, part of Schweriner Palace, heading towards Schwerine See.
Original East Germany ice cream
Dining - Seafood is popular menu in Schwerin, I highly recommend Restaurant Lukas located at Großer Moor 5, I satisfied by their delicious food, nice atmosphere as well as great service.
Old town of Schwerin - you could go shopping, find some cafes for a cup of coffee or just simply enjoy the magnificent old houses in this city. The highest buiding in the picture is Schwerin Cathedral, From its 117,5 m high tower you can enjoy the view of entire city.
Sailing around the famous Schwerin lakes - join a boat tour or you coud also rent your own slow-speed boat that will not required you any license (yes, you need a license to ride a boat with certain speed in Germany). Check the details at weisseflotteschwein.de and for renting boat at www.schwerin-bootsverleih.de.
Schwerin Palace - it is the second largest and most important, most modern and most charming palace in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is located in an island directly outside the city of Schwerin. Admire the interior of this palace then take a walk around its garden. This palace named as one of TOP 100 sights and attractions in Germany.
Staatliches Museum Schwerin - The Gallery of Old & New Masters in Schwerin is home to Germany's most comprehensive collection of 17th and 18th century Dutch paintings.
Why wait? Visit Schwerin now!