Schwerin, Germany

Guide for the rail traveller


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Country Germany


Most visitors to Schwerin come forthe magical Schwerin Castle surrounded by lakes. This opulent palace in its current guise was finished in 1857, however it is believed there was a castle on the site as far back at the 10th century. It used to be the home of the Dukes of Mecklenburg; today it’s used for the state assembly of the Mecklenburg region as well as housing paintings by classical artists.

There are attractions like the Pinball Museum and the Firefighters’ Museum, but for a museum of a different kind there’s the Freilichtmuseum, an old fashioned model village with farmhouses and a shepherd’s cottage. In terms of the great outdoors, there are twelve different lakes with beaches and cafes; you can also sail alongside or hike along the lakeside hiking paths.

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