The trains from the Deutsche Bahn are approaching regularly on a daily basis the train station Schwerin Mitte. From there it is approximately 15 min walk to the castle.
The highway A14 and the exit Schwerin Zentrum are leading to the city Schwerin. Follow the signs to Schwerin Castle (Schloss Schwerin). There are parking lots available at Jägerweg or Grüne Straße both and from there it is approximately a 10 min walk through the garden to reach the castle.
The closest airport to the castle is in Rostock (Flughafen Rostock-Laage). The distance with the car is 1 hour and 10 minutes. Another opportunity is the airport in Hamburg, which is a 1,30 hour drive with the car or 2 hours with the public transportation away.
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The Schwerin castle was the residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg for many centuries & is one of the finest historicist architecture in Europe. A fairytale fortress & one of the most photographed attractions.
The first reports of the Schwerin Castle date back to 973. On an island, delightful nestled in a picturesque lake and parkland it was at first just a fort and became afterwards castle in the 16th century under Duke Johann Albrecht I. The next several centuries were uncertain for the castle due to unfinished construction and vacancy. The Grand Dukes reconstructed the castle into what we see today, but in December 1913 a fire broke out and destroyed almost a third of the building. It was then made into a museum, changed to teaching school, and then finally in the 1990s made into a seat of parliament, a museum and a must-see tourist destination.
This five-wing, 653 room beautiful castle is filled with marquetry floors, exquisite carvings, intricate panelling, and columns made from Carrara marble and gilded cast iron doors. A highlight of the visit is the stop into the State Museum at the castle. The museum is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of Dutch art. One of the most special parts of this castle is the baroque gardens that surround the castle, which is now also the home of the regional government. Every summer the Schwerin Castle holds a Festival featuring a well-known opera. Be a part of the many visitors and enjoy a romantic beneath the stars event that is internationally known.
Tip: Climb the tower of the Schwerin Cathedral and witness for yourself the 360 degree view of the city. Spend some time on the observation deck and visit its restaurant 100 meters above ground.
Legends say that Schwerin Castle is haunted by a pint-sized friendly ghost named Petermännchen who protects against intruders, so you can feel safe while you're here!
Escape Address: Lennestraße 1, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
The Schweriner Cathedral is the oldest building in the city and only a 6 minute walk away from the castle. In the period from 1270-1422 the cathedral of Schwerin was emerged. The tower is 117 meters high. From the Cathedral Tower with a height of 117.50 meters which was built during the last century, there is a magnificent view over the city of Schwerin.
Many hiking and cycling trails as well as trails to the most popular and romantic regions are established for nature lovers. On marked cycling and hiking trails you can see rare plants and animals such as beavers, otters and eagles.Hiking resting places such as "Schwedenschanze" at Hohen Viecheln, invite you to relax and linger. http://www.schwerinersee.de/fremdenverkehrsverein/cms/front_content.php?idcat=44
Directly in front of the backdrop of the Schwerin Castle annually in June to July the Schwerin Castle Festival are taking place. In 1993 it began as a secret among opera lovers, now it has developed into an internationally renowned festival. Tens of thousands of guests each year are fascinated by this event. Not only the voices are great but the location in front of the castle is picturesque.