Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), Schwerin
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Set on an island in the lake Schweriner See, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)has undergone many renovations over the centuries and is now the seat of the local government. It also hosts an art museum that features seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings. The castle's roots date back to 1160, when Henry the Lion (Henry III) built a castle at this site. Later the dukes of Mecklenburgonce lived in the castle, which fell into disrepair when they moved out in 1765. A round of vast renovations kicked off in 1843. The German state took over the site in 1918. Later, fire damage set off another round of renovations. If you visit, keep an eye out for the Ghost of Petermännchen, said to be a very short man in 17th-century clothes. Work out when and for how long to visit Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and other Schwerin attractions using our handy Schwerin vacation builder.
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  • Located in the quiet but beautiful city of Schwerin, surrounded by green areas and lakes make this castle a very romantic location. One of the most beautiful castles of Germany (in my opinion) and it ...  more »
  • Wonderful Castle, located on the big island No. Around beautiful territory with a grotto. In the castle there is a beautiful restaurant. Very nice smotrish'sja area in autumn and winter. The city of the same name just wonderful! Recommend select hour to stroll through the old town itself. You will see a very picturesque streets! If you plan to travel the 40 minutes to explore the Castle and grounds, 1:00 to visit inside the Castle. And 1-2 hours on campus. In General, it is best to even spend the night. because the place wonderful, lots of restaurants nearby. And Castle as the city itself is fine at different times of day in different ways!
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  • The Schwerin Castle is a visually anyway, a guide is highly recommended. With a little luck, to get even on the Castle roof and has super views of the city and the adjoining huge Schweriner see. The Castle Park is beautiful, and invites you to linger.
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  • Loved the castle. Undergoing construction but history is beautifully preserved. The garden by the lake has amazing views!
  • Very impressive castle with beautiful rooms and details. Would have liked a bit more info about the renovation work after the extensive fire, because a lot is "freshly made". Temporary and poor toilets in barracks and lack of availability for many pulls down the grade.
  • A nice castle with a museum inside. Worth a visit because of the kings hall. It looks really spectacular.
  • A well maintained castle converted to a museum. We spent a weekend here with friends and family. The adjacent park is nice and well maintained.
  • Schwerin Castle is the seat of the State Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Wonderful castle in a beautiful lake. Lovely gardens. Worth a visit. Best view from the lake._