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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  • The greatest Castle of the country M-V. Succeeded in the construction progress. The future Chamber to cope 2017, if it works?
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  • The castle is interesting for those who would like to learn about the role the castle played in history of Schwerin (lots of porcelain, cutlery, paintings etc). Take about 2-3 hours and visit the whol...  more »
  • beautiful baroque castle with Central Golden Crown, a must for every Schwerin unfortunately ticket prices in the Castle are here visit, Museum explodes.
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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._