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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  • Castle Schwerin has an impressive architecture and not so powerfully works like many other castles. The castle garden around the castle is beautiful, the castle garden next to the castle in winter slightly boring. Absolutely recommended!
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  • A superb Castle. Architecture feels just as we built a little now and then with turrets and spires. Just went for a walk outside in the cold sunny winter day in January, enjoyed every step.
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  • Former ducal palace set on an island in the middle of the lake. Although the island is not that far from the shore. The palace is partially open to visitors as the local parliament occupies the rest o...  more »
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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._