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Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

1. Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

Meet with your experienced tour guide in front of the tourist information and proceed to the Market Square. Learn more about the troubled story of the "Buttocks Parade" and have a look at the impressive Henry the Lion Monument. Afterwards see the mighty Cathedral of Schwerin, walk to the beautiful Paffenteich and discover several of most important buildings of the old town like such as the former postal office. Eventually, the tour will take you to see the magnificient Schwerin Castle located on the city's main lake, before ending at the State Museum.

Schwerin: Old Town Highlights Self-guided Walk

2. Schwerin: Old Town Highlights Self-guided Walk

The tour starts at the main railway station, takes you via small stops to St Paul's Church, past the Pfaffenteich to the Arsenal, which was once used as accommodation for soldiers and an armoury for guns, vehicles and weapons. But in Schwerin there are not only grand buildings to marvel at. There are also numerous sculptures and fountains scattered around the city to discover and learn the stories behind them. On your way through the old town, you should also take the opportunity to enjoy the view from the tower of Schwerin Cathedral over the city and the lake landscape. Of course, the tour also takes you to the fairytale Schwerin Castle and through the castle grounds before it ends in the centre of the old town on Marienplatz. At the stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Schwerin by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Schwerin! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Schwerin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Schwerin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Walk through Schwerin's city on a private walking tour with a local guide by your side. Meet your guide and after a brief overview of the tour’s itinerary, set off to discover the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Meet your local tour guide at the Tourist-Information Office in the centre of the city, and explore the old town, the Shelfstadt, the cathedral, the Pfaffenteich and learn about numerous monuments and historic sites. Walk alongside the museum and the theater towards Schwerin Castle, which is said to be the Neuschwanstein of the North. Make your way over to the picturesque Love Island and the castle garden right beside Germanys’s third largest Lake – Lake Schwerin. As your tour nears the end, don’t forget to ask your local guide for recommendations on further places in Schwerin to explore.

Fairytale Schwerin & a glimpse of Rostock

4. Fairytale Schwerin & a glimpse of Rostock

Discover the beauty of Schwerin and its fairytale castle and the grandeur of the Hanseatic City of Rostock on a full-day tour. Experience life as a local on a public train ride from Warnemuende to Rostock and further on to Schwerin, join your guide on a commented walk of the old towns and enjoy free time to explore and shop. Meet your local guide at the cruise pier and first of all travel to nearby Rostock, where you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the landmark sights such as the Market Square with the City Hall and the century old university. Then take another comfortable train to arrive in beautiful Schwerin around noon. Learn facts and hear stories from your guide about the small Mecklenburg town and see the cathedral, the elegant government buildings and the pretty half-timbered old town houses. Walk about on your own to grab a snack or look into the shops or just sit down and relax. In the afternoon, visit the palace (entry included) and take a picturesque stroll through the palace gardens. Afterward, explore the palace museum and see the preserved rooms inside the fairytale building. In the afternoon walk back to the train station with your guide and start the return journey to the cruise port. Time permitting, an introductory tour of the seaside resort Warnemuende will be given at the beginning or end of the tour.

Schwerin - Private Tour of the Castle & Cathedral

5. Schwerin - Private Tour of the Castle & Cathedral

Start your tour on the Schlossbrücke, the bridge leading to the Schweriner Schloss (Schwerin Castle) and its grounds. The bridge adds to the beauty of the Castle. It is a perfect place for you to take pictures with the fairytale Castle in the background. The vaulted arch bridge dates back to 1844 and spans approximately 50 meters in length. You will visit the castle known as the Schweriner Schloss, one of the most beautiful landmarks of Schwerin. Surrounded by lakes and gardens, this magnificent castle is sure to awe you. It served as a residence to the Dukes and Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg. The Castle dates back to 973 and has undergone changes with time. Walk in the gardens of the Schwerin Castle which were designed by Peter Joseph Lenné and Theodor Klett. The gardens host events such as concerts every summer while offering beautiful views of the Castle in the background. Admire the beautiful Schwerin Cathedral dating back to the 12th century. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint John. Here, you will see the Church tower which stands 117.5 meters tall and its stained glass windows. Initially, it was built in Romanesque style, however, was later rebuilt in Gothic revival style following damage to the building due to fire.

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What people are saying about Schwerin Castle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 150 reviews

Unfortunately, we didn't have our pre-ordered tickets with us. The lady at the counter was super nice and helped us quickly and easily. The city tour itself was not only interesting, but also very entertaining, as we received a lot of information packed in anecdotes. Thanks very much!

I had a very informative and entertaining tour, with a lot of inside information and background knowledge. I would have missed a lot without this tour, I can only recommend it to every visitor. The time frame and the walking distance are also good for a relaxed tour.

Our guide very engaged, good for a funny saying. We were well informed, encouraged to do a little research ourselves if it didn't go far enough in depth. Was really great :) Schwerin we'll be back and then there's a castle tour

Quick and easy booking via the Internet possible. Very good organization. The group was so large that 2 city guides were used and the group could be divided.