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. Arrange to visit Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and other attractions in Schwerin using our Schwerin trip planner.
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  • Unfortunately the castle is closed on mondays, so we couldn’t visit the inside, but the castle is already gorgeous from the outside. Hands down one the most beautiful castles I’ve seen. 
    Unfortunately the castle is closed on mondays, so we couldn’t visit the inside, but the castle is already gorgeous from the outside. Hands down one the most beautiful castles I’ve seen.  more »
  • Be careful bringing your family here. It is a nice castle but we encountered an extremely aggressive guard at the museum. Out og the blue a guard started screaming at me and my family. He was... 
    Be careful bringing your family here. It is a nice castle but we encountered an extremely aggressive guard at the museum. Out og the blue a guard started screaming at me and my family. He was...  more »
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  • A very beautiful castle and is worth a visit. Visitors can walk around the castle grounds for free. The castle is well maintained and so are the lawns, gardens and fountains. Expect to spend at least half a day or more as the grounds are huge.
  • Absolutely dazzling!!! I was not expecting such beautiful place, the castle is totally gorgeous and the garden leaves nothing to wish either. The town is very beautiful too and don't forget to look down to your feet, there's little metal plates with the stars of Draco constellation!

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