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Schwerin Castle

Until 1160, a Slavic border fortress, then a German island-fortress built by Henry the Lionheart for the Counts of Schwerin.
From the 14th century to 1918, Schwerin castle served as the residence of the Dukes and Arch-Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
Construction for the castle began in the 14th century.
Between 1843 and 1857 the castle was refashioned to include the Renaissance constructions of the 16th and early 17th centuries, and remains in this style today.
Since 1990 it has been home of the State parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Schwerin Castle
Lennéstraße 1
D-19053 Schwerin (Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania)
Tel.: +49 (0) 3 85/5 25-0
Fax: +49 (0) 3 85/5 25-21 21

Special features:
  • Summer theatre in the castle courtyard (June and July)
  • Restaurant-cafe in the former "Kings Chamber" hall
  • Tours of the partially reconstructed gardens
  • Visits to the Castle Museum
  • Living, business and State Apartments, with 16th-19th century art and 18th-20th century European porcelain
Visiting times:
Apr 15 - Oct 14; 10 am-6pm (closed Mondays)
Oct 15 - Apr 14; 10 am-5pm (closed Mondays)

Surrounding area:
Cruises aboard the "White Fleet" in the Schwerin Inland Sea and Schwerin Bay.
The historic old city of Schwerin.