The city of the Seven Lakes presents with the Schwerin castle the probably most important sight of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Situated on an island, a spacious castle garden and the castle itself invite you to linger.
In the city centre there is the Lion Monument, the town hall in the Tudor and the Schwerin cathedral with Gothic cross altar. From Mecklenburg's highest tower, the tower with 117.5 meters, you can have a fantastic view over the city and its lakes. Countless timbered houses on the shelf market and in the many surrounding streets offer an ambience that is seldom found in the north.
A rainy day can be safely escaped in the observatory and Planetarium Schwerin or in the Schlosspark-center, which leaves no wish open due to a wide range of specialist shops.
Today the Schwerin castle is still fascinating by the lake of Schwerin with its unique combination of architecture and landscape. In addition to its function as the seat of the Mecklenburg Vorpommern, the former residence castle is one of the most important buildings in the history of MV.
The three-naved basilica, made of brick, is still full of pride in the state capital Schwerin. The 117.5 metre high cathedral has the highest steeple East Germany and is the only preserved medieval building in the city.
About 600 animals in 100 species are at home here. Start a Zoorundgang and experience petting enclosures, several playgrounds, riding facilities and much more at the Schwerin Zoo.