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Schwerin has an upbeat, vibrant energy on its restored streets that befits its role as the capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Cafes, interesting shops and flashes of the area's regal past make wandering a delight. Put simply, it's one of the loveliest cities in Germany's north.


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Hanseatic Rostock and Fairytale Schwerin Shore Excursion

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Warnemünde Cruise CenterMeeting at the Warnemünde or Rostock port, directly in front of your cruise ship. Travel on an air-conditioned, modern and comfortable bus as our local professional guide shows you the lovely Mecklenburg countryside. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Town Hall Rostock - local exchange center in city centerGuided tour of Rostock on foot incl. town hall, boulevard, university, town wall& gates, monastery, merchant’s homes, inside visit to St. Marien Church incl. astron. clock and baroque organ.Afterwards there will be some free time followed by lunch at a local restaurant. A main course and a drink are included for all travelers!After the lunch we will hop back onto the bus to go to Schwerin.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West PomeraniaArrival in Schwerin. Inside visit Schwerin castle (tour guide or audio-guide depending on availability), stroll through the palace gardens and guided walk of Schwerin.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Schwerin Cathedral, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West PomeraniaNext we will show you the old town with market square, cathedral, government buildings (federal state government) as well as former residences of the Duke of Mecklenburg. Time permitting you will also have some free time. At the end of the day we will whisk you back onto your ship! Duration: 1 hour

$165 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion: Hanseatic Rostock & Schwerin Join-in Tour

Meeting time: 08:15 am For ships docking at 09:30 am, tour departure is 10:00 amThis tour is offered for Warnemuende arrivals only (P1-2, P7, P8) and cannot be provided for clients docking in Rostock port (i.e. LP31, LP41)08:15 Meet your guide by the ship at pier and walk to train station, take train to Rostock.09:07 Upon arrival to Rostock transfer onto train to Schwerin10:04 Arrive in Schwerin. Guided walk of Schwerin including old town with market square, cathedral, government buildings (federal state government), former residences of the Duke of Mecklenburg, villas around Pfaffenteich, palace gardens etc.11:15 Inside visit to Schwerin castle without a guided tour (Closed on Monday. Viewing from outside only)12:15 Lunch at a local cafe (main course and a drink included in tour price)13:00 Leisure time13:53 Train to Rostock15:00 Arrive in Rostock and enjoy a guided tour of the city including town hall, boulevard, university, town wall& gates, monastery, merchant’s homes. Inside visit to St. Marien Church including astronomical clock and baroque organ16:45Free time for a stroll/shopping or further sightseeing17:30 Return to Warnemuende by train/tram18:00 Return back to the ship

$142.72 Cultural & Theme Tours

Schwerin Private Walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West PomeraniaPrepare your cameras because our tour starts with the jewel of this area: the romantic Schwerin Castle, nicknamed "Neuschwanstein of the North". Explore the inside of this romantic fairytale fortress that is placed in the middle of the main lake of Schwerin. The first mention in documents of this castle appears in 973. It was only after 1160 that the city was actually established and the castle rebuilt in the shape of the now impressive Schwerin Castle. Follow your guide to the State Museum, with its splendid Gallery of Old and New Masters, a real must-see for all art-lovers, with more than 100 000 works of art. After this cultural feast, we will pass the Schwerin Theater built in the 18th century. Pass the Main Market Square where you are going to also see the City Hall of Schwerin and end our tour at the Schwerin Cathedral, formerly a Roman Catholic cathedral as old as the city itself, built in the 13th century, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint John. During Medieval times, the cathedral was famous across Europe as a place of pilgrimage due to a reliquary that reputedly held a drop of Christ's blood.Duration: 2 hours

$170.12 Cultural & Theme Tours

Schwerin Walking tour with Palace & Cathedral

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lowenmarkt, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West PomeraniaMarket Square - On the eve of the 800th day of the death of Henry the Lion (founder in the city), the Lion Monument was placed on the square of the Marktplatz. This stele lion sculpture is situated on the north side on the platz and was made by Peter Lenk (Konstanz sculpture) in 1995. The funding of this monument was given by the bank.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Schwerin Cathedral, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West PomeraniaCathedral - We next move to the Schwerin Cathedral which was built in 1260-1416. In a Brick Gothic style, this cathedral is made up of baked red bricks. As we move towards the top of the building, a 360 degree view of the city is visible to its viewers.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Alter GartenOld Garden Square - Our next stop will be the Alter Garden. It is framed by magnificent buildings and two lakes flowing besides it (the Lake Schwerin and Lake Burgsee). This Garden was built under the rule of the Duke Johann Albrecht (1556-1576), it also consists of a stud farm and race track in its souther area.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West PomeraniaFurther, we move to the Schwerin Palace (in German, Schweriner Schloss), which is known for its romantic historicism and is also listed as a world heritage site. Formerly it served the purpose of a fortress, but under the rule of Duke Johann Albrecht it went through major changes and later transformed into a palace. (Closed on Mondays)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Staatliche Museum Schwerin, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West PomeraniaState Museum - Our last stop will be the State Museum, which is famous for its medieval art gallery and the 17th- century Dutch and Flemish collections. It consists of 90 works of the most significant collections of French-American artist Marcel Duchamp. (Closed on Mondays) Duration: 20 minutes