Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Schwerin

Schloss & Gardens

Gothic and Renaissance turrets, Slavic onion domes, Ottoman features and terracotta Hanseatic step gables are among the mishmash of architectural styles that make up Schwerin’s inimitable Schloss, which is crowned b…
Top Choice Museum in Schwerin

Galerie Alte & Neue Meister

Revel in the Flemish masterpieces collected by the Mecklenburg dukes during the 17th and 18th centuries at this impressive museum with wide-ranging collections. Works include oils by Lucas Cranach the Elder, as well…
Top Choice Palace in Ludwigslust

Schloss Ludwigslust

Such was the allure of this palace that when the ducal seat moved 36km north to Schwerin in 1837, some family members continued living here until 1945. Now part of the Schwerin State Museum, its high point is the st…
Top Choice Palace in Güstrow

Schloss Güstrow

Güstrow's fabulous Renaissance 16th-century Schloss is home to a historical museum as well as a cultural centre, period art exhibitions and occasional concerts. You can tour rooms that recall the luxe excesses of it…
Historic Site in Neubrandenburg

City Wall

Neubrandenburg was founded in 1248 by Herbord von Raven, a Mecklenburg knight granted the land by Brandenburg Margrave Johann I, and building progressed in the usual order: defence system, church, town hall, pub. Th…
Park in Müritz National Park

Müritz National Park

This serene national park consists of bog and wetlands, and is home to a wide range of waterfowl, including ospreys, white-tailed eagles and cranes. Its two main sections sprawl over 300 sq km to the east and (mainl…
Gallery in Güstrow

Atelierhaus

Based on sketches he made in Russia, Ernst Barlach's squarish sculptures began bearing the same expressive gestures and hunched-over, wind-blown postures of the impoverished people he encountered. Banned by the Nazi…
Church in Schwerin

Schwerin Dom

Above the Markt, the soaring Gothic Dom is a superb example of north German red-brick architecture. You can climb up to the viewing platform of its 19th-century cathedral tower (118m), which is a mere 50cm taller th…
Lake in Schwerin

Pfaffenteich

Schwerin's central lake was created by a dam in the 12th century. Through the centuries it was surrounded by some of the city's most elegant buildings. At the southwest corner, the vividly orange Arsenal dates from …
Church in Ludwigslust

Stadtkirche

The striking Stadtkirche, built in the 18th century in a neoclassical style, is utterly unlike most churches in this part of Germany. Its grand Doric columns evoke a Greek temple, and within, the dual staircase that…