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…
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


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 …
Historic Building in Schwerin

Half-Timbered House

A walk southwest of the Rathaus to the appropriately named Engestrasse (Narrow Street) brings you past a lovely example of the city’s earliest half-timbered house, which dates back to 1698.
Historic Building in Schwerin


The bustling Markt is home to the Rathaus. It's quite a sober affair, something that the castle-like crenellations do little to alter.
Historic Building in Schwerin


Just north of the Schelfstadt is the early-18th-century baroque Schelfkirche. It's not usually open to the public, except for services.
Gallery in Schwerin


The restored 1737 Schleswig-Holstein-Haus contains a gallery that features changing contemporary art exhibitions.
Historic Building in Schwerin


Schwerin's vividly orange arsenal dates from 1840 – its facade is these days more impressive than threatening.