Top things to do

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 European in Schwerin


Although historic and half-timbered, Buschstrasse is very much the modern bistro. Enjoy seasonal foods of the region with a few French inflections at an outdoor table with the Dom seeming to loom overhead. From main…
Top Choice Cafe in Schwerin

Rösterei Fuchs

The aroma of fresh coffee fills this chic cafe, which roasts its own coffee in-house and also sells beans, as well as gourmet chocolates. Drop by for an espresso or other warming drink. Breakfasts are fresh and heal…
Top Choice Brewery in Schwerin

Zum Stadtkrug

The dark beer brewery at this 1936-established pub consistently rates among the best in Germany. It’s full of antique brewing equipment, and it opens to an inviting beer garden. The menu features a familiar – albeit…
Cafe in Schwerin

Die Suppenstube

Light fittings made from cutlery, stripped floorboards and bare tables provide a minimalist contrast with the historic half-timbered walls of this house on the edge of the Markt. The soups here are tops, as are the …
Deli in Schwerin

Der Käseladen Mühlenberg

A beautiful cheese store. The engaging owner will help you assemble a fabulous picnic to enjoy in the Schlossgarten.
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 …
Pub Food in Schwerin

Zum Freischütz

Overlooking Schwerin's old goat market (note the life-size bronze goat), this storied, characterful pub has an old interior that features wooden chairs dating back decades. When one collapses, there's free beer. San…