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Surrounded by a wonderful landscape composed of lakes and forests Schwerin Castle looks like a fairy tale castle come true. It is the landmark for the town of Schwerin and even more for the whole of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Until about 100 years ago it has been the ducal residence of the Grandduke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Today it is still the center of power in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, because it is the seat of parliament. You can visit the museum at Schwerin Castle.
Visit the Castle
A stroll along the paths of the garden shows the mastery of the garden architects Klett and Lenné. In summer (April - October) there is a Café the orangery directly at the base of the main tower. In Winter (November - March) you can eat and drink at the Schlosscafé inside of Schwerin Castle.
Tickets and Guided Tours
Tickets to visit the castle can be bought at the museums office. We highly recommend to take the guided tour so you can discover secrets and stories behind the objects and rooms. If you want to take a guided tour, please contact the museum so a guide in your language will be available. A guided tour costs € 60,00 per group (up to 25 people). Audioguides are available in a variety of languages as well and cost € 2 per person.
Schwerin Castle is located in directly within the city of Schwerin in Germany. It is the capital city of the federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Schwerin castle is easily reachable by train, by bus and by car from Berlin and from Hamburg. If you want to take the plane to travel to Schwerin, take flights to Berlin Airport, Hamburg Airport (about an hour) or the Airport at Rostock Laage and go on by train. Many guests also visit the castle coming from ferries or cruise ships from Rostock and Warnemunde. Traveling from Rostock to Schwerin by train is very convenient and takes about an hour. If you are using a ferry or a cruise ship arriving at Wismar you can get to Schwerin castle by car in about 45 Minutes or you go by train from Wismar to Schwerin via Bad Kleinen.
From Hamburg to Schwerin Castle it is less than 2 hours by car or by train. Leave the train at Schwerin Mitte or Schwerin Central Station (Schwerin hbf - Hauptbahnhof). From there it is an easy 20 Minutes walk to the castle. You can also take a taxi from Schwerin Central Station. From Berlin to Schwerin Castle it takes about 2,5 hours by car or by train, there is also a bus to Schwerin (Central Station) from Berlin operating daily.
Information about the Bus Line here