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Schwerin Sightseeing and more

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What to do in Schwerin

© Landeshauptstadt Schwerin

Red Busses - Tour Guide on Board

A tour on the double-decker busses covers the historic city centre, the Palace Garden, the shore of lake Schweriner See and the old Grinding Mill. Tickets are valid for an entire day, so you can hop on and off whenever you like. You could, for example, stop for a boat tour on the White Fleet and then get back on the bus. Our experienced tour guides give live comment on all sights.

Language: In most cases the guide on the bus explains in German. If you let the tour guide on the bus know, he will translate to English for you.
Hint: Before starting your tour, get a city map in your language for free at Tourist-Information. Important buildings and sights of the tour are noted there including a description.

For groups a foreign language guide can be booked on request via Tourist-Information.

 When:

June to September daily from 10 am - 16 pm every 45 minutes

November | Dezember | Neujahr | März Sa, So, Holidays at 10.45 am | 12.15 pm | 13.45 pm

April | Oktober daily 10.15 am, 12.15 pm, 13.45 pm, 15.15 pm 

May Mo-Fr, Su, 10 am, 11.30 am, 13.00 pm, 14.30 pm, 16.00 pm

May Sa 10 am - 16 pm every 45 minutes

  • Where: pier of White Fleet Boat Cruises, Adress Werderstraße 140, 19055 Schwerin
  • Hop-On Hop-Off: Tickets are day-tickets, get off for shopping or eating and get back on the bus any time you want
  • Prices: € 12 per Person, Children € 5,- 
  • Tickets: at TOURIST-INFORMATION  (payment creditcard, EC or cash) or on the Bus (payment cash only)
  • Contact for more information:  +49 (0)385 59 25 214 or info@schwerin.info
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Petermännchen-Bus

Whether it is on the iconic old-timer “Barkas 1000” or the modern open-top bus: the Petermännchen Bus takes you everywhere. Not only to all the sights and attractions, but even along those roads which normally can’t be taken by motor vehicles. Live comment will be given.

Language: The driver on the bus explains in German. The sights on the tour and especially the views of the castle garden are worth the ride anyway. Hint: Get a city map in your language for free at Tourist-Information before the tour. Important buildings and sights of the tour are noted there including a description.

When? April - October daily 11 / 12.30 / 14 / 15.30 (May-September additional 17 pm)
How long?  about 1 hour
Where? Historic Market Square
Price? € 12 per person, children (up to 16 years of age) € 6 | tickets available at the TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE and inside the bus
Tickets: at TOURIST-INFORMATION  (payment creditcard, EC or cash) or on the Bus (payment cash only)
Contact for more information:  +49 (0)385 59 25 214 or info@schwerin.info

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Panorama Bus

The bus tour with a small and mobile panorama bus starts at the city’s landmark: Schwerin Palace. It makes its way through narrow alleys and hidden corners while the driver gives you live report on the most impressive attractions and the stories behind them.

Language: The driver on the bus explains in German. The sights on the tour are worth the ride anyway. Hint: Get a city map in your language for free at Tourist-Information before the tour. Important buildings and sights of the tour are noted there including a description.

When? April - October Mo - Sa from 11, every 60 minutes; Jan - Oct request
Where? starting at the Palace bridge and the Market Square (pick-up service from your hotel possible on request)
Price? € 12 per person, children € 5
Tickets available at the TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE (payment creditcard, EC or cash) and inside the bus (payment cash only)
Tickets: at TOURIST-INFORMATION  or on the Bus (payment cash only)
Contact for more information:  +49 (0)385 59 25 214 or info@schwerin.info

© Weisse Flotte Schwerin

Tours on Schwerin Lake

More than 160 years ago, the first ferries crossed Schwerin’s lakes. They were the connecting lines between the city centre and popular lakeside destinations like Zippendorf and Kaninchenwerder. The boat tours take you on a varied tour of lake Schweriner See. You are free to choose between the classic tour of 1.5 hours, a romantic sunset cruise or the board party at night. Whatever you go for, this is sure to be a very special experience, with Schwerin’s skyline on the horizon.

Today the ships of the White Fleet (Weiße Flotte) run from March until October to anchor at the beach promenade with its villas and the island Kaninchenwerder, an idyllic nature reserve.  During the season, the passenger ships of the White Fleet start their tours at the pier right next to the Castle of Schwerin. All liners are equipped with air conditioning, a spacious upper deck and catering on board.

When? April - Oct between 10.30 am and 16.30 pm every hour
Where? Piers next to Schwerin Castle (Adress: Werderstraße 140)
Price? € 16.00 per person, kids free, Family Ticket € 35 (2 adults, 1 child), dog € 3
Tickets: available at the TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE and at the habour
Contact for more information:  +49 (0)385 59 25 214 or info@schwerin.info