City walk Schwerin
Romantic Fairy Tale Castle and old town
Schwerin is the federal capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state and historical seat of the the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, lofted in the land of lakes.
Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) - also often referred to as Schwerin Palace - is undoubtedly one of the finest surviving 19th-century Romantic-style buildings in all of Europe. It's a picture-perfect and much photographed setting, which is greatly enhanced by its location on the spectacular Palace Island (Schlossinsel) on the city's main lake, the Schweriner See.
Schwerin is also famous for its many well-preserved buildings. While there's some evidence left of the town's 11th-century roots, the vast majority of buildings in the Old Town date from the 18th and 19th centuries, many of them designed by renowned court architect G.A. Demmler.