Schwerin is a town in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It is famous for its romantic palace, the 7 lakes around the city and its well-preserved old town. It is the state capital, and with around 92,000 inhabitants it is also the smallest German state capital.

Schweriner Schloss (Schwerin Palace)
View over Schwerin

Get in

By plane

Rostock airport (IATA: RLG) has connections to other parts of Germany such as Munich airport and Stuttgart while Lübeck has limited connections to Northern European cities. Other major airports within reasonable driving and train distance are those of Hamburg and Berlin (IATA: BER).

By rail

Schwerin station has direct connections from Stralsund via Rostock; Frankfurt (Main) via Hamburg, Hannover; Stuttgart via Bremen; and Leipzig via Magdeburg, Halle (Saale).

By car

Schwerin is just of the A 14 about 200 km north west of Berlin and 100 km east of Hamburg using the A 24. Lübeck is about 65 km and 90 km from Rostock via the A20.



Climb the tower of the Schwerin Cathedral. Go via the main entrance, then go to the back of the pews, pay the attendant €2 and climb the spiral staircase. At the top, there are 360 degree views of the city.




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