Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss), Schwerin

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Set on an island in the lake Schweriner See, Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss)has undergone many renovations over the centuries and is now the seat of the local government. It also hosts an art museum that features seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings. The castle's roots date back to 1160, when Henry the Lion (Henry III) built a castle at this site. Later the dukes of Mecklenburgonce lived in the castle, which fell into disrepair when they moved out in 1765. A round of vast renovations kicked off in 1843. The German state took over the site in 1918. Later, fire damage set off another round of renovations. If you visit, keep an eye out for the Ghost of Petermännchen, said to be a very short man in 17th-century clothes. Arrange to visit Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) and other attractions in Schwerin using our Schwerin trip planner.
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  • Very impressive. Looked like from fairy tale. Unfortunately I was not inside but even in order to to see it from outside is worth to go to Schwerin  more »
  • When we planed were to go in Norther Germany this town and Castle came in at must see, which didnt let us down. The castle also houses the Regional Parliament which was really interesting to see how.....  more »
  • I run out of words to describe how beautiful this place really is. The castle itself from the outside is an absolute Marvel and the surrounding Gardens I was such a pleasure to walk through no matter the weather. You can see the castle from a great distance away and it is a fantastic backdrop.
  • A fairy tale palace... Pretty sure Rapunzel lived in one of the towers... Must visit... You can visit a small part of the old duke's living quarters. ... The boat ride in the surrounding lake is also a must do.

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