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Schwerin Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

1. Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

Meet with your experienced tour guide in front of the tourist information and proceed to the Market Square. Learn more about the troubled story of the "Buttocks Parade" and have a look at the impressive Henry the Lion Monument. Afterwards see the mighty Cathedral of Schwerin, walk to the beautiful Paffenteich and discover several of most important buildings of the old town like such as the former postal office. Eventually, the tour will take you to see the magnificient Schwerin Castle located on the city's main lake, before ending at the State Museum.

Schwerin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

2. Schwerin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Walk through Schwerin's city on a private walking tour with a local guide by your side. Meet your guide and after a brief overview of the tour’s itinerary, set off to discover the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Meet your local tour guide at the Tourist-Information Office in the centre of the city, and explore the old town, the Shelfstadt, the cathedral, the Pfaffenteich and learn about numerous monuments and historic sites. Walk alongside the museum and the theater towards Schwerin Castle, which is said to be the Neuschwanstein of the North. Make your way over to the picturesque Love Island and the castle garden right beside Germanys’s third largest Lake – Lake Schwerin. As your tour nears the end, don’t forget to ask your local guide for recommendations on further places in Schwerin to explore.

Rostock: Private Shore Excursion Tour of Schwerin & Rostock

3. Rostock: Private Shore Excursion Tour of Schwerin & Rostock

Explore the picturesque area of Mecklenburg and the fascinating city of Schwerin with its magnificent Schwerin Castle.  Start your tour at the Warnemünde port, directly in front of your cruise ship. First your tour guide will take you on a brief stroll of the beautiful Warnemünde village. After exploring the village of Warnemünde we will head to Rostock and then to the old town. We will have a brief guided walk of Rostock old town and see the Town Hall, Boulevard, university, Town wall and gates, Monastery and Merchant's homes. After the arrival in the town of Schwerin we will take you on a sightseeing tour. We will show you the old town with market square, cathedral, government buildings (federal state government) as well as former residences of the Duke of Mecklenburg. Next, we will take you to visit the spectacular palace of Schwerin - the Schwerin Castle and its beautiful gardens. Afterwards you will have some free time for souvenir shopping and lunch. At the end of the tour we will once again whisk you back onto the ship.

Fairytale Schwerin & a glimpse of Rostock

4. Fairytale Schwerin & a glimpse of Rostock

Discover the beauty of Schwerin and its fairytale castle and the grandeur of the Hanseatic City of Rostock on a full-day tour. Experience life as a local on a public train ride from Warnemuende to Rostock and further on to Schwerin, join your guide on a commented walk of the old towns and enjoy free time to explore and shop. Meet your local guide at the cruise pier and first of all travel to nearby Rostock, where you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the landmark sights such as the Market Square with the City Hall and the century old university. Then take another comfortable train to arrive in beautiful Schwerin around noon. Learn facts and hear stories from your guide about the small Mecklenburg town and see the cathedral, the elegant government buildings and the pretty half-timbered old town houses. Walk about on your own to grab a snack or look into the shops or just sit down and relax. In the afternoon, visit the palace (entry included) and take a picturesque stroll through the palace gardens. Afterward, explore the palace museum and see the preserved rooms inside the fairytale building. In the afternoon walk back to the train station with your guide and start the return journey to the cruise port. Time permitting, an introductory tour of the seaside resort Warnemuende will be given at the beginning or end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Schwerin Castle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 150 reviews

Today's city tour was very interesting and brought us closer to the state capital of Schwerin. Our friendly city guide had an answer to every question and told us very sympathetically and authentically about the history of the city and the beautiful sights. Thank you, we definitely recommend it

Unfortunately, we didn't have our pre-ordered tickets with us. The lady at the counter was super nice and helped us quickly and easily. The city tour itself was not only interesting, but also very entertaining, as we received a lot of information packed in anecdotes. Thanks very much!

I had a very informative and entertaining tour, with a lot of inside information and background knowledge. I would have missed a lot without this tour, I can only recommend it to every visitor. The time frame and the walking distance are also good for a relaxed tour.

Our guide very engaged, good for a funny saying. We were well informed, encouraged to do a little research ourselves if it didn't go far enough in depth. Was really great :) Schwerin we'll be back and then there's a castle tour

Quick and easy booking via the Internet possible. Very good organization. The group was so large that 2 city guides were used and the group could be divided.