20 Sights in Schwerin, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Schwerin, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 20 sights are available in Schwerin, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Schwerin

1. Mecklenburg State Theatre

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The Mecklenburg State Theatre is the principal theatre of Schwerin in Germany. Its main theatre seats 650 people and is used for the performance of plays, opera, musical theatre and ballet. Designed by Georg Daniel, the present building was built between 1883 and 1886 after the previous court theatre had been destroyed by fire in 1882. It was inaugurated on 3 October 1886 with a performance of Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide with Marie Wittich in the title role. The complex also includes the State Museum in Schwerin and a 240-seat concert hall, now used for performances of chamber works.

Wikipedia: Mecklenburg State Theatre (EN), Website

2. Schweriner Marstall

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The Marstall of Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is located on a small headland, the former Wade Meadows, today the Marstall Peninsula, on the western shore of Schwerin's inner lake on Werderstraße. In 2009, the area was integrated into the grounds of the 2009 Federal Horticultural Show. Since 1990, the Marstall has housed the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, from 1997 temporarily parts of the State Technical Museum and since 2009 the Ministry of Labour, Equality and Social Affairs.

Wikipedia: Schweriner Marstall (DE), Website

3. E-Werk

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From 1904 to 1969, the former municipal power plant on the northeast bank of the Pfaffenteich pond in the city of Schwerin was used to produce electricity and was in operation as a switchgear in the municipal power grid until 1999. The building, which is a listed building, has been used for cultural purposes since 1998 – as a venue for the State Theatre, the Puppet Theatre, the Fritz Reuter Stage and for the Kunstverein Schwerin.

Wikipedia: Städtisches Elektrizitätswerk (Schwerin) (DE), Website

4. Löwe

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The market in Schwerin is a rectangular historic market square in Schwerin's old town, whose history dates back to the founding of the city in 1160. To distinguish it from the shelf market of the Neustadt (Schelfe), which was independent until 1832, it is also referred to as the Old Town Market. It is located south of the cathedral. Four of the buildings surrounding the square are listed buildings.

Wikipedia: Markt (Schwerin) (DE)

5. Zoo Schwerin

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The Schwerin Zoological Garden is a medium-sized, year-round zoo with about 2400 animals in 154 species and almost 138,000 visitors annually in the south of the state capital Schwerin. The zoo stretches between the southern shore of Lake Schwerin, the Fauler See and the residential area of Großer Dreesch and covers an area of about 25 hectares. It is managed in the form of a gGmbH.

Wikipedia: Zoo Schwerin (DE), Website

6. Staatliches Museum Schwerin

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The Staatliches Museum Schwerin is an art gallery and museum in Schwerin in Germany. It was established by Frederick Francis II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1882 its historicist Haupthaus as the Staatsgalerie next to the Staatstheater. Its other locations are opposite the Schweriner Schloss and in the former residences at Schloss Güstrow and Schloss Ludwigslust.

Wikipedia: Staatliches Museum Schwerin (EN), Website, Opening Hours

7. Demmler Mausoleum

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Georg Adolph Demmler, also known as Georg Adolf Demmler, was a German architect, socialist and politician, first of the left-liberal South German People's Party (DtVP) and later of the Socialist Workers' Party of Germany (SAP). As an architect, he created many buildings that continue to shape Schwerin's cityscape to this day. Some are listed as historical monuments.

Wikipedia: Georg Adolf Demmler (DE)

8. Siegessäule

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The Victory Column on the Old Garden in Schwerin is a "monument to the Mecklenburgers who remained in the war of 1870/71". On the column stands the allegorical figure of Megalopolis, who personifies the state of Mecklenburg. The complex is an important historical monument of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and as such is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Siegessäule (Schwerin) (DE)

9. Schelfkirche

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Schelfkirche Fotoarchiv der Ev.-Luth. Kirchengemeinde St. Nikolai Schwerin. Recherche / Bearbeitung: Dr. Günter Pinzke / Copyrighted free use

The Church of St. Nikolai Schwerin, also known as the Schelfkirche, is a baroque brick church in the Schelfstadt district of Schwerin in the form of a central building from the early 18th century. It is one of the few baroque brick churches in northern Germany and the first large post-Reformation church building in Mecklenburg.

Wikipedia: Schelfkirche (DE)

10. Schleifmühle

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The Schwerin grinding mill is an 18th-century grinding mill driven by an undershot water wheel for processing stones in Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. In 1985, after the closure of the mill, the mill was converted into a museum. The building is a technical cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Schleifmühle Schwerin (DE), Website

11. Wasserturm Schwerin-Neumühle

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The water tower is located in the Neumühle district of Schwerin on the street "Am Wasserturm". With its location on the 86.1 m high vineyard, it is located on the highest point of the city of Schwerin and is still integrated into the drinking water network as a pressure equalization container.

Wikipedia: Wasserturm Schwerin-Neumühle (DE)

12. Altes Palais

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The Old Palace in Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is a half-timbered building in the Old Garden. The building, which was once used as a ducal residence, among other things, is now the seat of the state parliament administration. It is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Altes Palais (Schwerin) (DE)

13. Jagdschloss Friedrichsthal

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The Friedrichsthal Hunting Lodge is a former hunting residence of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, Friedrich Franz I, in Friedrichsthal, a district of Schwerin. The hunting lodge as well as the cavalier houses formerly belonging to the castle complex are listed buildings.

Wikipedia: Jagdschloss Friedrichsthal (Schwerin) (DE)

14. Kollegiengebäude I

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Kollegiengebäude I Niteshift / CC BY 3.0

The Collegiate Building I is a prestigious, listed building in Schwerin's old town. The building is located at Schloßstraße (Schwerin) 2/4 and is adjacent to the Old Garden. It is now the seat of the State Chancellery of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Wikipedia: Kollegiengebäude I (Schwerin) (DE)

15. Paulskirche

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St. Paul's Church is a neo-Gothic church in Schwerin, Germany. It belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Peace Church of Schwerin in the Provostship of Wismar, Mecklenburg Church District of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany.

Wikipedia: Paulskirche (Schwerin) (DE), Website

16. Fachwerkhaus Buschstraße

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The half-timbered house Buschstraße 15, also known as the Zettler House, in Schwerin, district Altstadt, Buschstraße, corner of 3rd Enge Straße, is a striking architectural monument in Schwerin. Today (2020) there is a shop in the house.

Wikipedia: Fachwerkhaus Buschstraße 15 (DE)

17. Propsteikirche Sankt Anna

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Propsteikirche Sankt Anna

The Provost Church of St. Anna in Schwerin is the mother church of all Catholic churches in Mecklenburg and was temporarily seat of a auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Hamburg in its function as a bishop's vicar in Mecklenburg.

Wikipedia: Propsteikirche St. Anna (DE)

18. Schlossbrücke

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The Schwerin Castle Bridge is a 48-metre-long, arch-shaped bridge that spans the northern of the two water connections between Lake Schwerin and Lake Burgsee and connects Schwerin Castle on Castle Island with the city of Schwerin.

Wikipedia: Schlossbrücke (Schwerin) (DE)

19. Friedrich Franz II

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The equestrian monument to Friedrich Franz II in Schwerin was inaugurated in 1893 in the neo-baroque style according to designs by the sculptor Ludwig Brunow. It is located in Schwerin's castle garden, very close to the castle.

Wikipedia: Reiterdenkmal Friedrich Franz II. (DE)

20. Reppiner Burg

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The Reppin Castle is an artificial ruin, which was built in 1907 as an incomplete castle complex on the southern shore of Lake Schwerin. Today it is located within the city of Schwerin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Wikipedia: Reppiner Burg (DE)


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