Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Schwerin, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 5.4 km
Ascend 126 m
Descend 106 m

Explore Schwerin in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Schwerin

Sight 1: Schweriner Marstall

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Mecklenburg-Marstall of Schwerin, the state capital of Western Pomerania, is located on a small promontory, formerly Wadewiesen, now Marstall Peninsula, on the west bank of Schwerin Inner Lake in Werderstraße. In 2009, the area was integrated into the site of the 2009 Federal Garden Exhibition. Marstall has been home to the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture since 1990, a temporary part of the National Museum of Technology since 1997 and the Ministry of Labour, Equality and Social Affairs since 2009.

Wikipedia: Schweriner Marstall (DE), Website

635 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: 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

150 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Altes Palais

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

Wikipedia: Altes Palais (Schwerin) (DE)

160 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Kollegiengebäude I

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Kollegiengebäude I Niteshift / CC BY 3.0

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

Wikipedia: Kollegiengebäude I (Schwerin) (DE)

144 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Siegessäule

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The Victory Column on the Old Garden in Schwerin is a "monument to the people of Mecklenburg who remained in the war of 1870/71". On the column stands the allegorical figure of Megalopolis, which personifies the state of Mecklenburg.

Wikipedia: Siegessäule (Schwerin) (DE)

239 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 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

182 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: 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 Burg, connecting Schwerin Castle on the Castle Island with the city of Schwerin.

Wikipedia: Schlossbrücke (Schwerin) (DE)

173 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Schlosskirche

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The castle church in Schwerin Castle is today the church of a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in northern Germany. It combines building elements from the Renaissance and Neo-Gothic styles.

Wikipedia: Schlosskirche (Schwerin) (DE)

867 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 9: Friedrich Franz II

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The equestrian monument of Friedrich Franz II in Schwerin is the only historical equestrian monument in Mecklenburg and the main work of the sculptor Ludwig Brunow. It is located in the Schwerin castle garden very close to the castle.

Wikipedia: Reiterdenkmal Friedrich Franz II. (DE)

729 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 10: Schleifmühle

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The Schwerin grinding mill is a grinding mill driven by an undershot water wheel for processing stones from the 18th century in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state capital Schwerin. After the closure of operations, the mill was converted into a museum facility in 1985. The building is a technical cultural monument.

Wikipedia: Schleifmühle Schwerin (DE), Website

788 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 11: Bertha Klingberg statue

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Bertha Klingberg was a florist and honorary citizen of the city of Schwerin.

Wikipedia: Bertha Klingberg (DE)

1306 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 12: Demmler Mausoleum

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Georg Adolph 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 the cityscape of Schwerin to this day. Some are listed as historical monuments.

Wikipedia: Georg Adolf Demmler (DE)


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