Sourced from Wikivoyage. Text is available under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license.Schwerin is the star capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. It is famous for its romantic palace, the 7 lakes around the city and its well-preserved old town.
Despite Rostock being larger, Schwerin remains the state capital, and with around 92,000 inhabitants it is also the smallest German state capital. It is thus the only state capital not to be a "Großstadt", a city above 100 000, as defined by German statistics.
By planeRostock airport (RLG) has connections to other parts of Germany such as Munich airport and Stuttgart. Other major airports within reasonable driving and train distance are those of Hamburg and Berlin (BER).
Schwerin stationhas direct connections from Stralsund via Rostock; Frankfurt (Main) via Hamburg, Hannover; Stuttgart via Bremen; and Leipzig via Magdeburg, Halle (Saale).
By carSchwerin 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.
By tramSchwerin has a tram network some long, serving most of the city.
TV towerIt has an observation deck and a restaurant 100 meters above ground. The -high TV tower is from unique design. As a curiosity close to it, there is a guyed radio mast, which is 273 m high.
Schweriner SchlossThe castle nowadays houses the state parliament. It sits next to the Schweriner See (lake) and adjacent to a park.
Internationales Feuerwehrmuseum Schwerinphone: +49 385 20271539address: Hamburger Allee 68, 19063 SchwerinVery extensive collection of everything related to fire brigades. Fire engines, model fire engines, uniforms, helmets, masks, equipment, pumps, training equipment. A lot of stuff relating to the former DDR (East Germany) but also West German and international.
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.
phone: +49 385 565909address: Schloßstraße 17Nice food at reasonable prices.
phone: +49 385 5408994address: Schloßstraße 35Cheap bakery snacks and sandwiches.
address: Ziegenmarkt 11a pub that serves great food and drinks. Try the Fladenbrot. One is enough to share between two people. Probably the best pub in town, that's why you can expect it to be very crowded.
address: Mecklenburgstraße 2relaxed cocktailbar with quite nice Mexican food, next to Pfaffenteich in the city centre.
address: Am Markt 4Roasts their own coffee and serves great hot chocolate. They are located on Am Markt.
phone: +49 385 57550address: Bleicherufer 23
phone: +49 385 57569803address: Werderstraße 49A great hostel.
address: Zum Schulacker 1. D-19061 SchwerinStunning 4