Bike Touring Highlight
This great jewel is located directly on Lake Schwerin. Schwerin Castle is certainly one of the most beautiful in Germany. I couldn't decide which side is the most beautiful. Whether at sunset from the lake side or with the beautifully landscaped castle park in the foreground. After the walk, you can also visit the inside of the fairytale castle on a guided tour.
Opening times of the castle museum:
April 14th to October 13th
Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
October 14th to April 13th
Tue - Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
closed on Monday
November 30, 2016
Surrounded by Lake Schwerin and Schwerin's inner city, the Schwerin Castle fascinates in its unique combination of architecture and landscape.
The former Residenzschloss in Schwerin is one of the most important buildings of historicism in Germany.
Including Renaissance buildings from the 16th and early 17th century with terracotta or ornamental gables was created between 1843 and 1857 today's castle view.
The castle was redesigned according to the plans of the master builders Georg Adolph Demmler and Friedrich August Stüler in the style of the neo-renaissance. Strong influence on the design was exercised by the French Renaissance castles, in particular the Chateau Chambord on the Loire.
Particularly worth seeing in the museum of the castle are the large-ducal representation rooms in the festival days, such as Throne room and ancestral gallery, as well as in the Beletage living and social areas such as dining, tea, flower room and Sylvestergalerie.
The former children's rooms show precious porcelain from Meissen, Berlin and other European manufactories as well as courtly and Mecklenburg paintings from the 18th and 20th centuries. A visit is also worth the castle garden and the orangery.
In addition to its function as a cultural meeting place, the castle is also the seat of the state parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
May 20, 2019
If you go to the castle garden and walk along the lake to the main tower of the castle, you will soon find yourself in front of the grotto. Don't worry: hold the large stones hanging from the ceiling of the artificial vault! So it is worth diving into the mysterious darkness.
Children especially enjoy the game of hide and seek between the individual pillars. But be careful: the lake ripples right into the cave and if you are not careful, your feet will get wet. If you want to avoid this, you can climb the grotto on the roof. From up there there is a wonderful view over the lake to the Marstall and the castle garden. Benches invite you to take a break in this special roof garden.
The huge chunks that make up the grotto come from the area around Raben Steinfeld. This place in the east of the state capital is also located on Lake Schwerin. The granite boulders were transported to the bank via a stone slide on the steep bank, which is still visible today, loaded onto barges and shuttled to the castle island.
The inhabitants of the grotto are also interesting. Bats such as the noctule bat or the water bat are among the tenants and float silently on the hunt for insects at dusk. If you are very calm in the stone vault, you can hear the winged mammals whisper softly even during the day. Even the mouse-eared bat and the pond bat, two endangered species, have already been detected at Schwerin Castle.
January 3, 2020
The castle is one of the absolute highlights of this city. Not only from the outside, but also from the inside.
The entrance to the castle museum is on the right side (from the city).
March 3, 2017
It's a little gem on the lake side of the castle. With the orangery, the grotto and the island of love. With a very unique view of the castle and the lake.
The castle garden is located directly on the castle island, which is connected to the old town and the castle garden by two bridges. The design was based on the status of the year 1857. The central focus was the orangery of the castle. In addition, elements of English landscape gardens, Italian terrace gardens in the Renaissance style and rose gardens were on display.
March 3, 2017
Schwerin Castle was the residence of the Mecklenburg dukes and grand dukes for centuries and is now the seat of the state parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
With its dreamy location, its towers and turrets and sparkling golden battlements, it floats on its island in the Schwerin Lake.
October 20, 2018
The question "Do you know how many little stars there are?" can be answered in the Schwerin Castle Church. There are 8758 - exactly to the star. They shine against a blue background on the ceiling of Mecklenburg's first Protestant church, the Schwerin Castle Church.
The chapel, built between 1560 and 1563, was modeled on the chapel in Hartenfels Castle in Torgau, which was consecrated by Martin Luther in 1544. The implementation of the intellectual program of the Reformation in architecture and art played a major role in Schwerin as in Torgau.
When the palace was rebuilt in the 19th century, however, the Schwerin chapel was given a neo-Gothic choir that focuses on the altar instead of the pulpit. The designs for the choir with its magnificent glass windows come from the Cologne cathedral builder Ernst Friedrich Zwirner, who at that time was considered to be the capacity for the church renovation. The 19th century saw the Gothic as the ideal of church building. The castle church therefore received its extension, even if it did not fit in with a Lutheran chapel in terms of content. Thanks to the extension, the sacred space inside the palace has also been clearly visible from the outside since the 19th century.
Particularly beautiful and eerie: the gargoyles in the form of grotesque creatures from hell, which are part of the filigree Gothic ornamentation. The colorful glass windows of the choir were created by Ernst Gillmeister from Schwerin.
January 3, 2020
The bronze cast zinc sculpture "Herakles, taming the Cretan bull" by A. Kriesmann from 1853 is in the castle garden near Schwerin Castle. The casting was restored in 1990 - in 2001 the sculpture was given a new color scheme.
January 3, 2020
Schwerin Castle fascinates every newcomer to the state capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and probably every inhabitant again and again. From everywhere, the magnificent building thrusts itself seductively into the field of vision and into the visual aisles. Its multi-tower ups and downs, its warm colors, its overwhelming backdrop by day and night make the Schwerin Castle an almost unsurpassable, downright amazing experience for every visitor.
May 20, 2019
In the 16th century, today's Schwerin Castle was converted from a castle to a splendid Renaissance castle. Several gardens were laid out, which were expanded in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the 19th century, the park was redesigned and expanded according to plans by the landscape architect Lenné. The location of the Schwerin Castle on the castle island makes the extraordinary attraction.
The palace garden was designed in the style of French baroque gardens. A double-armed cross channel forms the central axis of the green area and is therefore one of the most important design elements. There are 14 garden sculptures along the canal banks, with arcades behind them.
Due to the Federal Horticultural Show, the palace garden was lovingly restored and has opened its doors in new splendor since 2009. There is also a central event location in the palace garden, the open-air stage. The palace pavilion, in which there is a café, invites you to linger.
The castle garden in the style of an English landscape garden surrounds the castle on three sides. Rare trees and plants line the paths of the garden, which has been deliberately designed with height differences. The planting extends to the shore of the island, where there is a small grotto made of boulders.
Orangery and Burggarten
In the center of the castle garden is the orangery, which was used to overwinter exotic plants.
In the summer months, visitors can indulge in coffee and tea as well as freshly baked cakes in the middle three-wing part of the building, in the "Orangery Café".
May 20, 2019
"Love Island" is the name of the small island in the castle garden of Lake Schwerin, which should definitely be seen when visiting the city.
May 21, 2019
The orangery of the Schwerin Castle is something very special. In contrast to other cold houses or winter gardens, it was not created as a separate building, but is connected to the Schwerin Castle. This turns it into a design element that unites the palace and castle garden on three levels. A three-winged tract, the cast iron construction of which is particularly interesting, is followed by a semicircle of columns that supports the promenade above the inner courtyard.
Schwerin almost lost this treasure in the early 1990s. In 1994 the orangery had to be closed due to the acute danger of collapse. Demolition or renovation - fortunately, this question was decided in terms of the historical building.
After the extensive, true-to-original renovation, the orangery is now one of the highlights of a visit to the castle. Even wedding couples can now say yes here. The stylish orangery café also invites you to linger.
January 3, 2020
Swerin, dat Warrer un dat ohle Slott - Dor giwt dat nich vel tau schreiben, fohrt eis henn un bekichkt juch dat. Is a banish fine flag, well green, well warrer to the bare walls of the castle. Heimatgeschichte üm Fürst Niklot, Heinrich den Löwen, Friedrich Franz etc. , kannst hier beläwen un uns Böwersten (Landtag) sitten bät hüt un düssen Dag in´t Slott.
August 27, 2020
One of the most beautiful castles in Germany and even Europe. Large castle park, opposite the theater. In the summer there are many cultural events in the palace gardens and in front of the theater. The island location of the castle is simply picturesque and unique.
March 1, 2021
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