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Schwerin Castle and Park. The jewel of Lake Schwerin.

This romantic fairytale fortress, with all its many towers, domes and wings, is reflected in the waters of Lake Schwerin. It was completed in 1857 and symbolised the powerful dynasty of its founder, Friedrich Franz II.

Set in a romantic location on a small island in Lake Schwerin, Schwerin Castle is one of Europe's foremost examples of historicist architecture. The island location chosen for the original Slav stronghold, first documented in 973, offers many strategic advantages. But the current five-wing castle owes its current appearance to Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, who commissioned it to be rebuilt. The architects involved were the finest of their age: 653 rooms are contained within this work of magnificence, most of them with marquetry floors, exquisite carvings, gilding and ceiling stucco work. The pièce de résistance is the throne room, with columns made from Carrara marble and gilded cast-iron doors. Then there is the splendid ancestral gallery, the dining room with its intricate panelling and the round tower room, designed as a garden salon, which offers a panoramic view of the lake. An exceptional porcelain collection and regular concerts complete the long list of highlights. A special part of the appeal, however, lies within the baroque gardens that surround the castle, which is now also home to the regional government. Nearby attractions: discover the splendour of brick Gothic architecture in Hanseatic Rostock, the largest town in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, or UNESCO-listed Wismar. The historic centre of Wismar is typical of an established Hanseatic town during the trading alliance's 14th century heyday. Friedrichsmoor hunting lodge is a small but perfectly formed country house, and is best suited to a spot of rest and refreshment after a walk in the surrounding countryside.


Opera beneath the stars against a romantic backdrop of fairytale turrets and spires: the soul-soaring experience that is the Schwerin Castle Festival. 

Every summer, a well-known opera is staged here for several weeks, forming the centrepiece of a festival that draws up to 70,000 visitors. Launched in 1993 as a niche event for opera enthusiasts, Schwerin Castle Festival has since become an internationally renowned fixture in the cultural calendar.

Aktuella datum:

21.06.2019 - 20.07.2019

Plats för eventet

Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater Schwerin
Alter Garten 2
19055 Schwerin

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Exotic dragon boats first made an appearance on Pfaffenteich Lake in Schwerin in 1992. They were a real hit with spectators and the team from Schwerin's Canoe Racing Association soon became German vice champions. 

A year later Schwerin hosted the European Championships. Today the festival is one of the biggest in Europe with up to 200 teams from all over the world taking part in the event. The accompanying entertainment includes live bands, fun regattas and firework displays.

Aktuella datum:

16.08.2019 - 18.08.2019

Plats för eventet

Auf und um den Pfaffenteich
August-Bebel-Straße 10
19055 Schwerin

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