Schleswig-Holstein and the Baltic Coast Sights

Schweriner Schloss

  • Lennéstr. 1 Map It
  • Schwerin
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

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On an island near the edge of Lake Schwerin, this meticulously restored palace once housed the Mecklenburg royal family. The original palace dates from 1018, but was enlarged by Henry the Lion when he founded Schwerin in 1160. Portions of it were later modeled on Chambord, in the Loire Valley. As it stands now, the palace is surmounted by 15 turrets, large and small, and is reminiscent of a French château. The portions that are neo-Renaissance in style are its many ducal staterooms, which date from between 1845 and 1857.

Sight Information


Lennéstr. 1, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 19053, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €6; combined ticket for two museums €9, three museums €11, four museums €13
  • Mid-Apr.–mid-Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–6; mid-Oct.–mid-Apr., Tues.–Sun. and public holidays 10–5


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