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Schwerin

          

Schwerin is the capital of Mecklenburg, seat of the State Parliament.  The

city suffered hardly any damage in WWll so there are very few modern

buildings but some beauties from the 17th and 18th centuries.  Most of

the old town is a pedestrian area.

The main attraction is the Castle built on an island in the Schwerinersee

yet still in the city centre. Its many turrets and gilded spires give the

castle a fairy-tale appearance.  Until 1918 the Castle was the principal

residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg, the restored ducal apartments

and extensive gardens are open to the public.  The Castle also houses

the debating chambers and offices of the State Government.

Schwerin is a very compact town and ideally suited to walking. The walk

from the train station to the castle takes you past one of the many lakes

and through the pedestrian precinct where you will find the Dom, the

Market Place and the Tourist Information as well as old streets with

beautiful buildings, pavement cafes and fascinating little antique shops.

In front of the castle are the imposing buildings of the Art Gallery and

City theatre  where in summer the courtyard becomes an open air

theatre.


 

Useful Web Sites - things to see and do.

 www.schwerin.com/english

 www.germany.travel/en/towns-cities-culture/towns-cities/schwerin.html

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerin

 

How to get there from Warnemünde

Take the S-bahn to Rostock Hbf.


Changing trains in Rostock.

 

Take the stairs 1 flight down to the main concourse. The electronic

departure boards are on the walls on each side. The departure time and

track will be indicated.  Take the  appropriately numbered elevator or set

of stairs. The platforms are clearly numbered and there are electronic

indicator boards showing the departure time, destination and

intermediate stops of the next train on each.


 

The train you require is the RE to Hamburg, via Schwerin,

usually departing from platform 7.

NB the s-bahn occasionally arrives on platform 6 in which case you

simply cross the platform

  

 RE trains on which the Länder ticket is valid:-

Depart Rostock Hbf.        9:07       11:07       13:07 

Arrive Schwerin Hbf.       10:03      12:03       15:03

 

Leave the train at Schwerin Hbf - 6th stop on the route.

Exit the train station by the main entrance, cross the square to the small

street in the far right hand corner, go down to the lake, turn right

and follow the waterfront around, past the cafe (about 200m) until you

come to the pedestrian street on the right. You are now in the tourist

area and from here all the points of interest  are clearly signposted.

 Walking time direct to the castle about 20mins

 

To return to Warnemünde

RE trains on which the Länder ticket is valid:-

Depart Schwerin Hbf.       13:47, 15:47, 16:46, 17:47, 19:47

Arrive Rostock Hbf.          14:50, 16:50, 17:51, 19:50  20:50

 

 Take the s-bahn to Warnemünde