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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 in the city itself 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 seven lakes around which the city is built 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 staging at least one opera per season. 

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 RE1 to Hamburg, via Schwerin, usually departing from platform 7.

PLEASE NOTE:- Until Saturday June 30th 2018 at the earliest this line is closed between Bad Kleinen and Schwerin necessitating  a change in Bad Kleinen from the train to a bus service, adding about 30mins to the journey.  

 RE trains on which the Länder ticket is valid:-

Depart Rostock Hbf.        9:07       10:07       11:07  etc

Arrive Schwerin Hbf.       10:33      11:33       12:33 etc

 

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  until you come to the pedestrian street on the right. You are now in the old town and from here all the points of interest  are clearly signposted. Walking time direct to the castle approximately 20 mins.

Alternatively you can take the tram from the Station Square to the modern city centre and walk down Schlossstrasse but this route is not so interesting and you miss all the old town. 

 

To return to Warnemünde

RE trains on which the Länder ticket is valid:-

Depart Schwerin Hbf.       13:25, 14:25, 15:25, 16:25  etc

Arrive Rostock Hbf.          14:50, 15:50, 16:50, 17:50  etc

 Take the s-bahn to Warnemünde