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Pfaffenteich Schwerin Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Mini Cruise on Pfaffenteich Jun 26, 2009
Pfaffenteich is an artificial, rectangular lake between the train station and the old town. The lake is surrounded by linden alleys and elegant 19th century buildings. A ferry, nicknamed „Pfaffenteich cruiser“, does the round on the lake. You can board and disembark at five different landings.

To be honest, the lake is tiny and one could easily walk around it instead of waiting for the ferry to cross it. On the other hand the little boat is so cute in its uselessness that it is fun to do the mini cruise. The captain looks like a real Seebär with white beard and uniform.

Fare: adults 1 €, kids 0.50 €

Operating hours: 10.00-14.00 and 14.30-18.00. No fixed timetable, the ferry will come when someone is standing on the landing. It ran for me alone, in fact...

There are some interesting 19th century building around Pfaffenteich. The large orange-coloured, castle-like building at the southwestern corner was built as arsenal for the grandducal arms in 1840-1844. Court architect Georg Adolph Demmler designed it in the style of English Tudor gothic. Today it hosts offices of civil authorities.

The neogothic church of St Paul west of Pfaffenteich was built in the 1860s as part of a new residential quarter. The surrounding streets run towards the church and create nice street views.

A cute fountain can be found on the southern bank of Pfaffenteich. The two kids with the umbrella remind visitors never to travel without rain gear in Northern Germany...
Boat landing for the Pfaffenteich …
Pfaffenteich ferry
On board the Pfaffenteich ferry
Schelfstadt and church seen from P…
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