Schweriner Dom - the Cathedral
Schweriner Dom - the Cathedral Reviews
Schweriner Dom - the Cathedral Jun 26, 2009
The Dom, seat of the Bishop undtil 1648 and since then the parish church of the old town, was built in 1270-1416. Although the construction works took almost 150 years the interior shows a uniform high gothic appearance. The colours of vaults and walls, white ground with green, pink and dark red lines, have been renewed according to rests of medieval paint. The furnishing has partly been renewed in the late 19th century and is mostly neo-gothic.
The steeple which dominates Schwerin's silhouette is a 19th century addition, it was erected in 1889-1892. It can be climbed (220 steps), the view of the town and the lakes must be amazing.
Hint concerning walking around the church: The stairs on the western side in front of the steeple have become the meeting point of the town's punks and their dogs. When I walked by in the afternoon they did not take any notice of me and were completely harmless but you never know what happens if they get drunk later on. If your nerves are weak better choose a different way around the church, i.e. the choir side.
Part of the Mecklenburg 2009 travel blog
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