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Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Schwerin, Germany
    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…
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Schwerin, Germany
    The suburb named Schelfstadt between Schweriner See and Pfaffenteich, north of the town centre, used to be a separate town until 1832. Planned shortly after 1700, the quarter shows baroque design. This part of the town is not spectacular but quite pr…
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Schwerin, Germany
    Schlachtermarkt, butchers' market, is the name of the smaller market square behind the old town hall. It now has a little food and knickknack market. A passageway through the old town hall connects it with the main market square. The house of the f…
  4. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Schwerin, Germany
    Schwerin's most famous and most romantic sight: the palace on an island among the lakes. Tourist marketing likes to call it „the Neuschwanstein of Northern Germany“. Bridges connect it to the government quarter and town centre and to the historic…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Schwerin, Germany
    Schloßstraße, the street that connects the town centre and the palace, is the seat of the government - once of the Grandducate of Mecklenburg, now of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. This area was designed and built in the early 19th ce…
  6. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Schwerin, Germany
    Every old castle or palace needs a ghost on duty and of course Schwerin has one, too... Petermännchen is a well-meaning but dangerous-looking little goblin who lives in the huge cellar vaults underneath Schwerin palace. He rewards the honest and th…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Schwerin, Germany
    The market square between Dom and town hall is the heart of the old town. The so-called „New Building“ in front of the choir of the Dom, built in 1783-1785, originally served as a market hall. The white neoclassical building now hosts a cafe an…
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Schwerin, Germany
    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 wal…
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