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Schwerin Palace, the Neuschwanstein of the North

Schwerin

Does anyone have a clue how many lakes surround Schwerin? I have counted 11 different lake names on my town map but there must be more outside the map's borders. The landscape with the open waters, big and small, makes the town unique.

A small island between Burgsee and Schweriner see, the largest of the lakes, carries the palace. Postcard views are available in abundance. Unfortunately I was not granted postcard weather - all right, at least it stayed dry despite the dark grey clouds.

For those of you who are interested in architecture, Schwerin is a textbook of 19th century styles. Large parts of the town and its buildings were designed or redesigned in neoclassical, neogothic, neorenaissance and any other of historism's „neo“ styles.

Railway station

I started from the train station. On the way to Pfaffenteich I passed a house covered in fascinating graffiti. The depths of the oceans have risen to the surface on this house. Must have been a graffiti artist with a lot of imagination. I particularly like the trick picture of the whale and the penguins. My first destination was Schelfviertel because I wanted to see the church (don‘t ask or I’ll give you a lecture on protestant church architecture and one of the most inportant architects, LOL). To save myself a bit of walking, I took the little ferry across Pfaffenteich. Then I walked through Schelfviertel with its baroque and 19th century architecture and over to the palace on the little island. It was Monday so the palace museum was closed, but I was able to see the palace chapel and the grounds. The way back to the station lead me through the neoclassical government quarter, to the market square and the cathedral and then back along Pfaffenteich.

My visit to Schwerin was short, all I had was a stopover of 3 1/2 hours on the way from home to Wismar. This was enough for a walk of the town and around the palace but not enough to see, for example, the palace museum, enjoy the historical gardens, or do a cruise on the big lake - things I would have liked to do and will definitely do next time.

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Railway station
Railway station
Deep-sea graffiti
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Love the trick picture with the w…
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In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
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I want a bit of love and fresh pa…
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
In Schwerins old town
In Schwerin's old town
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The neoclassical villa had first …
Railway station
Railway station
Kückenhaus
Kückenhaus
Pauluskirche
Pauluskirche
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