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Schwerin: Tour with the Night Watchman

1. Schwerin: Tour with the Night Watchman

The group will meet on the historic market place to start the walk to see the famous sights of Schwerin! Your watchman tour guide will share insider information as well as historical facts with you, to ensure that you are well educated about the beautiful city of Schwerin.  During this German-language tour, you will pass the Schweriner Cathedral, take a stroll down Bischofstreet and see the narrowest house in town. You will walk down the narrow alleys and streets that make up the historic heart of Schwerin. You will pass the old post office and the most beautiful castles as well as the theatre and museum. After 1.5 hours, the tour will end at the historic market place.

Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

2. Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

Meet with your experienced tour guide in front of the tourist information and proceed to the Market Square. Learn more about the troubled story of the "Buttocks Parade" and have a look at the impressive Henry the Lion Monument. Afterwards see the mighty Cathedral of Schwerin, walk to the beautiful Paffenteich and discover several of most important buildings of the old town like such as the former postal office. Eventually, the tour will take you to see the magnificient Schwerin Castle located on the city's main lake, before ending at the State Museum.

Schwerin: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

3. Schwerin: 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Red double-decker buses fill the streets of Schwerin from the end of March until New Year's. On this tour, enjoy the opportunity to get off the bus to enjoy shopping, explore different neighborhoods, and visit museums, exhibitions, and attractions. The tickets are valid for two consecutive days, allowing you ample time to complete on your tour of the city. The buses run every 45 minutes from May to September, and every 90 minutes during the off-season. Weather permitting, ride in an open-top double-decker bus (with a closed roof in case of rain) from the White Fleet by Schwerin Palace through the historical old town, the Schelfstadt quarter, and through the Schelfmarkt to the shore of the Pfaffenteich – incidentally one of the ten lakes in the city. Heading across the old market with its town hall and cathedral, continue on to the central station in Paulsstadt and the Feldstadt with the old cemetery, where Rudolph Karstadt and others have found their final resting place. In the castle gardens, take a break from the tour at the historical Schleifmühle and admire this unique museum and the water-powered grinding and sawing of large fieldstones. Then, head along the Schlossgartenallee with its fantastic villas and stop to take photos at the famous view of the fairytale castle. Passing by Burgsee and the 21st Century Garden, gaze from the Rudolph Karstadt house at the Old Garden with its unique building of State Archives, ministries, State Chancellery, State Theater, art gallery, and castle. From there, Lake Schwerin, the third largest inland water in Germany, opens up in front of you.

Schwerin: Local Pub Experience Tour with Drinks

4. Schwerin: Local Pub Experience Tour with Drinks

Meet your friendly guide at the Visitor Information Point then set out on your two hour introduction to Schwerin’s pub scene. Begin with a stroll around the city’s charming Old Town district and admire the historical architecture of the buildings that surround you. As you explore, listen to your guide share fascinating knowledge about the city’s culture and traditions, and watch the locals going about their day. Arrive at the first stop of the tour, Wöhler, a popular wine bar. Soak up the warm atmosphere of the bar as you enjoy your drink and get a sense of life in Schwerin. Continue onto the next venue, Altstadtbrauhaus Schwerin, and snack on some tasty farewell appetizers accompanied by another traditional drink. At the end of an insightful tour, enjoy the freedom to stay for lunch or dinner at the venue, or one of the many other restaurants nearby.

Schwerin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

5. Schwerin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

Walk through Schwerin's city on a private walking tour with a local guide by your side. Meet your guide and after a brief overview of the tour’s itinerary, set off to discover the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Meet your local tour guide at the Tourist-Information Office in the centre of the city, and explore the old town, the Shelfstadt, the cathedral, the Pfaffenteich and learn about numerous monuments and historic sites. Walk alongside the museum and the theater towards Schwerin Castle, which is said to be the Neuschwanstein of the North. Make your way over to the picturesque Love Island and the castle garden right beside Germanys’s third largest Lake – Lake Schwerin. As your tour nears the end, don’t forget to ask your local guide for recommendations on further places in Schwerin to explore.

Schwerin: Grand Tour by Train With Lunch

6. Schwerin: Grand Tour by Train With Lunch

Discover the beauty of Schwerin and its fairytale castle on a full-day tour. Experience life as a local on a public train ride from Warnemuende to Schwerin, savor a hearty lunch, and enjoy free time to explore and shop. Meet your local guide at the cruise pier and travel to beautiful Schwerin by train. Learn facts and hear stories from your guide about the small Mecklenburg town. Upon arrival, enjoy a typical lunch in a restaurant in the old town or by the lakeside. In the afternoon, visit the palace (entry included) and take a picturesque stroll through the palace gardens. Afterward, a museum guide will show you around the preserved rooms inside the fairytale building. Take some time to browse the town center, enjoy more sightseeing, or sit down for a coffee before you travel back to the train station for the return journey. Time permitting, an introductory tour of the seaside resort Warnemuende will be given at the beginning or end of the tour.

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What people are saying about Schwerin

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 194 reviews

No free parking space found. Dropped my wife off at the bus and kept looking. Had already written off my tour. But to my delight I found that the bus driver had been waiting for me and that we could experience the beautiful tour together. We also liked the charming and funny nature of the city guide. A big thank you to both of them.

We really enjoyed the small guided tour through Schwerin and we can really praise our city guide, Ms. Biedermann. She managed to entertain us for almost 2 hours and to bring us closer to the city and its history with many little stories, sometimes from the private sector. We can really recommend taking part.

Great guided tour through Schwerin. The city guide had a good sense of humor and shared a lot of background knowledge, as you would expect from a city tour. Keep it up!

Very entertaining tour with a real Schwerin veteran Mr. Biedermann. Maybe one of his last tours as he is a bit older;). A good alternative to get to know the city.

The city tour was very interesting and very varied by the guide.