Holidays in Germany are always an interesting pastime full of adventure and romance. Many sights have been preserved here, most of which fill the heart of every tourist and traveler with the spirit of adventurism. A vivid example of such attractions can be considered Schwerin Castle, which is a real gem of the northern part of Germany. Read more to learn about this unique place, how to get there and where to stay nearby.
How to get to Schwerin Castle
Schwerin Castle is located in the small town of Schwerin in the northern part of Germany, more precisely; it is the administrative center of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Getting here will not leave you much trouble.
The airport in Schwerin is small and serves only domestic flights. Therefore, it is most convenient to get to the city from Hamburg or Rostock. There are several ways to do this:
- by train Regional Express (RE) or Intercity (IC) trains;
- by bus (it’s cheaper, but takes more time);
- by car (if you do not have a personal car, you can easily rent it directly at the terminal of the airport of arrival).
Information about Schwerin Castle
The location of Schwerin Castle is very unusual. Although it is located in the historical center of the city, it stands apart. The thing is that it is located on the Palace Island and is separated from the city by two bridges, one of which leads to the garden, the other to the city. The waters of two lakes surround the castle and create a truly fabulous picture.
The castle was built on the site of an ancient fortress in the second half of the 18th century. From the very beginning, the castle was built as a family castle of the head of the Mecklenburg House, today the city parliament sits here. There are 653 halls and rooms in the castle, most of them are open for visitors.
The castle garden also deserves a separate visit. It was built on the model of classical European gardens with terraces, small groves and fountains.
You can visit the castle every day, except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nearest hotels to Schwerin Castle
If you decide to stay in Schwerin, here is a short list of the nearest hotels to the castle, where you can comfortably accommodate.
Hotel Am Schloss garni: This is one of the budget hotels near Schwerin Castle. It offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast, parking and excellent transport links nearby.
Boulevard Hotel Altstadt Schwerin: The hotel is located just two blocks from the castle. It offers a free breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking. The hotel is ideal for travelers with children or pets.
Weinhaus Uhle: This is a luxury hotel. It offers free breakfast, excellent rooms and a convenient location.