Surrounded by nature and embedded in an attractive and fascinating sea landscape is the former residence of the Grand Dukes of Mecklenburg and today's provincial capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
As the provincial capital, Schwerin is a cultural and political centre of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Thanks to its attractive, scenic location and a multitude of historical monuments and cultural events (including castle, cathedral, theatre) Schwerin is an extremely charming destination for excursions and holidays.
Besides Schwerin Castle, other major attractions include the castle gardens, the Mecklenburg State Theatre of Schwerin and Schwerin Cathedral. The unique sea landscape, the centuries-old tradition and the lavishly renewed old town underline the ambient quality of Schwerin.
In the rich history of Mecklenburg, Schwerin became the residence of the ruling Princes and Dukes early on. The tradition as a royal capital and residence was “continued” in 1990 when it was created as the provincial capital. Today, the seat of the State Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is located in Schwerin Castle.