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Schwerin: City Highlights Guided Tour

1. 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.

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Schwerin: Tour with the Night Watchman

2. 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.

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Rostock: City Walking Tour

3. Rostock: City Walking Tour

Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of the Hanseatic City of Rostock and get a great overview of its key sites. Explore the old town and the historic harbor area on a tour that spans from the medieval architecture to the 20th-century . Converse with an expert guide about the major city sites, like the town hall, gothic churches, and the medieval city wall. Stroll through old-town alleys, riverside boulevards, and the university square.

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Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Stralsund and hear true and fascinating local history on this private guided tour of Old Town, top attractions, hidden gems, and the most important historical landmarks. Choose between a 2, 3, or 4-hour tour. During the 2-hour tour, see the defense city walls with multiple towers and gates, such as the famous Kniepertor and Kütertor. Hear the fascinating history of a city desired by all countries. Visit Old Town and Alter Markt (Old Market Square) to see the town hall and Wulflamhaus buildings. See St. Nicholas Church and St. Mary’s Church, and marvel at the impressive interior, including the main altar and organs. To see even more interesting places, choose the 3-hour tour to add St. Jakobi Kirche, Heilgeist Kirche (Church of the Holy Spirit), and a stop at the harbor to your trip. Reach the local harbor and take in fantastic views of the marina and pearl on the water, Gorch Fock, the beautiful sailing ship with great history. Extend your tour to 4 hours and experience a boat cruise. If you want to marvel at Stralsund's profile and feel the pride of this region, going on the water is a must. Cruise from starboard to port under the Rugenbruck, around the Danholm, and past the shipyard and back. Whether choosing the 2, 3, or 4-hour option, enjoy a tour program adapted to the preferences of your group. As an added perk, get tips about local restaurants, patisserie, and pubs to continue your exploration of the area after the tour.

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Stralsund: Old Town Evening Tour with a Night Watchman

5. Stralsund: Old Town Evening Tour with a Night Watchman

Discover the dark history of Stralsund on a night-time walking tour guided by the Night Watchman. Wander the streets of the old town and see its landmarks.  Learn about the history of the city and uncover some of the more sordid stories with your guide.  Meet up with the nightwatchman or his wife who will guide you around the old town of Stralsund as they tell you scary stories and legends about thieves, murderers, and crimes in the Middle Ages. This is a guided tour that is sure to show you a different side of Stralsund and is suitable for both for mystery lovers and families. The route will take you to the picturesque Old Market Square with the most important historical landmarks. See the strong defensive city walls with its towers and gates, and hear the history of the Hanseatic League. Learn about the famous landmarks that make up the UNESCO cultural world heritage site and the gruesome stories behind them. Marvel at the amazing city hall building and St. Nicholas Church. Stroll down to St. Mary’s Church and see the harbor full of lights.

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Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour in German

6. Stralsund: Old Town Highlights Walking Tour in German

Discover the highlights of Stralsund and hear true and fascinating local stories from a German-speaking guide. Gaze up at the distinctive spire of the Marienkirche (St. Mary's Church). Meet your tour guide and head to the picturesque Old Market Square, located in the center of the historic Old Town. Here you will see some of the most important historical landmarks making up the UNESCO cultural world heritage.  Listen to the stories your guide can share about the history of these buildings while walking towards the strong defensive wall of Stralsund.  Learn about the Hanseatic League and why Stralsund was such an important destination back in medieval times. Next, marvel at the amazing city hall building and St. Nicholas Church before returning to the Old Market Square. Along the way, receive tips from your guide about local places to eat and drink, so that you can continue discovering Stralsund after the tour.

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Rostock: Food Tour with History Walk Private Guided Tour

7. Rostock: Food Tour with History Walk Private Guided Tour

Discover the important role of Rostock on the Baltic Sea during this unique tour with a food tasting and history walk. Follow your private guide and see the most important historical landmarks. Learn about the local cuisine, history, and culture. Walk around Old Town and see top attractions with a bunch of hidden gems. Explore strong Defence City Walls with multiple towers and gates. Marvel at amazing Rathaus, Estates House, and University building. As the Must-See go and visit St. Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church). Enjoy plates of delicious fish and appetizers in the local restaurant. Try traditional and creative recipes including herring, cod, flounder, and others. Taste local beer that perfectly matches your dinner. Hear about some German traditions and customs, what meals are related to which occasion, or how they are related to history.

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Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

8. Rostock: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Rostock and hear true, fascinating local history Walk around Old Town and see top attractions with a bunch of hidden gems. Follow your private guide and see the most important historical landmarks, boasting an impressive history spanning 800 years, and one of the most important members of the medieval Hanseatic League. Explore strong Defense City Walls with multiple towers and gates. Marvel at amazing Rathaus and Estates House, and see St. Marienkirche (St. Mary’s Church). Stroll down to visit the monumental St. Nikolaikirche. Choose between options to see St. Petrikirche and the fantastic Monk Gate. Reach the local harbor with fantastic views of Marina, a beautiful sailing area with great history. Extend your tour to visit Culture Museum Rostock, located in the historic monastery of the Holy Cross. Check out some great exhibits, with a new section with coins and art, including the story of how Rostock lost its collection during the war and under the DDR.

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Schwerin: Private City Highlights Walking Tour

9. 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.

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Schwerin: Castle Garden Winter Walk

10. Schwerin: Castle Garden Winter Walk

Start the tour at the town hall of Schwerin. From there your certified nature and landscape guide will take you along the Schlosstraße, from where you can enjoy the view of some of the most beautiful castles in northern Germany Follow the route along the southern section of the castle garden, onto the Schleifmuehle, the vineyard of Schwerin along the so-called Lazy Lake. Hear many interesting facts about the history and nature of Schwerin from your guide, as well as stories about the famous castle. Visit the restaurant of the Zoo where you can heat up while enjoying a mulled wine. Head back into the direction of the old town of Schwerin and walk along the third biggest lake in Germany, the Schweriner lake. Enjoy the refreshing winter air and quaint natural beauty of the region.

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What people are saying about Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

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.

Sympathetic, nice and competent city guide. Informative and entertaining stories.

Informative. Very friendly guide who also answered other questions about Rostock

Very good interesting city tour. Highly Recommended. Very good city guide.

Was a very good tour. Can definitely be recommended.