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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: Guided Autumn Walk Through the City

4. Schwerin: Guided Autumn Walk Through the City

Discover the special spots of Schwerin on this guided autumn walking tour. Visit the old town, see Lake Schwerin, and explore the magical Schwerin Castle gardens, the historic grinding mill, and the beautiful Schwerin waterside. Starting at the historic market in the heart of the city, walk through the old town and find your way to Schwerin Castle. See the castle gardens and the schleifmühle (grinding mill), where gemstones for the Ducal Palace were once produced.  Continue alongside your guide to some more picture-worthy spots, including the Fauler See lake and Lake Schwerin, Germany’s third-largest lake. Walk along the Franzosenweg trail directly at the water before heading back to the market in the city center.

Schwerin: Local Pub Experience Tour with Drinks

5. 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. Fine restaurants, rustic pubs, modern cafes - Schwerin's gastronomy has a lot to offer. On this tour you will not only learn historical facts, but also little anecdotes about the traditional houses in the city. So that eating and drinking is not just a theoretical part, the tour has a welcome drink at the Weinhaus Wöhler and two small culinary delicacies as a farewell at the Altstadtbrauhaus Schwerin. 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

6. 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: Escape Game App and Self-Guided Tour

7. Schwerin: Escape Game App and Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Schwerin while playing an escape game. Download the app to your phone, then meet your friends or family in the city center. Walk or cycle to different sites, receive clues, and solve the crime. Go on a tour that is interactive, fun, and perfect for couples and families with kids over 9. Start your tour by meeting in the city center. Listen to a fictional story about a missing former investigator and bestselling author and assist the Schwerin police in finding him. Get access to witness reports and police files. Take on the challenge and try to crack this unusual case as a team. Make your way across the city, answering riddles and discussing your theories of the case as you go. As you search for clues, marvel at Schwerin’s sites. See if you can set the record for the fastest tour. Enjoy completing some extra tasks and riddles from the app after the tour has finished.

Schwerin: Castle Garden Winter Walk

8. 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 Schwerin

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4.6 / 5

based on 314 reviews

I can only recommend the tour with the night watchman to everyone. You can see a lot of the old town and the illuminated castle was the absolute highlight for me at the end. In my opinion, the tour is something for young and old, but you should be good on foot. The night watchman (tour guide) passed on a lot of information to us and you could tell that he had a lot of knowledge about what he was telling.

Unfortunately, we didn't have our pre-ordered tickets with us. The lady at the counter was super nice and helped us quickly and easily. The city tour itself was not only interesting, but also very entertaining, as we received a lot of information packed in anecdotes. Thanks very much!

I had a very informative and entertaining tour, with a lot of inside information and background knowledge. I would have missed a lot without this tour, I can only recommend it to every visitor. The time frame and the walking distance are also good for a relaxed tour.

Echt mal was anderes. Man läuft keine festgelegte Route sondern entscheidet im Team wo es als nächstes hingeht. Uns hat es mega Spaß gemacht und wir haben tolle Ecken entdeckt.

Quick and easy booking via the Internet possible. Very good organization. The group was so large that 2 city guides were used and the group could be divided.