How many rooms does Schwerin Castle have?

653 rooms
The magnificent building has no fewer than 653 rooms, which are decadently filled with marquetry flooring, intricate carvings, gilding and stucco ceilings.

What is the Schwerin Castle used for today?

Schwerin Castle/Function

Who built the Schwerin Castle?

Georg Adolph Demmler
Schwerin Castle/Architects

Was Schwerin in East or West Germany?

About Schwerin Schwerin is the oldest town in today’s Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; in 1164 it received German town rights (German: Stadtrecht) from Henry the Lion. In GDR times it served as the capital of East Germany’s Schwerin district (Bezirk Schwerin) until Germany’s reunification in 1990.

When was Schwerin founded?


Bishopric of Schwerin Bistum Schwerin
Historical era Middle Ages
• Established 1062
• Gained territory 1165
• Secularised to M-Schwerin 1648

Where is the Schwerin Palace in Germany located?

The Schwerin Palace, also known as Schwerin Castle (German: Schweriner Schloss, German pronunciation: [ʃvɛ ʁiːn’]), is a palatial schloss located in the city of Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state, Germany.

When to book Schwerin Castle tours on TripAdvisor?

We recommend booking Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 6 Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) tours on Tripadvisor

Who was the Grand Duke of Schwerin Castle?

Grand Duke Friedrich (1800–1842) instructed his architect Georg Adolph Demmler (1804–1886) to remodel the palace. However a few months later, construction was halted by his successor, Friedrich Franz II (1823–1883), who wanted a complete reconstruction of the historic site.

How tall is the ghost of Schwerin Castle?

Most of these were finished by 2019. The palace’s ghost Petermännchen ( “little Peterman”) is said to roam the halls of the Schweriner Schloss. This invisible little creature is said to be no more than a few feet high, and is often depicted in clothes from the 17th century, something resembling a cavalier.