Outside the boundaries of our Borough, as well as within them, there is so much that is worth seeing and experiencing. Here is some selected fuller information.
The Lewitz, Germany's largest meadow landscape in one single coherent area, is a varied mixture of meadows, forests and waterways. It is particularly attractive for walking and cycling.
Impressions from the Lewitz
At around 62 square kilometres, Lake Schwerin is Germany’s third-largest lake. It emerged after the last Ice Age, as a lake created from the tongue of a glacier. A dam – known as the 'Paulsdamm' (federal road B104) divides it into an inner lake and outer lake. The lake is located in the centre of an EU-designated bird-protection area and is a well-loved area for sailing.
Impressions from the Schwerin Lakeland
Schwerin grinding mill, a historic water-mill located at Schwerin’s castle grounds, in which stone-grinders process natural stones.
The castle’s facilities have been completely restored since December 2006. When making a tour, you can view the tower with dungeon, guardroom and armoury, as well as the residential hall. Valuable wall-paintings from the Gothic and Renaissance periods are kept in what was the principal living area. In the upper floor of the 'Old and the New House', exhibitions about the history of the castle and the town are shown, as well as art exhibitions and special exhibitions on various specific topics. Apart from the museum, the castle facilities are home to the town information centre, a restaurant, and a room for wedding ceremonies.
Numerous events are staged here throughout the year.
Amid a fascinating landscape, surrounded by the Glambecksee - a shimmering blue lake - and by dense forests and the English castle grounds, a Mecklenburg jewel awaits you. Discover the marvellous Basthorst Castle, with its extraordinary houses: for blissful sleep, for special culinary experiences, for relaxed hours of wellness – and with service that has earned numerous distinctions.
Wiligrad Castle, on the western bank of Lake Schwerin's outer section, is now home to the Wiligrader Kunstverein artistic association, regularly hosting concerts and exhibitions.
Via the Stör Channel, you can make your way onto the Müritz-Elde Waterway. The waterway is easy to navigate. It connects the Müritz with the Elbe at Dömitz. Nowadays it is primarily used by those travelling on the waters as a leisure pursuit.