The Best Day Trips From Schwerin

Bremen Town Musicians sculpture
Bremen Town Musicians sculpture | © kavalenkava / Shutterstock
Anwesha Ray

While Schwerin has enough charm to hold your attention for days, there are also many destinations nearby that offer equally exciting opportunities. From busy cities to quaint port towns, through to cities that inspired fairy tales, here’s our pick of the the best day trip options from Schwerin.

Berlin

Though most travelers prefer to visit Schwerin as a day trip from Berlin, you can of course do it the other way round too. As Berlin is full of attractions of historical, architectural and cultural importance, follow our self-guided walking tour to help you cover the major highlights of the city in a day. Provided you start early enough, expect to see the Reichstag, Tiergarten and its monuments, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Cathedral, one or two museums of your choice, Berlin Wall and the historic square of Alexanderplatz.

Distance from Schwerin: 112 miles / 181 km

Berlin architecture

Some call it the new Berlin, some even call it the most beautiful city in the world. There is only one way of finding out who is right! Hamburg‘s myriad attractions deserve much longer than a day, but a day is perfect for a great introduction to this city. Hamburg’s biggest appeal is its range of beautiful architecture, so try our walking tour that takes you past the most famous buildings of the city. Try not to miss Miniatur Wunderland, a globally-reputed model railway museum.

Distance from Schwerin: 57 miles / 92 km

Hamburg is a popular place for expats in Germany

Rostock

If you wish to take a break from bustling cities, visit the quaint port town of Rostock, home to the stunning brick Gothic Marienkirche, the 13th-century Petrikirche, medieval fortifications and the seven-turreted Rathaus. Monuments aside, the town also boasts a pretty harbor, where you can gaze at the colorful ships and story-book houses. What’s even better, Warnemünde Beach is only a few miles from Rostock and promises 15 km (9.3 miles) of powdery white sand as well as lots of activities.

Distance from Schwerin: 57 mi / 92 km

Rostock harbor

Lübeck

The UNESCO-listed 12th-century city of Lübeck is compact and very easy to navigate. However, despite its small size, it really packs a punch in terms of attractions. Our self-guided walking tour is a great way to take in Lübeck Rathaus – generally agreed to be among the most beautiful town halls in Germany – St. Mary’s Church, the iconic Holstentor, the picturesque riverside structures and a couple of great museums. What’s more, this itinerary also promises great meals and time set aside to dig into the delicious marzipan specialties of Lübeck.

Distance from Schwerin: 45 miles / 72.6 km

Salzspeicher, Lübeck

Potsdam

A mere day here would only leave you craving more, but that’s no reason to not visit Potsdam, the home of some of Germany‘s most scintillating architecture. To make the most of your time, check out our itinerary to take in the architectural and cultural gems of the city in the course of a day. Start with the historic structures at the old market square, and let the day get better and better as you explore Potsdam Film Museum, lovely churches and remnants of medieval fortifications, the unique Dutch Quarter, Brandenburg Gate and the breathtaking Sanssoucci Palace.

Distance from Schwerin: 129 miles / 208 km

Chinese Grotto, Sanssouci Gardens

Magdeburg

For a dose of ancient history, head to the 1,200-year-old former Hanseatic city of Magdeburg. A perfect day in town would be visiting its top architectural highlights such as Magdeburg Cathedral, Johanniskirche, Grüne Zitadelle, Kanalbrücke and the old beautifully-preserved market square.

Distance from Schwerin: 104 miles / 168 km

Magdeburg

Kiel

Kiel is the perfect choice to delve into the rich maritime history of Northern Germany. Visit the super interesting Maritime Museum, stroll the Kiellinie waterside promenade, see the German U-995 submarine, and pay your respects to the martyred World War I sailors at Laboe Naval Memorial for a memorable day.

Distance from Schwerin: 71 miles / 114 km

Nikolai Church, Kiel

Hannover

Most travelers head to Hannover for the globally-famous Herrenhausen Palace and Gardens, but the city has a lot more to offer. Check out the stunning New Town Hall, browse the splendid art collection at Lower Saxony State Museum, chill by Lake Maschsee and visit the imposing ruins of the Aegidienkirche. Hannover also has sprawling parklands and forests that you rarely see in a bustling city.

Distance from Schwerin: 112 miles / 180 km

Herrenhausen Castle

Timmendorfer Strand

If the weather is favorable, a day at the beach is always a great idea. If you’re on a budget, you’ll be delighted to hear that Timmendorfer Strand was found to be the cheapest beach in Europe. Be assured that short on price doesn’t mean short on fun – Timmendorfer Strand has a long coastline comprising soft sand, naturist areas, a golf course, an aquarium, and the opportunity to indulge in water sports.

Distance from Schwerin: 60 miles / 96 km

Timmendorfer Strand, Germany

Brunswick

To get the taste of a quintessential German town, Braunschweig (Brunswick) is a great choice. When spending the day in town, make sure that you take a tour of the 12th-century Dankwarderode Castle with its many treasures, visit the original Residence Palace crowned by the Quadriga, and take in the historical setting with a walk down the old town square.

Distance from Schwerin: 101 miles / 162 km

Brunswick Altstadtmarkt

Bremen

Fancy visiting a fairy tale town? Bremen was the inspiration for the much-loved Grimm fairy tale, The Bremen Town Musicians, and still today, visitors line up to take photos with the sculpture of the four unlikely friends at Bremen town square. The 1,200-year-old Bremen Cathedral, the beautiful UNESCO-listed City Hall, and the lively promenade are also all fine spots to explore.

Distance from Schwerin: 114 miles / 184 km

Bremen Town Musicians sculpture
landscape with balloons floating in the air

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