Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Coming up on Enjoy Food & Travel in August – Schwerin, Germany

The second round of Urban Portraits, an exhibition of paintings by Malin Kjelsrud and sculptures by Kristin Rasmussen opens in Schwerin Thursday 21st 2008. As one of the paintings on display is of me, I have invited to the opening. This means I will travel to Germany, departing August 20th from Oslo to Hamburg returning August 23rd.

Travelling with Norwegian Air Shuttle mid week, you may really get a bargain flight, and I did. For only NOK 348 (EURO 43) I got a flight leaving Oslo 12.25 PM, arriving in Hamburg 2 PM. Finding a bargain for the weekend is much worse. The return ticket on Saturday 23rd operated by SAS with stopover in Copenhagen was pricier, but not expensive, NOK 1401 (EURO 175).

We will during our visit stay at InterCity Hotel Schwerin at Special Price 74 EURO per night, including breakfast. Review of the hotel will follow.

Schwerin is located in the Lake District in Vorpommern, and has a population of a little under 100 000 inhabitants. It has a history is spanning the last millennium starting with a settlement in the 11th century.

Of sights you have:

  • Schwerin Castle, located on an island in Schweriner See, for centuries the residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg and today is the seat of the Landtag (state parliament).
  • Schwerin Cathedral, built in 1260–1416 in Brick Gothic style.
  • The Alter Garten (Old Garden) square, surrounded by buildings such as the 18th-century Altes Palais (Old Palace), the neoclassical Staatliches Museum Schwerin (State Art Museum), built in 1877–1882, and the Staatstheater (City Theater), erected in 1886.
  • The town hall (18th century)
  • Schelfkirche (Saint Nicolai, originally built 1238, but rebuilt in 1713 after destruction by a storm

I look forward to see this old Historic city and stories will follow on Enjoy Food & Travel.

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