Once the dukes of Mecklenburg resided on an island in Lake Schwerin, today visitors enjoy the idyllic location of the state capital. The state capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern of the same name stretches along Lake Schwerin. Numerous bodies of water characterize the image of the city center with the castle, the former residence of the dukes of Mecklenburg. The impressive landmark, built until 1857, is picturesquely situated on an island. Another attraction is the Schwerin State Museum with its important collections of paintings and sculptures from the 16th to 20th centuries. The cathedral rises to the highest point of the old town. The 117-meter-high tower of the basilica is the highest in eastern Germany. From IntercityHotel Schwerin near the train station, you can quickly reach Schwerin's historic city center. Boat trip to Kaninchenwerder Near the castle, the White Fleet excursion boats invite you to an eventful trip to Kaninchenwerder Island. Experience an interesting nature reserve with many bird species.