Sunday, July 10, 2016

Schwerin Castle & Gustrow Palace, Germany

Schwerin, population 90,000, is surrounded by five lakes. On an island in one of the lakes stands impressive Schwerin Castle.
 Built between 1845 and 1857 the castle is accessed via a bridge.
Extensive renovations have been going on for over 10 years--explaining the monster-size crane to the right.
 The castle is now seat of the regional government.
 Another bridge leads to extensive gardens.
Gustrow, with a population of only 28,000, sure has an impressive post office building (that's the building behind the fountain).
 Gustrow is an out-of-the-way town but, had to come here to see Gustrow Palace.
 The Renaissance-style palace was built in 1589.
 View inside the courtyard.
A moat runs around the palace.

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