The town of Schwerin has over one thousand years of history. Surrounded by several picturesque lakes, the town acts as the capital of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region of Germany. Undoubtedly the main attraction here would be Schwerin Castle. Situated on an island in the Schweriner See, the largest of the lakes, it currently acts as the seat of the region's parliament and due to its enormity, and stunning, romantic-era architecture it has earned the name of the "Neuschwanstein of the North". A quiet and fascinating place, rent a car in Schwerin and explore this historic and beautiful city which boasts an array of old buildings and is every bit the classic central-European "fairytale" town, at your own pace. It's a town which is brimming with culture. Art lovers will enjoy a trip to the State Art Museum, which hosts an impressive collection of 16th century Dutch art as well as German medieval and renaissance art also. It's also worth taking your car rental from Schwerin and taking a leisurely drive around the attractive landscapes of the surrounding areas. Also, with the Baltic Sea just a couple of hours drive away to the north, and Berlin just two hours to the south, Schwerin is a great town to use as a base and see the wider area of north-eastern Germany.