Buchhandlung „Ein guter Tag” – Schwerin


One of the great things about Germany – there are many others – is that Germans simply like BOOKS! And that is only good, because from knowledge comes progress and enlightenment and the world could use both at the moment!

We have written before on this blog about a small town in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern called Grabow where the library is the nicest looking building in the town. […] Continue Reading…

Benjamin Britten’s Opera ‘Peter Grimes’ – Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater, Schwerin

Benjamin Britten’s Opera ‘Peter Grimes’ – Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater, Schwerin
Musical direction -Daniel Huppert
Production -Toni Burkhardt
Stage design -Wolfgang Kurima Rauschning
Costumes -Toni Burkhardt
Chore study -Ulrich Barthel
Dramatics -Dr. Peter Larsen


Peter Grimes, ein Fischer

Paul McNamara

Ellen Orford, Witwe und Lehrerin

Kathleen Eve Parker / Sonja Mühleck

 Kapitän Balstrode

Espen Fegran

 Tantchen, Wirtin des “Haifisch”

Itziar Lesaka

Erste Nichte

Katrin Hübner

Zweite Nichte, Hauptattraktion des “Haifisch”

Ks. Petra Nadvornik

 Bob […] Continue Reading…

‘Weinhaus Uhle’, Schwerin

‘Weinhaus Uhle’ in the Schusterstraße in the North German town of Schwerin has been given a new lease on life! As of last weekend this the historic restaurant, on the corner to the Engenstraße/ Schusterstraße will be re-opened.

This  restaurant/bistro with wine shop with Hotel will reopen. The new hotel will follow in December. The whole enterprise is lead by Dirk Frymark whom together with his wife Annika will bring some light into […] Continue Reading…

“Little Festival in the park” – Schlosspark Ludwigslust -Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

“Little Festival in the park”   – Schlosspark Ludwigslust
“Little Festival in the park” at Schlosspark Ludwigslust will take place tomorrow!

It will include acrobatics, circus, cabaret and much more at Schlosspark Ludwigslust officially starting at 1800hrs.


The park is really big. But really small is the “Little Festival”, which is now celebrated for more than 20 years there, not.

Many comedians, cabaret artists, acrobats, magicians and musicians populate the […] Continue Reading…

This Sunday – 17th July 1600hrs/ Bariton Christian Gerhaher and Pianist Gerold Huber Schubert Lieder – Heiligen-Geist-Kirche Wismar – Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Bariton Christian Gerhaher and Pianist Gerold Huber
Liederabend in the ‘Heiligen-Geist-Kirche’
1600 hrs Sunday 17th July
Lübsche Str., 23966 Wismar

An den Mond in einer Herbstnacht D 614
Hoffnung D 295
Im Jänner 1817 “Tiefes Leid” D 876
Abschied D 475
Herbst D 945
Über Wildemann D 884
Der Wanderer D 649
Der Wanderer an den Mond D 870
Der Zwerg D 771
Abendstern D 806
Im Walde D 834
Nach einem Gewitter D 561
Der Schiffer D 694
An die Nachtigall […] Continue Reading…

Pre-war North German Ghost-Signs in Schwerin

A ‘ghost sign’ is an old hand-painted advertising sign or notice that has been preserved on a building and persisted for an extended period of time – even long after the product advertised even exits.

Often times they would be painted on the side of building, and then a new neighbouring building would arise smothering the sign. And now when this ‘interfering’ building is now torn down, or was […] Continue Reading…

“Quadro Vento” Chamber Music concert in Schwerin – 1930 hrs Friday, 10th June


For the first time in the series “Culture in the hall” HOF-Medewege will feature an ensemble of the Mecklenburg Staatskapelle Schwerin.

Audrey Massaka – Violin
Brita Lenke – Viola
Kathrin Vogler-Georgi – Cello
Hans- Matthias Glaßmann – Clarinet

 The program of the recently founded “Quadro Vento” consists of works of classical to modern. The following composers music will be performed: C. Stamitz, B. H. Crusell, I. Müller, […] Continue Reading…

Where to drink coffee in Schwerin – ‘KostBar’ – Schwerin


The ‘KostBar – Schwerin is a new and fine example of how North German cities like Schwerin are starting to get even more ‘gemütlich’. The name is sort of play on the words ‘kost’ which means ‘food’ and ‘kostbar’ which means ‘precious’.

When I went by last week there was a great concert on an up-right piano on one side of the roomy and newly renovated space, […] Continue Reading…

Where to drink coffee in Schwerin [1] Konditorei und Cafe Rothe in Schwerin

 The ‘Konditorei und Cafe Rothe’  in Schwerin is simply called ‘Cafe Rothe’. There are in fact 3 different locations, Puschkinstrasse 14 ,Am Markt 11/12 and Schloßparkcenter.

A ‘Konditorei’ is the German word for a pâtisserie or confectionery shop and usually offers a wide variety of pastries and typically also serves as a café. In Germany and Austria a Konditorei is classically the place to have a […] Continue Reading…

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar -Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater, Schwerin

The Merry Widow -Operetta in three acts -Music by Franz Lehar
Music by Franz Lehár
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Schwerin text by Cordula Däuper and Mark Schachtsiek
Conducted by Gregor Rot
Director: Cordula Däuper
Stage: Ralph Zeger
Costumes: Sophie du Vinage
Chorus: Ulrich Barthel
Choreographed by Rüdiger Daas
Dramaturgy: Katharina Riedeberger
Baron Mirko Zeta0-Christian Hees
Valencienne-Katrin Hübner

Graf Danilo Danilowitsch-Markus Vollberg
Hanna Glawari-Ks. Petra Nadvornik
Camille de Rossillon-Raphael Pauß
Vicomte Cascada-Niccoló Paudler
Raoul de Saint-Brioche-Alexander Tremmel
Bogdanowitsch-Franz Sieveke
Silviane-Stamatia Gerothanasi
Kromow-Martin Scheil
Olga, […] Continue Reading…