We are flying into Berlin in August and would like to travel to Schwerin by train if possible. Do anybody know if this is a good/possible way to travel there if you are not familiar with the country (it is our first trip to Germany) we would like to see as much of the country as we can as we only have 5 days. We would like to the go on to Hamburg in the same way. The other idea is hiring a car but didn't really want to have to drive.
Also if anyone could recommend a good hotel/guest house in Berlin and hamburg I would be grateful.