I don't know if you'd call this Italian Renaissance, but that's what this terraced area at the side of Schloss Schwerin made me think of.
On one side of the castle is this massive weeping beech. It and all the similarly massive trees around here were planted around 1860.
After Schwerin, we drove on to Lauenburg in Schleswig-Holstein. The town is on the Elbe. We popped down to the water's edge and reflected on how much of the Elbe we've seen on this journey...from near the mouth...to the source...and plenty of places in between.