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The historical old city of Schwerin has much to interest a visitor. Prime amongst its attractions is the Castle, and what a castle! Whilst the building itself has taken on a bit of 17th and 19th century 'modernization' its position on an island within an inland lake indicates its strategic past!
The city itself was not bombed during WW2 and for those of you that have been to Germany and know some of its history this is a remarkable fact. Although all cities in Germany rebuilt, and most to original character, those that did not suffer bombing have that certain architectual integrity and Schwerin is such.
Situated in what was East Germany Schwerin is east of Hamburg and fits in well with touring of the Hansiatic Ports.
Construction for the castle began in the 14th century. Between 1843 and 1857 the castle was refashioned to include the Renaissance constructions of the 16th and early 17th centuries, and remains in this style today.
Since 1990 it has been home of the State parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Schwerin Castle (Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania)