Castle Schwerin - Germany
The Schwerin Castle is situated on an island in the middle of the Schweriner Lake in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. The castle serves as a residence for the parliamentarians of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as well as a musuem. The castle is on of the important examples for Romantic Historicism in Europe and the Residence Ensemble Schwerin is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage since 2014.
History of Castle Schwerin
Gottfried Semper, Friedrich August Stüler, George Adolf Demmler and Ernst Friedrich Zuriner were the architect who built the catsle between 1845-1857. It served as a home for the dukes of Mecklenburg. It took 12 years to complete the castle which has inspiration of French Renaissance Castles.
After a fire in 1913 one third of the castle was destroyed and the reconstruction was still in progress when the Revolution (November Revolution) of 1918 resulted. In 1948 it became the house of the state parliament and afterwards a School/College for Kindergarden Teachers between 1952-1981. Dating 1990, the seat of the Landtag (State Diet) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Museum of Castle Schwerin
Starting 1974 some rooms were used as an Art Museum. Precious objects and artwork obtained over the centuries by Grand Dukes who where living in the castle are now on display. Apart of the musuem also the surrounding and panoramic view is amazing. As mush as the interior part also the gardens which are made in Baroque style are a pleasure for the eyes.
Pagan chief or prince of the Slavic Obotrites and an ancestor of the House of Mecklenburg. He became chief of the Obotrite confederacy, including the Kissini and the Circipani, between the years 1130 and 1131. He remained in this position until his death in 1160. At the same time he was Lord of Schwerin, Quetzin and Malchow. For nearly 30 years he resisted Saxon princes, especially Henry the Lion during the Wendish Crusade. He fought the conversion of the pagan Polabian Slavs to Christianity. Vikipedia