Castle Schwerin of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Germany

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

Castle Schwerin Garden View

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.