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Dorfstrasse 16, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, 19061, Germany
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Market square seen from passage under town hall
Schusterstraße towards the Dom
Arsenal, side tower
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The palace is named after the widowed Grandduchess Marie, the wife of Friedrich Franz II, who lived here after the death of her husband. The building was erected in 1776 but redesigned to its present state in historistic French baroque style in the 1870s.
Siegessäule - Victory Column
The monument in the park in front of the Schloss was erected in 1874 to recall Germany’s victory over France in the war of 1870/71 which lead to the foundation of the second Empire. The sculptor Hermann Willebrand designed it after ancient Roman models.
Until 1160 on this position stood a Slavic border fortress. Henry the Lionheart burnt down this fortress and errected a island-fortress for the Counts of Schwerin. From the 14th century to 1918, Schwerin castle served as the residence of the Dukes and Arch-Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
Since 1990 it has been home of the State parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
"The backside of the castle"
"Wow, they actually have a statue of me"
"The museum inside"
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