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Schwerin Castle: It Began with the City

Schwerin Castle was a sanctuary of sciences over 30 years in the last century: a Teachers College was located here, and now the state Parliament of Mecklenburg, Western Pomerania, is there. Originally this place was a short Slavic fortress. The castle in its present shape arose after several upgrades in the middle of the XIX century. Its eclectic look is the merit of the architect and politician Georg Adolf Demmler, who combined features of seven styles with a preference to the Renaissance in the architecture of the castle. 

The central building of Schwerin Castle is pentagonal, with towers, the equestrian statue of the Niklot- the ancestor of the Dukes of Mecklenburg- on the facade. There are 653 halls inside the castle with furniture made of precious wood, stucco, wood carvings, statues, paintings and porcelain. One of the halls is a gallery of portraits of local dukes. You should see the throne hall, if only for the marble columns and massive gilded doors. Although the castle houses the State Parliament, some of its facilities are a museum. The church of the middle of the XVI century with stained-glass windows and the image of the sky on the vault is in the castle’s courtyard. The castle is surrounded by an English park, with greenhouses and sculptures.

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