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Schwerin



Introduction of Schwerin
Capital city of Mecklenburg Western Pomeraniain the NW, on Lake Schwerin, 110 mi NW of Berlin.A commercial and industrial center today, Schwerinwas first mentioned in 1018 and was chartered byHenry the Lion in 1160, when it also became an episcopalsee. The Reformation was introduced in 1524,and the town was occupied by Roman Catholic imperialforces under Wallenstein from 1624 to 1631 duringthe Thirty Years' War. There is a 14th- to15th-century cathedral and a 19th-century ducal palaceon an island in the lake. Schwerin was the capitalof what was the Mecklenburg state.Capital city of Mecklenburg Western Pomeraniain the NW, on Lake Schwerin, 110 mi NW of Berlin.A commercial and industrial center today, Schwerinwas first mentioned in 1018 and was chartered byHenry the Lion in 1160, when it also became an episcopalsee. The Reformation was introduced in 1524,and the town was occupied by Roman Catholic imperialforces under Wallenstein from 1624 to 1631 duringthe Thirty Years' War. There is a 14th- to15th-century cathedral and a 19th-century ducal palaceon an island in the lake. Schwerin was the capitalof what was the Mecklenburg state.

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