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German-Swedish history

From Berlin to Rügen: Experience over 170 years of German-Swedish history that cover approximately 700 km either from up close or in your imagination.

From the island of Rügen in the north, to Großbeeren in the south of Berlin, from Gadebusch in the west, to Peenemünde and Usedom in the east: the Schwedenstraße is a project to remember the almost 300 years of dominance of the Swedish kingdom in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The project includes important events, such as the Thirty Years' War, the rise and fall of Sweden as a great power, the rise of Prussia, the social changes in the 18th Century and the vibrations caused by the Napoleonic wars.

It consists of a coastal route, an eastern route and a western route. Major tourist attractions document the German-Swedish history during the period from 1615 to 1830. Embark on a journey through time and discover the former administrative centres and residences of the Pomeranian dukes.

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Places along the "Schwedenstraße"

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Pomeranian State Museum

Built between 1998 and 2005 and using the edifices of the former monastery from the 15th century, the prize-winning ensemble of buildings belonging to the Pomeranian State Museum displays numerous pieces from prehistoric and early history, the age of Hanseatic towns, the emergence of the Imperial Resorts.
Built between 1998 and 2005 and using the edifices of the former monastery from the 15th century, the prize-winning ensemble of buildings belonging to the Pomeranian State Museum displays numerous pieces from prehistoric and early history, the age of...
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University of Greifswald

Domstraße 11, 17487 Greifswald
The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Especially the baroque main building with the old faculties in the middle of the old town is a popular destination for tourists.
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Dom St. Nikolai Greifswald

The Cathedral of Greifswald is one of the most beautiful sacred buildings in Northern Germany. The Cathedral is 100 m high and tops the Hanseatic city Greifswald. From its Tower Gallery you have an impressive view to the island of Rügen.
The slim Baroque onion tower with two lanterns replaced the Gothic spire in 1652. In 1456, the University of Greifswald was opened in St. Nikolai. Today it is venue of the Bach week of Greifswald. This year, guests experience compositions artists,...
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St. Petri Church

Kirchplatz 4, 17438 Wolgast
St. Petri's Church is the former court church of the dukes of Pomerania-Wolgast.