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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

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.
The Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, founded in 1456, is the second oldest in Northern Europe. It was founded on the initiative of the then mayor - and soon thereafter the first rector - Heinrich Rubenow. Due to its long tradition, the...
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Greifswald Cathedral

Greifswald Cathedral is one of the most beautiful religious buildings in Northern Germany. With its 100 m high tower it towers above the Hanseatic city of Greifswald. From its tower gallery you have an impressive view as far as the island of Rügen.
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St. Petri Church

St. Petri's Church is the former court church of the dukes of Pomerania-Wolgast.
The three-naved basilica from the 14th century was the court church of the dukes of Pomerania-Wolgast. It was built around 1350 in honor of the Apostle Petrus. Originally a pagan temple was said to have been erected at the same spot, which Otto von...