schweriner

“Schwerin Palace, or Schwerin Castle (#German: Schweriner Schloss, German pronunciation: [ʃvɛˈʁiːn]), is a palatial schloss located in the city of #Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state, #Germany. It is situated on an island in the city’s main lake, the #Schweriner See.

For centuries the #palace was the home of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg and later Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Today it serves as the residence of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state parliament (German: Landtag).

It is regarded as one of the most important works of romantic Historicism in #Europe and is designated to become a World Heritage Site. It is nicknamed ”#Neuschwanstein of the North".

The current palace was built between 1845 and 1857, as a cooperation of the renowned historicist architects Gottfried Semper, Friedrich August Stüler, Georg Adolf Demmler and Ernst Friedrich Zwirner.“ -wikipedia.com

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Queen Wilhelmina (1880-1962) wore a sapphire tiara which was given to her by the people of the Netherlands on occasion of her wedding to Prince Heinrich of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in 1901. The parure, designed by the film Vila Israel and make by Hoeting from more than 800 pieces, was included a very large Indian diamond for the center.