Essay by OswaldHigh School, 12th gradeA+, May 2005

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This paper contains information about the German State of Mecklenburf-Vorpommern. It goes over the basic history, economy, four major cities, two famous people from the state, and basic cuisine.

Mecklenburg, an area in northeast Germany, in was first settled by Germanic tribes in 500 A.D. One hundred years later, the Slavs moved into the region and eventually built a castle named Mechelenburg. This castle is where Mecklenburg derived its name. Much like Mecklenburg, the Slavs settled Pomerania in 600A.D. After hundreds of years under the rule of the Danish, Swedish, and Prussia, they were officially combined to make Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 1945.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has a basic economy of shipbuilding, fishing, and forestry. This is due to its position in Germany. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is located in the northeast of Germany on the Baltic Sea, so shipbuilding and fishing comes easily to the state. Also, with much of its land covered by forests, so forestry is another easy job for the people of the state.

The capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is Schwerin, known as the city of the seven lakes and forests. The Schwerin Chateau, located on an island in Lake Schwerin, is one of the best examples of historic Germany. It displays a beautiful historic art gallery that attracts many tourists. Also, the Schwerin Cathedral, another irresistible tourist feature, is a perfect example of gothic architecture in Germany. In addition, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has classical architecture such as the Regional Museum and, most notably, the State Theatre. Finally, for the more modern day tourists, Schwerin has a casino.

The Hanseatic City of Griefswald has architecture from the Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance eras. This city was one of the founder cities for the Hanseatic League. Griefswald is well know for The Saint Nickolai Cathedral, Saint Marien Church, and the Eldena Cistercian Monastery. These three buildings represent...

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