A kingdom with a fairy-tale palace
Where the guest is king: your city trip
Together, Schwerin and its palace make a brilliant holiday destination. Here our guests can be kings – with a view of Schwerin’s fairy-tale palace. All around the heart of the city you can discover treasures of art and culture, architecture and nature. Welcome to a royal holiday!
ART LOOTING | LOOTED ART
New exhibition from 24 October 2014 until 1 February 2015
The labyrinth of legitimate loot, the illegitimate looting of art during the last wars, or the traces of state-sponsored of individual theft – high-calibre masterpieces in today´s Staatliches Museum Schwerin conceal unseen secrets.
In 1807 more than 200 masterpieces were confiscated, and transported from Schwerin to Paris following Napoleon’s aim to establish a central museum of Europe representing the power, political strength, and military predominance of the Emperor Napoleon. During World War II, the Nazi Party organized art looting on a hitherto unsighted, and unknown scale. Some of the stolen pieces found their way back, and can be seen in the exhibition ART LOOTING | LOOTED ART in the Gallery of Old & New Masters.