City & History

Schwaan was founded in the 13th century on an old trade route and, like many northern German citys, is of Slavic origin. It owes its foundation to its favorable location between the Warnow and Beke rivers. In 1765, Schwaan was almost completely burnt down by a major fire, but the historic city center has been preserved in its original form. This includes the town hall, the church, the rectory with the vicarage, the oldest school building and the watermill, which now houses the art museum.

city hall I

Information on the city administration

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Emergency services

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City history

Find out more about the history of Schwaan here.

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Here you will find an overview of all medical practices in Schwaan.

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Franz Bunke

* Schwaan 03.12.1857 - † 06.07.1939 Weimar

Bunke was born the son of a millwright in Schwaan. Thanks to his parents' open-mindedness, he was able to pursue his artistic inclinations at an early age. In the spring of 1878, Bunke began studying at the...

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Events and happenings in Schwaan and the surrounding area

MAY 28
19:30 Franz-Parr-Platz 8, 18273 Güstrow
MAY 28
Howard Carpendale - LET'S DO IT AGAIN!
20:00 Südring 90, 18059 Rostock
MAY 28
Flute concert in the afternoon
17:00 Beim St.-Katharinenstift 8, 18055 Rostock