Alt Schwerin

Alt Schwerin is a municipality in the western part of the Mecklenburg Lake District Mecklenburg -Vorpommern ( Germany ). It is administered by the Office Malchow, located in the eponymous city.


Alt Schwerin is on Tauchow between Drewitzer and Plau.

At Alt Schwerin include the districts Glashütte, Jürgenshof, monk Busch, Ortkrug, Wendorf and Werder.



The name is said with Polabian ZVER for wild animal or Zverin for deer park, zoo or horse farm related. Speculation about a lineage of the toponym from the Slavic god Svarog ( Swarzyn, place of Svarog ) can not be supported.

Notwithstanding this he was of the old Germanic Swaran ( defend, cognate with swear ) derived that could have been later reinterpreted by immigrant Slavs within the meaning of ZVER.


The town was first mentioned in 1289. He was originally a farming village. In the 14th century until the late 17th century a family Gamm was named as the owner of the goods Alt Schwerin. Especially after the Thirty Years War, transformed the place to estate village. In the 19th century the two large field stone cottages in the village street originated. In 1899 John took Schlutius the estate. In the last Alt Schwerin Mecklenburg glassworks in 1901 closed. In 1945 the expropriation without compensation of goods in Alt Schwerin and Jürgenshof.

Alt Schwerin since the 1960s with the tourists and the village, of which testify to the Agroneum ( Agricultural Historical Museum ), two hotels, two camping sites, restaurant and biking trails in the Nature Park Nossentin / Schwinzer Heath.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on 12 May 2006 by the Home Office and registered under No. 300 of the coat of arms role of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Culture and sights

→ See also List of monuments in Alt Schwerin

  • Gothic village church Alt Schwerin, a hall church in brick in the 14th century; Neo-Gothic west tower of field and brick of 1866 with octagonal spire; Grave chapels from the 18th century.
  • Baroque manor house in 1773. Elfachsige The single-storey brick building with basement and mansard roof is surrounded by a park on and is now used as a retirement home. The wrought iron entrance gate to the park was on the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 a special prize and was originally from Vollrathsruhe.
  • An Agricultural History Museum shows the development of the Mecklenburg agriculture.
  • A granite cross stands on the connecting road to the neighboring sparow in a forest. It probably dates from the 19th century. It is unclear whether this was a way for the brand Sparower who had come to visit the church to Alt Schwerin or whether it is a penitential cross. According to oral tradition, a farmer said to have been robbed and murdered at this point, the only mitführte butter from a barter transaction.

North shore of Lake Plau

Butter Cross at Sparower Kirchsteig


  • Ernst Sellin (1867-1946), theologian and biblical archaeologist.