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Germany or the Federal Republic of Germany is located in Central Europe with Berlin as its capital city. The German language was once the lingua franca of central, eastern and northern Europe. It is a member state of the United Nations, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G8, Group of 8, and the G4, Group of 4, nations, and is a founding member of the European Union. It is the European Union's most populous and most economically powerful member state. Germany is one of the largest European economies and the third largest economy in the world in real terms.
Schwerin is a town in northern Germany. It is the capital of the state Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The population, as of 2005, was 97,045 living within an area of 130.46 square kilometers. Schwerin is surrounded by lakes. The largest of these lakes, the Schweriner See, has an area of 60 kilometers. In the midst of the lakes there was an Obotritic settlement as early as in the 11th century. The area was called Zuarin, and the name Schwerin is obviously derived from that designation. The landmark of the city is the Schwerin Castle, located on an island in the lake of Schweriner. It was for centuries the residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg and today is the seat of the Landtag or State parliament.

The landmarks of the city are the Brick Gothic style Schwerin Cathedral, the Alter Garten, the 18th century Altes Palais, the neoclassical Staatliches Museum, the Schwerin-Kunstsammlunger, the Staatstheater, the town hall, the Schelfkirche, the TV Tower, the Technische Museum, and the former Marstall.

Tourism in Germany has expanded since the end of World War II, and many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history. The countryside exhibits a pastoral aura, while its cities exhibit both a modern and classical feel.

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