Right in the centre of Schwerin is the enormous Schwerin Domkirke, which dates back to the 12th century. The former Roman Catholic cathedral was, in its time, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist, and the original building was made of wood. Over the years, the church has been a place of pilgrimage, as it is believed that Count Heinreich I of Schwerin brought a drop of Christ's blood from a crusade in Jerusalem and placed it in the church. The cathedral's distinctive tower is 117.5 metres high and was built between 1889 and 1893. From here you have a fantastic view of Schwerin.
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