Castles were built for defense, sometimes also serving as residences. Palaces are residences, sometimes also serving for defense. All are fascinating.
schwerin castle (german: schweriner schloss) is a castle located in the city of schwerin, the capital of the bundesland of mecklenburg-vorpommern, germany. for centuries it was the home of the dukes and grand dukes of mecklenburg and later mecklenburg-schwerin. it currently serves as the seat of the state parliament.