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Art and architecture 1500 up to 1550

Schwerin Castle around 1530

In contrast to the art centres in Europe, artists in Mecklenburg continued to work in the late Gothic stylistic languages, which did not show any further development.

Croy-Teppich Greifswald
Croy tapestry, 1554

Philipp I., Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast, enlarges his residential palaces in the new Renaissance style. A prestigious, three-storey complex with four wings enclosing a central courtyard is completed in Ueckermünde in 1546. Visible from afar, a palace tower graced by a high, peaked helmet becomes the new landmark.