The Swedish Road
The Swedish Road is a 700 kilometer road that was established in the Swedish Occupation Period. It is popularly known as the Swedish Heritage Route or otherwise seen in the native language form throughout Germany as: Schwedenstrasse. The route has three key routes namely; the coastal route, the western route and the eastern route. It starts from Baltic Sea Island located east of Berlin to the Island of Usedom in the east. The Swedish Period began from 1630 when King Gustavus, popularly known as The Lion to the North' with his skilled troops set their foot in Eastern Germany on the island of Usedom. The great army conquered the Duchies of Pomerania and Wolgast. The period ended after the return of Wismar who had been in pledge to Sweden for 100 years. The two reasons why Gustavus entered in this war were that he believed in the course of Protestants and also feared the consequence of the rise of Emperor Ferdinand which would be a threat to him.
Cultural and Tourist attraction effects of the Swedish Road
The Swedish road brings to memory events such as the rise of Prussia after the fall of Sweden. It also brings to memory the effect of the Napoleonic Wars in the 18th Century. The main theme of the Swedish Route is showcasing the Swedish growth and dominance during the period which they prevailed over Germany. The road in itself brings to memory the occurrences from 1630 to 1851 period which Sweden prevailed over Germany and popularly referred to as the Swedish period. The road has a trail of cities and sites that were important in the Swedish era. There is the Old Swede Foundation which is a historical site that tourists tour The Old Swede is the first settlement where the first Swedish Settlers and few Finns arrived aboard the Kalmar Nyckel in 1638 to settle in. The region has the Burial Ground, the Old Swedes Church and the Hendrickson museum strategically situated along the road.
No shortage of shorelines
Among the beaches one can visit are the Warnemunde beach which has an enjoyable view of ships and allows one the experience to visit of the world's oldest ice-breaker ship. Tourist can also visit Warnemunde History Museum to get a feel of how the fishermen lived and how it developed to a coastal resort. Along the coastal road is the Baltic Sea Island. The Island has sandy beaches and natural scenery to warm the hearts of those seeking to have a break from their busy schedules. Fehrman, a sunshine aisle is a place that one could definitely want to spend their holiday. It's unique sunshine and windsurfing conditions give it a real niche feeling, and makes it an international scene likewise.
Numerous museums have been established along the Swedish Road bringing back to life the history of Germany and Sweden. Among the tourist attraction sites in the museums are; The Baroque castle and gardens of Griebenow. These are normally a symbol of the era in which ‘The Swedish People’ were a great power and force to contend with.
Some memories never fade
The beautiful and diverse countryside on both sides of the route makes it a worthwhile tourist destination. Touring through the Swedish Heritage Route gives one a unique experience of what culture and nature is One gets a feel of Swedish traditions such as celebrations of St. Lucy's day, which are still observed by communities along Mecklenburg Coast. The Swedish route is one of those historical iconic places any person needs to experience on their own. It brings back the happier memories of the Swedish Era. Besides that, one gets to enjoy the unique world class beaches and resorts that will definitely calm the soul and mind after learning about the Swedish- German wars of the 17th Century.