Schwerin is a town of 90,000 people (or so) about 1 1/2 hours north of Berlin by train, and it’s the smallest city in Germany that is a capital of a Bundesland, a German state.  There are some beautiful sights there; here are some of them.

Schwerin Christmas Market stand of Aschenputtel (a.k.a. Cinderella)

Schwerin Christmas Market stand of Aschenputtel (a.k.a. Cinderella)

Schwerin's Weinachtspyramide (a.k.a. Christmas Pyramid -- it's a German tradition)

Schwerin’s Weinachtspyramide (a.k.a. Christmas Pyramid — it’s a German tradition)

Kids singing Christmas songs in Schwerin

Kids singing Christmas songs in Schwerin

Schwerin Castle, or at least part of it.  It's quite large.

Schwerin Castle, or at least part of it. It’s quite large.