Schwerin är huvudstad i den tyska delstaten Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Den ligger omkring 55 kilometer sydost om Lübeck och omkring 70 kilometer syd om Rostock.
Teh city was first mentioned in 1018 and was granted city rights in 1160, thus it is the oldest city of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is known for its romantic S Palace, crowning an island in the Lake S . The city also has a largely intact old town, thanks to only minor damage in World War II.
S is located within the metropolitan region of Hamburg and close to that of Berlin, and to nearby regiopolises of Rostock and Lübeck.