2007 - Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
The national side of the commemorative coin shows Schwerin Castle. The appealing design is characterised by its high artistic quality, coherent concept and finely detailed execution. The design shows the castle's architectural multiplicity as seen from the city. This view is the one that most impresses tourists. The castle is instantly recognisable from the coin's design.
The visual representation of the water and bridge highlights the castle's insular setting. The typical quay walls and balustrades are depicted realistically. The park surrounding the castle, the Burggarten, is hinted at by the line of trees on either side. The coin succinctly captures the architectural ensemble, with its formal variety and plasticity, its starkly articulated façade and its fascinating landscape of roofs and turrets.
The seat of the regional parliament (Landtag) of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, which is also a landmark and symbol of the federal state capital, is vividly and realistically depicted in the coin design.
The design, together with the highly expressive inscription "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern" (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania), poignantly symbolises why the federal state, with its compelling combination of nature, history, art and modernity. is such a magnet for visitors. The design of the new national side is by Heinz Hoyer of Berlin.
The €2 commemorative coin has the same technical parameters as the regular issue €2 coin. They were minted in equal quantities in both mint condition and proof-like finish by all five German mints.
Issuing volume: 30 million
Issuing date: 2007-02-02