Between Schwerin and Güstrow lies the typically Mecklenburg town of Sternberg, whose unusually large town church alone is worth a visit. It owes its size to the Mecklenburg prince Heinrich II, who began systematically rebuilding the town and building the representative church after a town fire in 1309. A year later he made Sternberg his main residence.
On the site of today's Sternberg there was already a Slavic hilltop castle in the 7th and 8th centuries. Prince Pribislaw I of Parchim-Richenberg founded the town of Sternberg in 1248, which was systematically rebuilt after a town fire in 1309 by Prince Heinrich II and designated as his residence. The town church was begun in 1309 as a brick building and completed in 1322. It was built a three-nave hall church of five bays. During restoration work in 1895, paintings from the 14th century were discovered and restored with strong additions.The Sternberg town church is a three-nave, five-bay brick hall church. It belongs to the type of halls without a choir, because the nave and the choir are structurally separated.
Special sights are a Walcker organ, this is one of the last preserved organs in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and a large fresco depicting the introduction of the Reformation in 1549.