A Bronze Age gravesite in today´s city quarter Am Waldrand indicates the former settlement.
Slavic settlement is proven. There was a fortified castle rampart at the Oder River.
The castle of the Pomeranian dukes stood where today´s Uckermark Stages are.
The castle and settlement come under the ownership of the Brandenburg margraves John I and Otto III.
The first documentary reference is made to the town of Schwedt.
Together with other towns, the town Schwedt stands bail for the peace concluded in Vierraden between Brandenburg and Pomerania.
Schwedt is mentioned as a minting place.
First documentary mention of the part of Schwedt today called "Heinersdorf".
Schwedt comes under Pomeranian ownership.
Brandenburg margraves take possession of Schwedt.
Schwedt is a customs place.
Pomeranian dukes take possession of Schwedt again.
Schwedt at last comes under Brandenburg ownership.
Schwedt is purchased by the Counts of Hohenstein.
A town school is established. The Reformation is introduced in Schwedt.
The town hall is built at the market place.
A dam is built at the Oder valley.
As a so-called "open fiefdom", the Schwedt-Vierraden dominion falls to the electors of Brandenburg.
Schwedt has about 850 inhabitants.
During the Thirty Years´ War, Schwedt is devastated and pillaged 32 times.
King Gustavus Adolphus goes into a fortified camp at Kuhheide.
Schwedt is fired upon with fire balls and destroyed almost completely.
Schwedt´s marketplace has a Roland monument.
Dorothy, second wife of Elector Frederic William of Brandenburg, purchases the town and dominion of Schwedt. She has a castle erected and the town newly laid out according to plans by Dutch architects.
A pile bridge is erected across the Oder River.
A fire incinerates large parts of the town.
Along with the immigration of Huguenots, the first tobacco planters from France settle in Schwedt.
After the death of Dorothy, her eldest son, margrave Philipp William, obtains the dominion of Schwedt-Wildenbruch and establishes the margravate Schwedt, whereupon the town of Schwedt is enlarged into a baroque residency.
Schwedt becomes a garrison town.
König Friedrich Wilhelm I. übernimmt die Vormundschaft über den noch nicht volljährigen Friedrich Wilhelm, Sohn des verstorbenen Markgrafen Philipp Wilhelm.
King Frederic William Lassumes guardianship over Frederic William, the underaged son of the late margrave Philipp William.
Schwedt has 1,722 inhabitants.
Gatow, today a part of Schwedt, changes hands from Pomerania to Brandenburg.
David Gilly, classicist architect is born in Schwedt.
Schwedt is assigned the 1st Brandenburg Dragoon Regiment No. 2 as a garrison.
Frederic Henry, brother of Frederic William, becomes margrave and has an operetta theatre for 400 spectators built in the orangery of the castle. Schwedt becomes one of the first theatre towns in Germany.
George William Berlishky becomes the regional architect of the Schwedt dominion.
The French round church (today Berlishky Pavilion) is built.
The Harlan brothers build the first tobacco manufactory in Schwedt.
The philosopher Karl Wilhelm Solger is born in Schwedt.
After the death of the last margrave, the Schwedt dominion falls to the Prussian royal dynasty.
The composer Johann Abraham Peter Schulz dies in Schwedt.
The bridge across the Oder River burns down.
Napoleonic troops take the town.
The first elections of town councillors establishes the beginning of democracy resulting from the Stein-Hardenberg reforms.
In an expedition against Napoleon, the Schwedt dragoon regiment gains the "Schwedt eagle" as a traditional emblem.
Schwedt belongs to the newly-founded Angermünde district.
The Berlin–Stettin causeway via Schwedt is finished.
A wooden bridge leads across the Oder River.
Foundation of a steam-ship line.
A hospital with 43 beds is opened (today the building of the Uckermark Clinic in the Bahnhofstraße).
The military riding school of the Prussian army moves from Berlin to Schwedt.
Schwedt has 6,725 inhabitants.
The entire town is flooded during the biggest flood up to that time.
The first official tobacco market takes place.
There are 13 tobacco manufactories in Schwedt.
The synagogue of the Jewish parish is consecrated.
A municipal hospital is built in front of the Augustiner Gate (today 32 Lindenallee).
A gasworks is built.
The Hohenzollern become owners of the Schwedt dominion.
Start of train service between Angermünde and Schwedt.
Schwedt gets an Inferior Court.
The St. Catherine Town Church – existing since the 13th century – is rebuilt after a fire.
Schwedt is integrated into the telephone network.
Schwedt has 10,114 inhabitants.
The Catholic church is consecrated.
The Hohensaaten-Friedrichsthaler-Wasserstraße Canal is built.
The Arnim Palace at the Schlossfreiheit Avenue becomes the new town hall.
The sewer system and water main are finished.
A fire destroys the wooden bridge across the Oder River.
240 inhabitants of Schwedt die during World War I.
The Schwedt dragoons are made a part of the Cavalry Regiment No. 6.
Schwedt gets electric street lighting.
The bridge across the Oder River burns down.
In place of the burned wooden bridge, a concrete arched bridge is built.
A regional museum opens in the castle.
Prussian Cavalry Regiment No. 6 abandons Schwedt and goes to Darmstadt.
During the night of the pogrom of November 9, the synagogue of Schwedt is destroyed.
For the purpose of defence a bridge-head is built at Schwedt. Offers for surrender meet refusal. The bridge across the canal is blown up. The approaching Red Army destroys 85% of the town.
Opening of a vocational school and the girls´ school (today´s "HIT" cultural youth centre). After the currency reform the town has no more financial resources.
Flood after the breaking of a dike. Foundation of the publicly-owned enterprise (VEB) Rohtabak (raw tobacco).
The first day-nursery opens.
The town bridge across the canal is opened to traffic. Laying of the foundation-stone for the paper mill (today LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH).
Laying of the foundation-stone for the mineral oil processing plant (today PCK Refinery Schwedt GmbH).
To the west and to the north of the old part of town, the Julian-Marchlewski-Ring street is built.
Schwedt becomes a town with county status.
The oil pipeline "Freundschaft" ("Friendship") goes into operation.
To the northwest of the Berliner Straße, the residential quarter "Neue Zeit" ("New Time") is built.
Schwedt celebrates its 700th anniversary.
Laying of the foundation-stone for the large-scale bakery (today´s Schwedter Backwaren GmbH).
The residential quarter "Talsand" comes into being.
With one 50 m swimming pool so far, the Waldbad ("Forest Pool") opens its first season.
The residential quarter "Am Waldrand ("On the Edge of the Forest") is built.
The "Centrum" department store opens its doors.
The "Dr. Salvador Allende" district hospital (today Uckermark Clinic) opens with 600 beds. Since 1961 13,897 flats, 12 schools, 19 nurseries, 9 supermarkets, 8 gyms and 4 medical practices have come into being.
Heinersdorf becomes part of Schwedt.
The Schwedt shoe factory goes into production.
The cultural centre is opened (today Uckermark Stages).
With the "intimate theatre" the Schwedt Theatre gets another performance space. The polder area near Schwedt becomes a bird sanctuary and is declared a wetland area of international importance (FIB).
Schwedt has 52,284 inhabitants.
The residential quarter "Kastanienallee" ("Chestnut Avenue") is built.
The Berlishky Pavilion becomes part of the town´s cultural life.
The PCK company clinic (today Schwedt Outpatients´ Health Centre GmbH) opens.
Leverkusen becomes a twin town of Schwedt.
First local election after the Wall came down. Schwedt celebrates its 725th anniversary.
The Petrochemical Combine is privatized.
Laying of the foundation-stone for the Haindl Papier GmbH Schwedt Plant.
The City of Schwedt/Oder becomes a city within the newly-established Uckermark rural district. Gatow, Kunow and Blumenhagen become parts of Schwedt.
With the opening of a supra-regional shopping centre and several shopping arcades, Schwedt becomes the shopping town of the region.
Laying of the foundation-stone for the sports hall "Neue Zeit".
The 1st Schwedt Town Festival takes place under the motto "Historical Expedition". An act regarding the establishment of the Unteres Odertal National Park is passed.
The public library has its 50th birthday.
The biggest cinema of the Uckermark – named "Cinestar" – opens its doors.
The new "bucket elevator" bridge is opened.
The flood of the century threatens to reach Schwedt and stops just before its gates.
Kummerow becomes the fifth part of the city.
The Uckermark Stages Schwedt celebrate their 20th anniversary.
BMX European Championship is held in Schwedt/Oder.
Schwedt/Oder celebrates the 10th anniversary of its partnership with the city of Leverkusen. Opening of the "AquariUM" recreational pool.
In the presence of Manfred Stolpe, Prime Minister of Brandenburg, the first ramming impact for the Schwedt harbour takes place. Under the headline "Travel through the Millennium" the townsfolk celebrate the 2nd Schwedt Town Festival.
The municipal museum is 70 years old.
The foot and cycle path bridge at the sluice is opened.
Sanitation, demolition and residential quarter surroundings are the central themes of Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder´s visit to Schwedt/Oder.
Criewen and Zützen become parts of Schwedt.
The Schwedt port is opened to traffic.
For its integrated urban development conception, Schwedt/Oder is awarded 1st prize in the federal competition "Stadtumbau Ost" (reconstruction of Eastern towns).
Urban regeneration in the area of Talsand is completed.
Hohenfelde and Vierraden become districts of Schwedt/Oder.
Papiermaschine IV (a paper-making machine) producing high quality magazine paper starts operating.
A Bioethanol factory starts operating on the PCK-site.
The town hall in the Vierraden district is given a historical facelift following a comprehensive renovation programme.
The trade fair INKONTAKT is held for the first time.
With the 3rd Schwedt Town Festival under the slogan “Zeitenwandel” (changing times), the people of Schwedt celebrate the first documentary recording of the town 740 yeas ago.
A referendum is held on 13th November 2005 on the possible privatisation of the Uckermark clinic.
The School of Music and Art celebrates its 35th anniversary staging the inspirational show “In 80 Minuten um die Welt" (Around the world in 80 minutes).
The town of Schwedt/Oder celebrates midsummer night on 23rd June 2006.
The German President Horst Köhler makes a stopover in the town and watches the film “Der letzte Zug” (The Last Train) at the FilmforUM with school pupils from Schwedt.
The western bulwark is completed and inaugurated for the traditional midsummer night festival. The "Johann Abraham Schulz" School of Music and Art celebrates its move into the renovated building complex of the former leisure haunt HIT by holding a court festival.
The masters world championships in bench-presses is held at the leisure and adventure pool AquariUM.
The European motocross championships start at Blumenhagen in the Schlangenberge.
Border controls at the German-Polish border cease on 21st December bringing the Schengen agreement into effect.