Excursions

Excursions

Berlin has a lot to offer, including culture, history and green landscapes. Since the fall of the Wall, it has become possible to discover the versatile surrounding countryside. Brandenburg, the federal state that surrounds Berlin, is a paradise of beautiful green landscapes. The Uckermark, for example, isn’t nicknamed the “Tuscany of the north” for nothing. The diverse landscape features broad lakes and river basins with numerous sporting and recreational areas. The Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which has been Berlin’s bathtub since the Imperial Era, is also only three hours away.

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Nature and peace – this is where you drop a gear on well developed bicycle tracks. Almost completely flat land with just the odd mild slope – perfect cycling country;...
The Branitzer Park near Cottbus is pure harmony and peace. Designed in 1845 by the Prince of Pückler-Muskau, it offers visitors a myriad of twisting paths, wide-open...
Die Gemeinde Burg besteht aus etwa 800 Spreewaldhöfen. Die meist reetgedeckten Holzbalkenhäuser stehen auf niedrigen, zwischen Fließen und Kanälen angelegten Erhebungen...
It still is and always has been the nicest bathtub you could imagine: the Baltic Sea has everything that makes tourists happy. There is sand, beach, surf, water, and ice...
There are exactly 134 red, two-storey brick houses, arranged on four squares. Known as the Holländerhäuser (“Dutch houses”), they were built for Dutch immigrants by the...
When the "Friederisiko" festivities started 2012, the "Fredersdorf" café and restaurant clinged for the first season to the Neues Palais in the Sanssouci park. While...
The area of today’s memorial site Sachsenhausen was one of the largest concentration camps of the Reich between 1936 and 1945. During that time, there and in various sub...
The Wielkopolska region is the cradle of the Polish state. The great history which began in this swathe of land in the 10th century left its imprint on the architecture...
Its banks are covered in blossoms. Ducks quack, frogs croak. The Heiliger See (Holy Lake) lies quiet and peaceful in the evening sun. The lake with its 1.5 km length is...
Lower Silesia is a region rich in variety. Over the centuries, different cultures influenced the area, leaving traces of their architecture and culture in the form of...
Lübben liegt landschaftlich sehr reizvoll an der engsten Stelle des Spreetales. Während des Zweiten Weltkriegs wurden viele Sehenswürdigkeiten zerstört. Übrig geblieben...
Lübbenau is the heart of the 476-square metre Spreewald region. The little marketplace is surrounded by unassuming private homes, next to the baroque church with its...
Lubuskie is a region far away from the hectic and day-to-day stress of the big city. This jewel of nature, still amazingly undiscovered by mass tourism, is a fascinating...
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the region between Berlin and Hamburg, has been an attractive location with a charm of its own for many years. Hanseatic towns with...
Berlin hat viel zu bieten: Kultur, Geschichte und grüne Landschaften. Und seit dem Fall der Mauer ist es auch leicht möglich, das vielfältige Umland zu entdecken....
At the point where Lower Lusatia separates Saxony from Brandenburg lies a spectacle of nature that remains largely intact in the heart of spacious grounds – Muskauer...
To the south-west of Berlin lies Potsdam, the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg. The city, with its rich cultural landscape and many attractions, is a...
If you wish to visit Brandenburg's most northerly region, you should allow yourself plenty of time. After all, you'll find reminders of a turbulent history at every turn...
On the outskirts of Berlin is the Hoppegarten race track, home to world-class horse racing for more than 145 years. The first race was held in 1868 with King Wilhelm I...
Rostock has been writing town history for around 800 years. Once an important member of the Hanseatic League, the city has retained much of its original charm, but at...
Aside from its 60 kilometres of finest sandy beaches, Germany’s largest island offers rich scenic diversity and a great variety of activities. The Rügen coast with its...
A crown is just a hat that lets the rain in. These words spoken by Frederick the Great demonstrate modesty. It was without any pomp and circumstance, yet with discipline...
Saxony is a German state with distinctive art and culture, centuries-old traditions, scenic attractions, a great history and modern lifestyle. Visitors from all over the...
The town of Schlepzig is known as the centre of the lower Spreewald. Its rural flavour is enhanced by the surrounding biosphere nature preserve, and is a favoured...
The journey takes you along golden yellow stubble fields bathed in the warm glow of the late summer sun, through picturesque villages, past timber-framed houses with...
Covering an area of more than 3,000 square kilometres, the Uckermark is the largest district in Germany – and definitely one of the most beautiful. The Uckermark is home...
Are you travelling with the whole family? Do you prefer luxury hotels or simpler fare? Whatever your preferences: Usedom caters to all. The ‘Amber baths’ (Bernstein...
In contrast to the traditional landscape gardens of the Potsdam Schlosspark, the Volkspark, on the site of the former Berlin horticultural show, is a thoroughly modern...
In the voivodeship (province) of Zachodniopomorskie (Western Pomerania), there are countless possibilities waiting for you to enjoy in nature’s soft and warm embrace....
Unexpected action on the railway lines to the south of Berlin: on one of the tracks the trains have been replaced by four-wheeled contraptions driven by several people...

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.