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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The Barnimer Dörferweg is one of the most popular cycling and hiking trails on Berlin’s north side. This route is set apart by the fact that it passes by a number of...
Barnim itself is located in Brandenburg, just along the northern edge of Berlin. Whether on horseback, across the water, on foot or by bike, Barnim offers many ways to...
Beelitz is famous for its asparagus in the spring. This is the perfect time to sample the well-known Beelitz asparagus on the farms where it’s grown and walk along the...
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...
The idyllic landscape of the Hoher Fläming is just under an hour’s drive away from the bustle of the capital city. The south side of the park is covered with forest and...
The early Gothic Kloster Lehnin, a former Cistercian abbey, and its church dedicated to St Mary are probably the most well-known buildings in the municipality of Kloster...
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....
The Müggelsee in Köpenick has since become very well-known and is a popular tourist destination. But the adjacent Müggelberge hills are still an insider tip. At 115...
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...
Located south-east of Berlin, far away from the bustle of the city bustle, the Dahme-Heideseen Nature Park welcomes visitors. For water sports enthusiasts, the park is a...
The smallest but oldest nature park in Brandenburg has long been a getaway for city dwellers wanting some time outdoors. The Märkische Schweiz is a hilly landscape [...
With more than one hundred lakes, the Ruppiner Seenland (Ruppin Lakes District) has the most lakes of any district in Brandenburg. Many of them are the rare clear-water...
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...

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.