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Asparagus season
Fresh on the table: asparagus Getty Images, Foto: fermate

Beelitz

About foodies and natural spectacles

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 instructional hiking paths that give a lot of interesting information about the queen of vegetables. But Beelitz has plenty of treats in store for the summer, too: you can pick your own sweet, dark blueberries and enjoy them on the train ride back to the city.

Expedition with natural spectacle

Numerous biking and hiking trails through the town and the surrounding countryside invite you to explore the area; you can even book a horseback discovery tours if you like. Not far from Beelitz is the Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park, with woods and meadows home to rare species such as the white-tailed eagle (Germany’s national bird), little owls (Athene noctua) and mouflon, a species of wild sheep. In autumn, a particularly special natural spectacle can be watched from the park’s observation towers and paths: tens of thousands of migratory birds making their way south for the winter a stop at the park.