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Belvedere at Pfingstberg in Potsdam, Brandenburg
Belvedere at Pfingstberg in Potsdam © SPSG, Foto: Jakob Eschenburg

Brandenburg

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; leisure skippers exploring the waterways of Brandenburg by canoe or house-boat; observing animal life on a nature tour; lovers of peace and quiet listening attentively to the games played by the wind with the reeds and clouds; aspiring golfers practicing their swings on golf courses designed by the likes of Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer and Co; hotels offering comfort: the exclusive culture of palaces at open-air concerts.

Potsdam: palaces, films and history

Sanssouci, Cecilienhof, Neues Palais – Potsdam offers culture with a capital “C”. There are 17 palaces to be visited here. And nature is everywhere: the Neuer Garten (New Garden), Sannsouci Park and Babelsberg practically invite you for a bicycle ride or stroll. You can even go Segway driving too if you like. And of course, Potsdam is a film city. Right next to the modern film studios is the Babelsberg Filmpark with its film studios and 4D cinema. www.potsdam-tourism.com

Spreewald: a different kind of nature

When you go paddling or rowing in the Spreewald, it almost feels like you’re in the Everglades. In the Spreewelten-Bad (Swimming Pool) in Lübbenau you can go swimming with penguins as well as enjoy a fabulous sauna. In the Spreewelten Guest-House (the former Lübbenau railway station) each room is individually furnished. www.brandenburg-tourism.com

Brandenburg’s tropics - Tropical Islands

26 degrees the whole year round. Only an hour’s journey to the southeast of Berlin, the tropical holiday world with its 200 m (220 yds) long South-Seas beach and holiday apartments is awaiting your visit. www.tropical-islands.de/en