Brandenburg an der Havel is the oldest city in the federal state of Brandenburg and gave it its name in 1990. The independent regional center is located only 70 km west of Berlin. Due to favorable highway and trunk road connections and regional trains running every 20 minutes, both the German capital Berlin and the state capitals Potsdam and Magdeburg can be reached easily and quickly.
Due to extensive redevelopment work in the three historic city centers, many newly developed residential areas, important infrastructure measures, a wide range of cultural offerings and successful settlements of federal and state authorities as well as nationally and internationally active companies, Brandenburg an der Havel has developed into an attractive place to live, reside and work. The population has risen to more than 72,500 in recent years and continues to grow.