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Whether you want to explore history and culture, experience pure nature or be active in sports – Brandenburg an der Havel is always the right place for you.

With its 1000-year history, there is no doubt that a stroll through the city center brings past eras to life. But the center also lives from its owner-operated stores. There are still a lot of them here, these small stores, whose owners are closely interwoven with the city and who will gladly bring you a piece of it closer.

The fact that Brandenburg’s mischievousness – associated with names such as Vicco von Bülow, better known as Loriot, or the legend Fritze Bollmanns – shines through in one place or another adds to the charm of the visit.

The diverse museum landscape and the wide range of cultural activities also ensure a varied stay. And then, of course, there is nature! While the Havel in the western part of the city expands into a 15 square kilometer lake district, the Beetzsee chain in the north forms one of the most beautiful natural regatta courses in the world. As if made for swimming or boating.Seven nature reserves meet here.

Anyone who loves the unspoiled and pristine will get their money’s worth in the typical landscape of the Mark Brandenburg, where storks, cranes, eagles, gray herons, kingfishers or beavers are at home.

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Discover the Region

Besides the City of Brandenburg, the region offer further highlights along the river Havel. Both by along the Havel bike route, den the public transport and by car you can conveniently explore this region of the Brandenburg federal state.

As such, the cities of Werder (Havel) and Rathenow do not only invite nature and water tourists for a stay, but also offer possibilities for sightseeing. The historical island with its iconic mill, churches, and small alleys as well as its vineyard with a unique view from the resort to the fruitgrowing area around the city is always worth a trip. As the “City of Optics”, Rathenow invites you to discover the optical industry that the city of known for.

Further up the river, Potsdam, the state’s capital waits for discovery of its famous, royal Prussian castles, like Sanssouci or Cecilienhof, the associated extensive parks, its marvelous downtown, countless museums at the famous Filmpark Babelsberg film studios.

Finally, Berlin as the capital of Germany offers countless activities and sight-seeings, that you can explore before, during, and after the 2024 World Rowing Masters Regatta