The meadows, forests and farmland surrounding the German capital are a pastoral and soothing place to spend quality time with the important people in your life. If you would like to escape the urban clamour of Berlin, fortunately it is only a short train ride to a completely different Germany; a Germany of dazzling yellow rapeseed fields, pretty villages and heathland crisscrossed with rivers, streams and creeks.
This area is green, natural and possesses an abundance of nature parks in which to soak up Mother Nature. The heart of historic Prussia, a leisurely drive through the region means passing by ancient forts, castles and churches of this bygone time.
A stay in the Brandenburg region is a relaxing sojourn from the hustle and bustle of city life and is best spent with a loved one or the family. With so many beautiful sights and so much scenery, Brandenburg is a feast for the eyes and the lack of noise is a genuine banquet for the ears.
Holiday in Brandenburg
No trip to Brandenburg is complete without a visit to the capital city of Potsdam. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was once the seat of Prussian royalty, and today its royal palace and gardens are a unique window into this antique and majestic culture.
For more medieval architecture, visit the Fläming region and its 4 medieval castles including Eisenhardt Castle in Belzig and the stately Wiesenburg Castle. Many of the smaller towns and villages have well-preserved town squares and historic monuments further adding to the sensation of visiting olden times and Germanic antiquity.
To get the most out of a stay in Brandenburg, make sure to visit some of the many natural areas in the region and take to either a hiking or cycling trail. The Lower Oder Valley National Park is particularly well known for its bird watching, including the marvellous Black Stork. There are 11 other nature parks in the province and 4 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. The most popular of these is arguably Spreewald, with its hundreds of tiny irrigation canals creating a unique landscape and making it perfect for punting and canoeing.
Tropical Islands, a massive domed island-themed waterpark, is incredibly popular with the kids and the largest of its kind in Europe. Make sure pack some towels and take a drive 60 km south of Berlin.
Renting holiday accommodation in Brandenburg
From cottages in the forest to trendy apartments in Old Town Brandenburg, having your break in a holiday home is the best way to authentically experience the countryside of Brandenburg. And at the end of a hard day exploring the rugged terrain, or a relaxing day discovering the rolling hills, there is no better sensation than putting your feet up on the couch in your lounge, making a cup of tea and getting ready to enjoy a feast of German delicacies you picked up at the local market.