Brandenburg Discovery Guide

Overview

Brandenburg is one of the sixteen states of Germany. It sits in the eastern part of the country. It was also re-created upon the reunification of East and West Germany. The capital is Potsdam. Brandenburg surrounds Berlin but is not a part of Berlin. The federal state of Brandenburg is named after the town of Brandenburg an der Havel.

Brandenburg is surrounded by Poland to the east, Mecklenburg –Vorpommen to the north, the Free State of Saxony to the south and Saxony-Anhalt to the west. The two main rivers are the Oder River which is along the eastern border and the Elbe River which is a part of the western border.

Well preserved natural environments can be found in Brandenburg which is known for its great strides in natural protection policies. Most protected area’s have visitor’s centers allowing tourists to view the pride which Brandenburg has in protecting their natural environments.

A National Park and Biosphere Reserves are present within Brandenburg. Nature Parks are also available for the nature lovers.

  • Barnim Nature Park

  • Dahme-Heideseen Nature Park

  • High Flaming Nature Park

  • Markische Schweiz Nature Park

  • Neiderlausitzer Heidelandschaft Nature Park

  • Neiderlausitzer Landrucken Nature Park

  • Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park

  • Schlaube Valley Nature Park

  • Uckermarkt Lakes Nature Park

  • Westhaveelland Nature Park

  • Stechlin-Ruppiner Land Nature Park


Brandenburg contains local attractions such as the Eisenhard Castle in Belzig, Sanssouci Palace which was the former summer palace of Frederick the Great. Don’t forget to visit the Viadrina European University as well as the Capital building in Potsdam.
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