Brandenburg What to see. 1

Last Updated on 07/09/2023

Everything worthy to visit around Berlin. In the first part – south of Autobahns 10 and 12 (regions of Seenland Oder-Spree, Dahme-Spreewald, Spreewald and Lausitz).

Next maps:
North – What to see in Brandenburg on the map. Part 2
South – Saxony North
East – Saxony Anhalt North
Dresden attractions

Seenland Oder-Spree

Brandenburg what to see map
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1. Storkow, Bad Saarow

Storkow Fortress, old town
Lake Storkowersee, 36 meter dune
Children park Irrlandia. Link

Lake Scharmützelsee (, you can go boating) with towns Bad Saarow (thermal bath, sommer toboggan, spa town) and Wendisch Rietz. Map you can download hier.

How get: train to Storkow. Train or bus (from Fürstenwalde) to Bad Saarow

2. Beeskow

Fortress, Link
old town
The oldest house is a museum of medieval life,
the history of sheep breeding and wool production in Schäferei Erlebniswelt Link

How to get: train


Schlaubetal nature Park. The map of the region can be downloaded hier
Helenesee – lake with clear water and sandy beaches, like the sea

3. Neuzelle

Baroque town,
Cistercian monastery with monastery brewery, Link
farmer’s museum

How to get: train


4. Сottbus

Cottbus is a large industrial city. After World War II, there are not many historical buildings left in it.

Branitz Palace and Park (, from station bus 10).
The palace was built in the Baroque style and belonged to the Pückler princes. Hermann von Pückler-Muskau was an extraordinary person. He participated in the war with Napoleon, then visited England, where he studied gardening art (and later wrote a very popular book about his travels), many countries in Africa. The prince showed his talent in creating a landscape park in Bad Muskau (included in the UNESCO list). Unfortunately, he had to sell this estate for debts, and he decided to create a park in Branitz, where he moved.

The zoo is the largest zoo in Brandenburg, especially known for its work with aquatic birds. The zoo is located next to the Branitz Park, on the Spree.

Branitz park and zoo can be reached by the pioneer railway ( In the GDR, railways were organized where children could learn railway professions. Children work here and now.

Planetarium ( Presents programs for children from 5 years old.

Cottbus is considered the cultural center of the Lusatian Serbs, although only 1 percent of the population in the city belongs to them. It houses the Wendisches Museum of Serbian culture, and celebrations are held. Link

How to get: train

Nearby Amusement park Teichland

Amusement park ( offers: toboggan, electric cars for children, minigolf, observation deck, labyrinth, etc.

How to get: train

Spreewald and Lausitz

The tastiest shop pickles I’ve ever tasted are made in the Spreewald. This is a local branded product. As with almost everywhere else in Brandenburg, the Spreewald has a lot of water. The Spree River in this place is divided into many channels, with a length of about 970 km! As a natural landmark, the Spreewald is included in the UNESCO list.

But this is not only a natural, but also a cultural attraction. In these places, as in the neighboring region of Lausitz, not only Germans live, but also a small ethnic group – the Lusatian Serbs (or Sorbs, or Wends). The Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian languages ​are endangered. The speakers of these languages ​​themselves are also not very prosperous. For centuries, they were persistently Germanized and modern attempts to somehow preserve their national identity are not very successful. However, there are still folk holidays where you can see local national costumes.

About the costumes of the Lusatian Serbs.

Important towns of the region – Lübben, Lübbenau, Burg.

5. Vetschau/Raddusch

Reconstructed Slavic Fortress (

How to get: train to Vetschau, then walk to Raddusch 2.5 km or a bus on call 607

6. Burg

Storchen und Museumdorf Dissen – storks, Stary Lud Museum of the Slavic Middle Ages, garden of medicinal plants.

How to get: bus from Cottbus

Straupitz – Dutch mill. The only one of the surviving “three in one” (grinds, saws and squeezes out the oil). And also a small museum of the narrow-gauge railway Spreewaldbahn with a model railway, wagons and locomotives (

7. Lübbenau

In Lübbenau itself you can see the historical center, visit the Spreewald Museum and the Oldtimer Museum of East Germany (, go on a punt trip.

How to get: train

In Lehde (2 km from Lübbenau) there is an open-air museum where you can see how the locals have lived for the last couple of hundred years. You can get the museum on foot, or you can with a boat that runs between Lubbenau and Lehde from mid-May to mid-October. More about the museum and events in it – hier.

In addition to the open-air museum, there is also a cucumber museum in Lehde. ( you can not only learn something new about cucumbers, but also try them.

Punt riding

carried out by the following companies: – from Lübbenau, trips of different lengths, scheduled service to Lehde, special tours (e.g. at the night) – from Lübbenau – from Lübbenau– from Lübbenau and Raddusch – from Burg and Cottbus – from Burg

Brandenburg attractions map
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8. Luckau

The town has preserved its historical center; the medieval church of St. Nicholas.

How to get: train


The Dahme-Seenland gion begins almost at the very edge of Berlin. This is a chain of lakes, numerous recreation areas. Together with Dahme Schifffahrt company ( you can visit several lakes in the region.

9. Tropical park – water park Tropical Islands

If you are eager to go to the palm trees, but do not want to go to warm countries, then this is the place for you ( Tropical trees, beach, rain forest, slides, rides and playground and even a hot air balloon – all under a huge glass dome.

How to get there: train to Brand station, then a free bus, which departs after the arrival of the train

13. Kiebitz Park

In the park ( (UPD 2023 closed)) children from 4 years old can learn to drive small, but real cars, follow the traffic rules. There is also a mini golf course.

How to get there: train to Königs Wusterhausen

Fläming and Elbe-Elster

10. Former Cistercian monastery Kloster Zinna. Town Jüterbog

Cistercian monasteries in Brandenburg played an important role: they helped to fight the local Slavic tribes, to develop the territory. The charter of the order was very strict, they settled in the most severe places, which then turned into flourishing and rich lands.

In the 16th century monasteries were secularized, and then they came to desolation, were used for different purposes. However, the monastery churches, built of red brick in the brick Gothic style, have survived.

The historic center has been preserved in Jüterbog.

Kloster Zinna ( relatively accessible by public transport: you need to get to the city of Jüterborg by train, then 3 km on foot or by bus 753.

11. Bad Belzig

The city has: the historical center, the Burg Eisenhardt fortress (used for weddings) and a thermal pool SteinTherme.

How to get: train

12. Kloster Lehnin

The most influential was the Lehnin monastery ( It was founded in 1180 by Otto 1 and served as a home monastery and a burial place for the Askanians, and then the Hohenzollerns and a mother monastery for other Cistercian monasteries.

The easiest way to get there is by car. The Lehnin monastery is located near the A10 motorway in the city of the same name. It can be reached also by bus.

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