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Brandenburg Full of variety Located in the East of the country and surrounding Berlin, one of the 16 federal states in Germany has it all. Incredible nature, one of Europe’s most extensive landscapes of rivers and lakes and a close proximity to one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF
Longing for culture, natural beauty and scenic lake districts? This is the place to breathe in the fresh air, let your eyes wander over lush green meadows, glistening waters or impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Brandenburg is a holiday paradise, offering a wide range of activities and sights. Often dubbed Europe’s largest water sports region, the unspoilt countryside is perfect for visitors on the quest to discover the great outdoors, while benefiting from the
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closeness to one of Europe’s most exciting capitals. Where baroque meets contemporary Potsdam, Brandenburg’s capital, is renowned for its rich culture and heritage. It’s a magnificent city boasting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, gardens, lakes, parks and palaces, which date as far back as Potsdam’s time as the former royal seat of Prussia. Peacock Island, Belvedere Palace, Saviour’s Church, New Palace in Sanssouci Park or the observatory at Babelsberg Cas-
Main image: Babelsberg Castle. Photo: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Yorck Maecke Right top: Park of Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam. Photo: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Geertje Wieck/SPSG Right below: Marina on a lake in Brandenburg. Photo: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Steffen Lehmann Below: A street festival in the Dutch Quarter in Potsdam. Photo: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Uwe Seibt
tle are just a few of the plentiful tourist attractions. The historical centre of Potsdam comprises a number of charming old buildings, inviting long shopping strolls with its lively street cafes, elegant boutiques, antique shops and local restaurants. Make sure to visit the New Market Square – it is one of the best preserved baroque squares in Eu-
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