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Potsdam-Mittelmark Enjoy with all the senses From big city life to rural postcard idyll in just 30 minutes: people who leave Berlin’s city boundaries behind in a southerly direction, can look forward to a diverse landscape, a big variety of local delicacies, an interesting agricultural and economic heritage and much more. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: METZLER/PRESSESTELLE LK PM
Germany’s geologically blessed administrative district of Potsdam-Mittelmark offers a wide range of positive contrasts. While the South impresses with the mountain ranges of the High Flaeming Nature Park, the North captivates visitors with big cities, economic progress and phenomenal lake scenery.
the small, the quiet, the diverse and the loving and passionate atmosphere on the other. You only need open your eyes and curiosity to embrace the small adventure of Potsdam-Mittelmark,” says Steffie Marquardt, employee in the administration of the economic promotion of Potsdam-Mittelmark.
“The exceptional feature of Potsdam-Mittelmark is the number of big contrasts, which positively shape and enrich the region: the great, the loud, the diverse and sometimes the stately on the one hand and
See, feel and hear
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Steep dry valleys, fascinating streams and big glacial erratics make the High Flaeming Nature Park a famous destination for nature-lovers and relaxation seekers. Here,
one can take a deep breath of the clear air and listen to the sounds of nature. Slowly discover this landscape on 1,000 kilometres of fully developed hiking, cycling and bridle paths. Drive past unspoilt nature and villages, which have preserved their historic townscape for hundreds of years and take in the sight of ancient water mills and old fieldstone churches. Pack your hiking boots and scale the highest elevation in Brandenburg, the 200 metre high Hagelberg or visit the well-preserved castles of Eisenhardt in Bad Belzig or Rabenstein in Raben in the middle of a charming beech and mixed forest. Known as a fascinating water sports region, water enthusiasts can swim, paddle or sail in the Havelland with its Havel River and the numerous lakes, which are bor-
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