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Above left: Old architecture in the Hohe Steinstraße. Photo: BeSt Bernauer Stadtmarketing. Above middle: Relax in front of the Muehlentor Gate. Photo: Micha Winkler (top). Bernau’s weekly market. Photo: BeSt Bernauer Stadtmarketing GmbH (below). Above right: Schoenower Heide Natural Reserve. Photo: BeSt Bernauer Stadtmarketing GmbH (top). Bernau’s town park. Photo: Micha Winkler (below).
offer special moments for tourists and residents alike,”André Stahl says. Numerous museums and art galleries for history fans, as well as fans of modernism, music festivals, concerts, exhibitions, readings and visual art vernissages – Bernau bei Berlin offers everything.“Cultural highlights are the art and traditional craft markets, as well as diverse concerts in the St. Marienkirche or the Hussites Festival,”André Stahl says. The Hussites Festival, whose origin dates back to the 15th century, traditionally takes place every second weekend of June – this year from to 14 June – and describes a celebration of the 775-year-long history of Bernau bei Berlin. Attracting around 25,000 visitors annually, the city invites for a threeday-long time travel through the Middle Ages, where more than 1,000 actors will recall the town’s history in a magnificent parade and the city park will transform into a medieval fair.
makes the city an important medical location in Germany,”André Stahl explains. High-performance medicine, rehabilitation centres in nature and top-quality after treatment characterise the medical amenities available. 16 day care centres, the Hoffnungstaler Stiftung Lobetal facilities for people with disabilities, a diverse and topclass education landscape, more than 100 societies for leisure activities and a beautiful retirement home, which impresses with topmodernity and accessibility, offers everything residents need close to their homes. The Immanuel Klinikum Bernau Cardiac Centre Brandenburg combines the medical specialist departments of a hospital with the disciplines of a heart centre under one roof. With 1,500 open-heart surgeries and over 6,400 treatments in the cardiac catheter laboratory, the Cardiac Centre Brandenburg is one of the leading institutions in Germany.
Health resort “Barrier-free Bernau bei Berlin’s economic strength lies in a comprehensive infrastructure in the area of health care, which
all kinds. The Barnim Nature Park, the Schoenewer Heide Natural Reserve, the Barnimer Feldmark Regional Park or the Wandlitz and Liepnitz Lake are easily accessible by bike and offer a relaxing nature getaway. Explore the rural idyll, the crystal clear lakes and widespread forests on the welldeveloped network of biking and hiking trails. Try horse-riding, start your own small journey of discovery on a Segway, embrace the Berlin-Usedom biking trail, which leads all the way up to the Baltic Sea or go on a pilgrimage on the famous Jacobsweg from Frankfurt (Oder) to Bernau. After an eventful day, settle down in one of the cosy restaurants and embrace the city’s top-class regional cuisine. “A local delicacy is the Bernauer Torwaechter – the black beer, which recalls the former brewing tradition of the city,”André Stahl concludes.
Active in nature Bernau bei Berlin offers beautiful sceneries and is ideal for recreational activities of
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