Discover Germany, Issue 41, August2016

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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Discover Northern Germany

Come to Oranienburg The historic city of Oranienburg on the outskirts of Berlin attracts two million tourists a year and not only impresses with grand designs, but also with great diversity. This year marks the 800th anniversary of Oranienburg’s first historical mention. Today the beautiful city is home to 44,000 people. Oranienburg’s heart is without a doubt its stunning Baroque Palace, built in 1652 by the Dutch Princess Louise Henriette. Located right by the scenic river Havel, it is a must-see for every visitor. The museum that it houses today invites us to dive deeply into the era of kings and queens. On 13 August 2016, the gorgeous palace garden will come to life during the night and will turn into an illuminated backdrop for big festivities. Live music, artistic shows, cabaret and lots of entertainment for kids turn this night into an unforgettable adventure, which ends with breath-taking fireworks.

The regional market on the last weekend in September is another unmissable event as well as the Lichternacht (night of the lights) in October, where Oranienburg becomes an ocean of light and shops remain open until ten o’clock at night. Situated in an area filled with lakes and forests, nature lovers can explore Oranienburg by bike or even by boat.

The first hanseatic shrimps In Northern Germany’s Grevesmühlen, one can expect a rather unexpected find: shrimps of the highest quality. Here at Cara Royal’s shrimp farm, delicate, regional, freshly caught White Tiger shrimps are produced without the use of any antibiotics. “Our shrimps are culinary treats that come from a natural rearing environment. They stand for a quality that only pure nature can offer,” says York Dyckerhoff, manager of Cara Royal. Thus, the farm puts the shrimps’ wellbeing at the core of its doings: the water and food quality, the water’s oxygen amount or the depths of the rearing tanks are adapted to the shrimp’s natural surroundings. “We put emphasis on ‘class instead of mass’. Shrimps aren’t only products for us but rather animals that we offer habitats. And if you wonder why our shrimps shine in a noble, unique blue, well… it’s a special rearing secret,” smiles Dyckerhoff. On 1,200 square metres and in three rearing tanks for each growth phase, Cara Royal makes it possible for shrimps to develop naturally through balanced stock 40 | Issue 41 | August 2016

density, water that is cleaned every hour, perfectly attuned minerals and French organic feed. This kind of rearing makes the shrimps grow up to 15 centimetres each. Dyckerhoff adds:“Each process is 100 per cent natural, sustainable and traceable. Thanks to its quality and freshness, the

York Dyckerhoff, manager of Cara Royal.

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For families, the Germendorf Wildlife, Adventure and Dinosaur Park and the TURM ErlebnisCity waterpark are certainly worth a visit. Packed with culture, history, nature and a good deal of fun, Oranienburg is the right destination for everyone, both young and old. www.oranienburg.de Left: Fireworks at the Oranienburg Palace Gardens during the Schlossparknacht. © Andreas Herz Right: Palace in Oranienburg by the river Havel. © Finish Werbeagentur

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shrimps can even be eaten raw – that is unique in Germany.” No wonder premium hotels like the 4 Jahreszeiten Hamburg and celebrity chefs, such as Rainer Sass (NDR Mediathek, 17 April, Sass: So isst der Norden), have discovered Cara Royal’s tasty shrimps for themselves. If you want to explore the shrimps yourself, simply order them online on the following website. www.cara-royal.de