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Come to Oranienburg
Left: Palace in Oranienburg by the river Havel. Photo: © Finish Werbeagentur. Right: ‘Picnic in white’: a special atmosphere in the historical palace gardens. Photo: © Andreas Herz Bottom: Fireworks at the Oranienburg Palace Gardens during the Schlossparknacht. Photo: © Andreas Herz
The historic town 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.
is the international memorial and museum Sachsenhausen, which explores a dark chapter of Oranienburg’s history.
TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF
Packed with culture, history, nature and a good deal of fun, Oranienburg is certainly the right destination for everyone, both young and old.
The beautiful town is home to around 45,000 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. Additionally, many visitors will come to Oranienburg on 5 July 2017 to attend the ‘picnic in white’ in the historical palace gardens where everyone will eat together in an exuberant atmosphere with artists and music. On 12 August 2017, the gorgeous palace gardens will come to life during the night and will turn into an illuminated backdrop 62 | Issue 49 | April 2017
for grand festivities. Live music, artistic shows, cabaret and entertainment for kids turn this night into an unforgettable adventure, which ends with a breath-taking fireworks display. 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. For families, the Germendorf Wildlife, Adventure and Dinosaur Park and the TURM ErlebnisCity waterpark are certainly worth a visit. Another highlight
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