“Take things at your own pace.” Nowhere in Germany does this saying ring more true than in Brandenburg. With more than 3,000 lakes nestled between the Elbe, Oder, Dahme, Spree and Havel rivers, this region is the ideal place to take a deep breath and recharge your batteries. If you want to explore the water at close quarters, you can simply hop into a canoe or board a pleasure boat. You might even be rewarded with views of the herons, cranes, storks and beavers that have made their home in this unspoilt natural paradise. Roughly a third of Brandenburg is made up of national nature reserves, such as the Spree Forest biosphere reserve or the Lower Oder Valley National Park.
If you prefer to explore your surroundings on foot, by bike or on horseback, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the stress of everyday life disappears with every metre you travel down one of the countless tree-lined avenues or along the riverbank. Sometimes, you can even spend hours in the forest or meadows without seeing another soul. It’s time to unwind, which is just what you need for an almost meditative inner peace.
Brandenburg is also steeped in history, which is reflected in the many castles and mansions that have been casting their spell ever since the days of the Prussian kings. Nowadays, these venerable old buildings and parks are places of culture, playing host to open-air classical concerts or works of theatre. As the name of the world-famous Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam suggests, this is a place where you can leave your worries behind.
And if you find yourself in the mood for the flair of a cosmopolitan city, you can reach Berlin in next to no time, where you can sip coffee with a view of the Brandenburg Gate. Come and visit us at the A-ROSA resort on the banks of the Scharmützelsee lake and enjoy a truly unforgettable break.