Regularly hailed as the Tuscany of the North, the Brandenburg region encompasses the cosmopolitan and charismatic city of Berlin and the stunning sprawl of countryside that surrounds it. Bursting with luscious lakes, breathing woodlands and astounding landscapes, the region combine metropolitan magnificence yet still retains its unrivalled natural splendour and rich, ancient cultures. An intriguing cultural panorama is presented by the region’s principal cities, where the classic and contemporary comb in in art, architecture and cuisine.
Berlin; beautiful, breath-taking and buzzing. Germany’s capital has recovered from its reputation as a cold city of division and is now a united metropolis in which art and architecture thrive. The East Side Gallery combines the classic and the contemporary with its political expressions upon the remains of the Berlin Wall; colourful exhibits are completely free to peruse and create a holistic picture of the city’s turbulent past and thriving present.
The parks and palaces of Potsdam glitter with astounding affluence; the splendid city presents an intriguing historical panorama and its magnificent monuments are a venerable visual banquet. Most notable is undoubtedly Sanssouci Palace, the region’s oldest regal residence whose breath-taking scale and beauty is unrivalled in the region. A dramatic dome forms the architectural centrepiece, complimented by a filigreed façade and historical heritage dating back to 1745.
Escape the metropolitan madness of the cities in order to enjoy the natural tranquillity of Lower Oder Valley National Park, a picturesque place in which meadows and rivers provides homes for an array of fascinating wildlife. Visitors have the chance to observe beavers building river dams, white-tailed eagles circling for pray and the unforgettable sight of 13,000 cranes descending to migration roosts.