Fall in Love with the 12 travel districts of Brandenburg

Explore the State around Berlin


The state of Brandenburg is made up of a collection of administrative districts. When it comes to travel, Brandenburg also has regional travel districts created for quick identification of areas sharing historical backgrounds and relevant attractions. For example, the Ruppiner Seenland (lake district) encompasses the Ostprignitz-Ruppin and Oberhavel administrative districts and together hold natural and historical attractions such as the Rheinsberger Castle, The Ruppiner See (lake), and Oranienburg Palace.

Administrative Districts of Brandenburg

The Regional Travel Districts of Brandenburg are the areas which the Brandenburger Blogger focuses on. Dare to fall in love with the following 12 travel districts of Brandenburg:

  • Potsdam – The Capital of Brandenburg with memories of the past and opportunities for the future
  • Prignitz – A cycling and boating paradise between Hamburg and Berlin
  • Ruppiner Seenland – A lake and trail filled nature wonderland just outside of Berlin
  • Uckermark – Quiet peaceful area full of forests, lakes, and rolling hills
  • Barnimer Land – Large deep crystal-clear lakes and crisp green forests
  • Havelland – Thriving farmlands just outside of Potsdam
  • Seenland Oder-Spree – Surrounded by pine forests and bordering Poland, it holds the two largest lakes in Brandenburg near Berlin
  • Fläming – Open meadow-covered fields, forests, and historic education centers
  • Dahme-Seenland – Located in the front yard of Berlin just outside of the city, a lake and forest filled paradise.
  • Spreewald – Lush green forests containing a unique water-way labyrinth and the home of the best-known pickled cucumbers
  • Elbe-Elster-Land – Meadows, trails and orchards holding historical importance of a varied history with Saxony
  • Lausitzer Seenland – A dense network of trails, rivers and cycling routes with an industrial mining history


The state of Brandenburg completely surrounds the individual city-state of Berlin that is the capital of Germany. The Berlin-Brandenburg connection is strong, yet there is a distinct difference in culture, environment, and organization. One could say that Berlin is the beloved rebellious cousin of Brandenburg who tends to beat a singular drum, yet the familial bond remains. The train, bus, and autobahn travel opportunities keep the two connected. Within one hour of travel time, the open meadow-covered flatlands, forested areas, scattered farms, and small towns show their faces as you enter Brandenburg. Although the districts of Berlin are also many and varied, some beautiful natural and historically significant wonders lie just outside of the big city.

The districts that make up the state of Brandenburg are bound together by a varied yet connected history all offering unique experiences. Almost half of the state is used for some type of agricultural activity. Apples, cherries, asparagus, peas, cucumbers, livestock raising, and the production of butter and cheese help drive significant economic activity. The smaller communities and districts rely on one another through the interconnection of roads, rivers, lakes, and trails embedded in a naturally shared environment. This connection through nature binds them all creating a symbiotic relationship dedicated to a peaceful straightforward existence together.

I look forward to sharing and discussing stories and travel experiences with you about the various districts worth visiting and learning more about. To get started, I suggest that you check out the Brandenburg: A Glimpse through history blog and the www.brandenburg-tourism.com website as a good starting point. More to come in the next blog!



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