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Just a few minutes' drive outside the country's busiest, largest and arguably most exciting city, Brandenburg is a state where more than a third of the total land area has been set aside for nature. More than 3,000 lakes and Germany's largest forest area in the Schorfheide Biosphere Reserve attract nature lovers just as the Spreewald attracts those visitors who want to explore slowly and enjoyably while traveling. But Brandenburg is not only landscape: Potsdam, for example, is an increasingly popular city break destination, and the Fontane city of Neuruppin proudly displays its Prussian heritage, nestled in a hilly natural landscape.

Sights in Brandenburg

Brandenburg: A natural paradise for all those who want to discover the diverse countryside surrounding Berlin. Especially for families, Brandenburg is a true land of milk and honey. The many outdoor activities and natural surroundings ensure pure relaxation. But what else is special about Brandenburg? What sights and attractions are on offer? Here you will be informed about the most important sights in Brandenburg.

On the one hand, Brandenburg is very worth seeing in itself, as the surrounding area of Berlin is in stark contrast to the capital city itself. While the German capital is a vibrant metropolis, Brandenburg is more likely to delight you with natural landscapes.

Popular cities to visit during a trip through Brandenburg include Oranienburg, Potsdam and Krausnick.

Krausnick is home to a very popular attraction that draws tourists from all over Europe: Tropical Islands is definitely one to visit during a stay in Brandenburg. In Brandenburg’s South Sea paradise, you are surrounded by picturesque bays, an expansive sandy beach and numerous opportunities and highlights, even for the youngest guests.

Brandenburg Tropical Paradise offers numerous water worlds and lagoons, water slides and a huge fun facility for children, the Tropino Kids Club. Overnight options at Tropical Islands include staying in tents, rooms – or lodges, and at the adjacent campground.

Also a highlight during a short trip in Brandenburg is a visit to Sanssouci Palace. The magnificent palace is located in Potsdam and served Frederick the Great as a summer residence and refuge. With 12 ground-level rooms, a marble hall and vineyard terraces, Sanssouci Palace is a historical eye-catcher.

An arguably very dark past envelops the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, which is definitely worth a visit. Here you will learn all about Germany’s first concentration camp and gain a deeper understanding of German history. The tour includes a visit to the museum and the memorial site. You will get to see the grave pits, gallows, gas chambers and punishment cells in memory of the victims of these horrific acts.

As you can see, Brandenburg has many different facets and offers its visitors numerous leisure and recreational activities. Nevertheless, especially the emotional, historical sights such as the Sachsenhausen concentration camp characterize today’s Brandenburg.

Die 10 größten Städte in Brandenburg



0.2 million inhabitants


99,700 inhabitants

Brandenburg an der Havel

72,200 inhabitants

Frankfurt (Oder)

57,800 inhabitants


44,900 inhabitants


44,000 inhabitants


40,700 inhabitants


40,000 inhabitants

Königs Wusterhausen

37,600 inhabitants


32,000 inhabitants