Boating holidays in a unique cultural landscape

The Havel River is sprinkled with magnificent castles and gardens, historic town centres, clusters of reeds along the banks and shores, wide lakes and romantic rivers. Enjoy a fascinating combination of boating, culture and urban holidays from a different vantage on the Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes.

'Feuer und Flamme'

There are 8 itineraries guiding you through the region's museums at the 'Feuer und Flamme' event. Admission is free. Many cultural activities are also on the schedule.» Programme

Autumn walk

Enjoy the autumn colours on a walk along the shores of the Havel River with red, yellow and orange leaves rustling overhead and underfoot. Click here for hiking maps  

Hear the call of nature!

Discover nature from a different perspective while on 'shore leave': observation towers, nature trails and exhibitions on the local nature.

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Edible things from nature

Take one of the interesting guided nature walks around Schwielowsee Lake and learn about beautiful and tasty plants, culinary delights made from wild fruits and herbs, as well as the most important edible mushrooms of the region.  » More

Festival of Lights

Almost 1.000 lights, paper lanterns, stone lanterns, torches und fire pits turn the autumnal Bonsai garden in Ferch into a fairyland.


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Halloween hike Damsdorf

Witches, trolls, ghosts and other mythical creatures are on the prowl at the popular Halloween hike and lantern procession on 30 October.


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