Ketzin/Havel – medieval fishing town
The town was first mentioned in the historical record in 1197. It has a tradition as a fishing town lasting hundreds of years. When strolling down the winding lanes, you can enjoy the charming atmosphere of the historic town.
Strolling through Ketzin
The town was first mentioned in the historical record in 1197. It has a tradition as a fishing town lasting hundreds of years. Stroll down the narrow winding lanes, take a walk along Ketzin's riverfront path on the Havel and enjoy the numerous sights you'll discover along the way. Take, for instance, the building complex of Paretz Castle, which has been listed with special architectural and historic status, and St. Peter's Church, which was built in the 12th century in Ketzin's Old Town section. The annual gathering of skippers in Ketzin takes place in May.
Lovely natural landscape
The area surrounding Ketzin is a protected natural landscape with a rich flora and fauna. It is the natural habitat of threatened species such as the European otter, European pond turtle, corn crake and kingfisher as well as numerous other endemic species.