The Potsdam-Mittelmark district of Brandenburg is located in the west of the state. A holiday in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district takes place in two well-known Brandenburg travel regions: Fläming and Havelland.
A large scenic area of the district is defined by the Baruther Urstromtal, the Zauche and the Hoher Fläming. The entire landscape area is relatively flat, the highest elevation being the 200-metre high Hagelberg near Bad Belzig. In addition to large areas of forest, there are also agricultural areas that are used, for example, for asparagus and fruit cultivation.
Three nature parks are located in the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark: Hoher Fläming Nature Park, Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park and Westhavelland Nature Park. Well-known lakes, such as Lake Schwielow or Lake Templin, characterise the landscape.
Holidays in the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark – excursion tips
About 6 kilometres south of Potsdam lies the small village of Caputh. This is where the famous scientist Albert Einstein liked to retreat in the summer months and enjoy the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
When the lush green of the trees gives a view into the undergrowth, the hike to the cemetery railroad is especially worthwhile. Now you can discover the old tracks, forgotten stairs and unused bridges especially well.
Not far from Berlin, in the Brandenburg district of Potsdam-Mittelmark, lies the small town of Caputh on Lake Schielow and Lake Templin. Cyclists, hikers and excursionists are drawn to the region and Caputh is a great place for a relaxing stopover.
The Brandenburg Beer Road took us near Caputh in the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark. Here, in the Forsthaus Templin, is the brewery, a certified organic brewery.
It takes just one hour by regional train from Berlin's main station to reach the small picturesque town of Bad Belzig in Brandenburg. Ideal for a day trip to the Berlin countryside.
Beelitz, a small town in the county of Brandenburg. There, you find the Beelitz Heilstätten – Beelitz Sanatorium – a heritage-protected complex, built between 1898 and 1930.
Travel information about the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark
The federal motorways A 2, A 9, A 10 and A 115 run through the region. In addition, the B 1,B 2, B 102, B 107 and B 246 federal roads connect the most important cities and towns in the region.
Regional trains run from Berlin to the district.
The European Route R1 leads through Potsdam-Mittelmark.
You can discover the district on the European Long Distance Trail E11.