The district of Oberhavel is located in the north of the federal state of Brandenburg. The upper course of the Havel River flows through the area from north to south and has given the district its name.
The district of Oberhavel borders the northern border of Berlin and the southern border of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Oranienburg is the county seat of the district.
The vacation region Oberhavel is characterized in the north by the Neustrelitzer Kleinseenland. Here, especially water tourists get their money’s worth. There are beautiful lakes that invite you to go boating, swimming or diving.
Large parts of the Oberhavel district are characterized by the forest landscapes of the Schorfheide and the Westbarnim. Here it is wonderful to hike and bike.
Vacation region Oberhavel – excursion tips
Travel information about the district of Oberhavel
The nearest airport is BER – Berlin-Brandenburg Airport.
There are numerous connections with regional trains in the direction of Berlin, but also to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The freeways A 10, A 24 and A 111 are located in the southern part of the area. The federal road B 96 runs once through the district from south to north.
On the way in…
With the S-Bahn
There are three S-Bahn lines running through the district:
- S 1: Wannsee – Oranienburg (Hohen Neuendorf, Birkenwerder, Borgsdorf, Lehnitz)
- S 8: Zeuthen – Birkenwerder (Mühlenbeck-Mönchmühle, Schönfließ, Bergfelde, Hohen Neuendorf)
- S 25: Teltow Stadt – Hennigsdorf
The county-owned transport company connects many places in the county with bus lines.
Many smaller towns or remote hiking trails are best reached by car.
There are several well-signposted hiking trails leading through the region: 66 Lakes Hiking Trail, E10, Ruppiner Land Circular Hiking Trail and Brandenburg Monastery Trail.