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In search of peace and relaxation you will find what you are looking for, especially in the north of Brandenburg. In the Ruppiner Land as well as in Barnim northeast of Berlin and in the Uckermark there are numerous cosy holiday accommodations. Peaceful villages such as Rheinsberg, Lychen or Liebenwalde in Havelland offer ideal conditions for nature lovers and holidays with dogs due to their location in the middle of the countryside. Alternatively, you can move into a vacation rental on the Heid lakes in the south of Brandenburg or on the middle course of the Havel.A holiday apartment in Brandenburg's urban centres
If you are planning a cultural holiday, then an apartment or vacation rental in Brandenburg's state capital Potsdam is the ideal starting point for exploring sights such as Sanssouci Palace, the Nikolai Church or the world-famous Russian House. Other very popular holiday resorts with urban flair are Brandenburg an der Havel, where you will find numerous idyllic lake houses near the centre, as well as Frankfurt an der Oder and Cottbus in Lower Lusatia.
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If you are interested in history and culture, you can experience a lot in Brandenburg. From the castles of Cecilienhof and Babelsberg to the Cistercian monasteries of Chorin and Lehnin to historical memorials such as the Sachsenhausen Museum in Oranienburg, a broad spectrum is offered. There are also monumental fortresses from the Middle Ages such as the Eisenhardt and Rabenstein castles, as well as interesting exhibitions on various themes. Highlights include the Dieselkraftwerk art museum in Cottbus and a visit to the Hans Otto Theater in Potsdam.Active holidays in Brandenburg
As far as the state of Brandenburg is concerned, so too are the opportunities available to active holidaymakers on the spot. While hikers are drawn to the European long-distance hiking trail E11 and the 66 lakes hiking trail, friends of the wet element spend their holidays by canoe in the Spreewald, with the yacht on the Mecklenburg Lake District on the border to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern or on the banks of the Havel, where they can pull carp, tench and bream out of the water in peace and quiet. In addition, cyclists can look forward to a first-class network of cycle paths that connects 21 long-distance cycle routes and 13 regional cycle routes over a length of around 7,000 kilometres. A stage trip on the European Cycle Route R1 from Wittenberg through Berlin and Märkische Schweiz to Poland is particularly recommended.
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Brandenburg is one of the places in Germany that are blessed with the highest number of hours of sunshine on an annual average. As an average of up to 8 hours of sunshine per day are already tempting in the month of May, a holiday apartment in Brandenburg is ideal for a Whitsun holiday. The main season between June and August is just as sunny, when the thermometer often even breaks the 30 degree mark and invites you to swim in the water. A secret tip for nature lovers are the months of September and October, when you can explore Brandenburg's unique floodplain landscape in peace and quiet.Regular events
Among the event highlights known far beyond the borders of Brandenburg are the Elsterwerda Spring Festival in April and the Flower Festival in Werder, which has taken place since 1879 and, with over 500,000 visitors per year, is one of the largest folk festivals in Germany. We continue with the Moienmarkt in Schlieben on the first Monday of July, the Rothsteiner Felsenfest and the Finsterwalder Sängerfest in August, which was first documented in 1593. In addition, there are the Potsdam International Film Festival and the student film festival Sehnsüchte in spring, which has been established for over 60 years.
In Brandenburg there are over 500 castles and manor houses waiting to be visited.
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Brandenburg in the northeast of Germany is the federal state with the most water. The almost untouched forest areas, lakes and river landscapes offer every year a wonderful scenery for a relaxing stay to numerous vacationers. The federal state borders Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Poland. Brandenburg is easy to reach: Numerous motorways, such as the A2, A9, A13 and A24, provide a fast connection with the entire federal territory. If you have booked holiday apartments or vacation rentals in Brandenburg,Bathing fun at Tropical Islands
What looks like a huge grey UFO in the middle of the Spreewald from a distance, is in reality a tropical amusement park of the extra class, which you should visit in any case. In addition to a tropical rainforest with over 50,000 plants and living animals such as flamingos and turtles, the Tropical Islands is home to a faithfully recreated tropical village as well as two themed bathing areas that invite visitors to swim in the 30 degree Celsius warm water. After the refreshment you finally relax on one of the 850 wooden loungers on the artificially raised South Sea beach.Film in the Filmpark Babelsberg
For film fans, a detour to the Filmpark Babelsberg is just as much a part of a holiday in Brandenburg as the obligatory Spreewald cucumbers. Immerse yourself in the world of film and visit the backdrops of famous films such as Monuments Men or Sonnenallee. Young visitors can look forward to the original construction wagon by Peter Lustig, a boat trip through the dream world of Janosch and the largest tiger duck in the world.A side trip to Potsdam
The city of 170,000 inhabitants is known above all for its Prussian heritage, which can still be admired today in the form of numerous palaces and parks. For those who are enthusiastic about history, Potsdam is definitely a must for tourists. Museums worth visiting are the Filmmuseum Potsdam, the Museum für Kunst und Geschichte and the former KGB prison.Brandenburg cuisine
The down-to-earth Brandenburg cuisine summarises the best that the federal state has to offer. In addition to fresh fish from the lakes, the main dishes are game dishes with potatoes and mushrooms. Specialities include Teltow turnips, fried herring with spicy cucumbers and Beelitzer asparagus. The culinary delight is rounded off by a malty black beer from one of the numerous regional breweries.Sanssouci Castle
What Versailles Castle is to the French, Sanssouci Castle is to the Germans. Take part in a guided tour through the pleasure palace of the Prussian kings and experience for yourself the carefree life at court in the truest sense of the word. Walk through the countless halls in which historical greats such as the French philosopher Voltaire and the poet-prince Johann Wolfgang von Goethe have visited and immerse yourself in a time long past.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Brandenburg
Considering the average cost of $160.70 per night, Brandenburg lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in Germany.
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Brandenburg are January ($150.06 the average per night for accommodation), November ($150.12), and October ($152.05).
When it comes to booking a vacation rental in Brandenburg, the highest prices are found in the month of August (with an average of $182.52 per night), followed by July ($182.26), and April ($162.48).
In order to not have problems finding accommodation in Brandenburg, we recommend you to plan ahead as 65% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
The most available months are, on average, April (with an availability of 52.5%), March (47.5%), and January (47%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Brandenburg are, in order, August (with 12.6% of available rentals), July (15.5%), and September (23.75%).
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