The Uckermark: A fabled area full of wide, hilly landscapes, quiet forests, glittering lakes and sleepy villages. This region—located in Brandenburg's untouched north—remains one of the most sparsely populated in Germany, despite being fairly close to Berlin. This makes it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway from the German capital—just put your phone in flight mode, lace your boots and go. Right into the beauty of the Uckermark.
In nine stages, this Collection will show you the best of this region. Starting in Prenzlau, all of the stages are easy to master even for inexperienced hikers, with only the final two stages of the hike presenting any real difficulty. The hike follows old cobblestone streets, quiet forest paths and leisurely country lanes, and it'll take you past numerous deep blue bathing lakes and tiny villages that are seemingly stuck in time; still-living reminders of a bygone age. As the Uckermark becomes more and more renowned, however, these rural time capsules—old as they may be—are well stocked with everything a visitor needs, from lovingly furnished restaurants and cafés, and interesting country estates.
To help you make the most of your time, we have planned all nine stages to end in villages or towns where plenty of accommodation options are available. As this hike is a roundtrip, you can choose to start on any stage. We recommend starting either at Prenzlau (stage 1), at Angermünde (stage 4), or at Templin (stage 7), however, as all of these towns can be reached via regional train from Berlin in about one and a half to two hours.
If you only want to go hiking into the Uckermark for a few days, choose a section of the Uckermärker Landrunde. Thanks to good train connections to Berlin, stages 1 to 3, 4 to 6 and 7 to 9 are perfectly suited as three-day hikes. With the exception of Wuppgarten—the destination of the seventh stage—all stage destinations are also connected to the nearest railway stations by regional buses. This makes it easy to plan two-day sections. Due to the good connection to the public transport network, you could even conquer the Uckermärker Landrunde over several weekends.
Bus timetables can be found at uvg-online.com/home.html.
The first stage on the Uckermärk land round starts in Prenzlau on the north shore of the Unteruckersee. Through the water gate, an ancient passage in the medieval city wall, you leave the city center. After a few steps you are standing on the shores of Lake Unterucker, the fourth largest lake in Brandenburg…
After a restful night in Warnitz, you start your second stage here. As soon as you have crossed under the railway tracks, wide fields and meadows await you on the other side. On a rustic dirt road, we continue towards Dolgensee. The schilfumsäumte lake is located on the edge of Melzower forest, the largest…
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The third stage of the Uckermärk land round starts in peaceful Biesenbrow. You follow the main road out of the village and then wander across the vast fields of the Uckermark. Along the little busy road we continue to the railway tracks of the route Berlin-Szczecin. After crossing the tracks, leave the…
The fourth leg of the Uckermärk Land Tour starts in the city of Angermünde. The hiking trail meanders out of the city. After a short section over fields, the Uckermärk Landrunde leads you into a dense forest. You follow the forest path to the shore of Wolletzsee. Directly on the roadside is the cozy…
The fifth hiking day begins in the village of Peetzig. After a morning dip into the cool water of the Peetzigsee, you can start right away. On pleasant country lanes, you cycle along wide meadows and fields until you enter the vast forests of the Poratzer Moränenlandschaft. In the vast area there are…
Starting point of your sixth stage is Ringenwalde. Freshly rested, start your trek in the morning and leave the village heading west. In the hilly forest landscape that you walk through, you will find several hidden lakes. The small and larger waters lie in old glacial channels and are a result of the…
On your seventh stage of the Uckermärk Landrunde, you will again be rewarded with beautiful views and varied landscapes. Along the banks of the Templin Canal you leave the city of Templin. A pleasant hiking trail leads along the shore until you cross the canal at Ziegeleibrücke. You follow the course…
In Wuppgarten at the Platkowsee you start your eighth day of hiking on the Uckermärk land round. First you follow the shore path back to the small Glambecksee. From there you hike through the forest to Gandenitz. In the small village there is a beautiful old stone church and a cozy inn. Afterwards you…
On the ninth day it is time to say goodbye to the Uckermark. The last stage takes you from Boitzenburg back to Prenzlau, the starting point of your first stage. On your way to there, the Uckermark shows off its best side again.
You leave the little town of Boitzenburg - but not before you visit the chocolate…
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