When coloured leaves cover the ground and fresh dew blankets the meadows, it's time to put on your waterproof hiking boots. Only a short train ride away from Berlin, you will find wonderful forests and dreamlike waters. Brandenburg's diverse landscapes are a true hiking paradise. We have put together three multi-day hikes for your long weekend that will take you to the most beautiful regions around Berlin.
Whether you prefer to hike through the Spree Forest, crisscrossed by small and big streams, along shimmering lakes in the Uckermark or to medieval castles in Fläming, is up to you. These hikes are an absolute dream, especially in late summer and autumn, when the leaves of the trees gradually change colour. In the Spree Forest you can explore the rivers and waterways of this unique nature reserve. In the Uckermark, you will be enchanted by dense forests and deep blue lakes. The hilly landscape with its numerous castles in the Nature Park Hoher Fläming is also charming. And, best of all: the starting and finishing points of all tours can be easily reached by train from Berlin.
In this Collection, you will find three hikes to guide you through these dreamlike regions and show you their most beautiful side. The "3-day tour through the Spree Forest" leads you through the wonderful nature reserve Innerer Oberspreewald, staying close to water the whole way. On the "2-day tour in the Nature Park Hoher Fläming" between Bad Belzig, Raben and Wiesenburg, you will experience a journey back in time. Here, you can explore enchanted castles and romantic villages along the Burgenwanderweg. The "2-day tour in the Uckermark" will make you feel like you are hiking in Tuscany whilst the route from Wilmersdorf to Prenzlau is characterised by vast lakes, wooded hills and species-rich lakeshores.
We have arranged all the hikes so that they end in villages with a good choice of accommodation or directly at a place where you can stay – so you don't have to worry about that. If you only have one weekend, you can shorten the three-day route by one day, the second destination is Lübbenau, which has a direct train connection to Berlin. There are no limits to your wanderlust.
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This multi-day hike leads you through the beautiful nature reserve Innerer Oberspreewald. The rivers, lakes and forest zones have formed a multi-faceted mosaic here. Over bridges and weirs you walk steadily through impressive nature along the water. On the canals you can see canoeists for whom this network of waterways is also a popular destination.In three days you will be hiking from Vetschau in the Spreewald via Lübbenau to Lübben. The first night you spend in the beautiful Waldhotel Eiche. On the second and third stage, you will not only experience breathtaking nature, but also have the opportunity to visit a castle.You start at Vetschau station, which you can reach in just over an hour from Berlin (bahn.de). Soon you leave the place behind you and follow the mill stream to the idyllic meadow pond. The path leads directly along the overgrown western shore of the lake. At Kossateich, you cross the southern floodwaters and enter the nature reserve.On paths and footbridges you will explore the unique landscape of the Inner Oberspreewald, which is an important habitat for many animals and plants. In late summer and autumn, the leaves of the trees turn colorful and you can observe numerous migratory birds.After about eight kilometers you come to the lock Dubkowmühle. The homonymous inn with a beautiful garden is the perfect place for a break. On the village road you walk to Leipe and turn back there into the breathtaking nature of the Spreewald lowlands.At the crossroads of several canals lies the quaint boathouse Rehnus. The wooden cottage with thatched roof is a popular meeting place for hikers and paddlers. In the guest garden, you can fortify yourself with a snack before you cross the Burg-Lübbener channel and follow the trail.After another three kilometers through pristine moors and dense forest you reach your milestones, the Waldhotel Eiche. Located directly on the Großer Fliess in a wide clearing, you will find plenty of peace here and can let the first day relax in a relaxed way.
The second stage is also characterized by the element of water: After a restful night at the Waldhotel Eiche you follow the course of the northern river on the Fontaneweg. The Inner Oberspreewald is an important habitat for Otters and Beavers, with a little luck you can spot them in the thicket.At the Kannomühle you turn right and reach the wider course of the Nordumfluters, which forms the northern border of the nature reserve. Following our route, you walk partly through dense forest, partly over open meadow landscapes. Here are the bridges and locks always great views of the shimmering water.A special highlight is the quaint restaurant Wotschofska: In the shadow of huge trees you can strengthen yourself here in the beautiful garden for the rest of the route. Incidentally, the beautiful building with the green window frames is a monument to the city of Lübbenau.Afterwards, our path leads you along the water of the Bürgerfließes through a beautiful birch forest. In autumn, the color combination of the light stems and yellow leaves is simply gorgeous.After a few meters, you will reach the outskirts of Lübbenau, where the magnificent Lübbenau Castle stands amidst a beautiful park. In Lübbenau you will find a good selection of accommodation. There is even the possibility to spend the night in the castle, because since the year 1989 this is a hotel.
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Rested leave the beautiful Lübbenau and are soon surrounded again by great nature. A beautiful path leads you along the Kamske, a popular canoeing channel. After a short time you cross the Zerkwitzer boat trip over the local weir, where a nice rest area is located.It continues through the natural cultural landscape of the Inner Oberspreewald, which is crossed by an incredible number of watercourses. A dreamlike palette of greens and fresh forest air surround you. Where the Great River meets the Burg-Lübbener Kanal, there is a small lookout tower. You can climb the wooden structure and enjoy a magnificent view of the vast meadows. This area is a well-known resting place for cranes. At the tower you will find an interesting info board.The Nordumfluter forms the northern border of the nature reserve and brings you to Lübben. There is a lot to discover in the romantic town on the Spree. On the quiet castle island you can rest on lush lawns. The impressive Lübben Castle is also worth a visit, it now houses a museum and a small café.West of the city center, you will reach Lübben via Lübbener Hain. There you can get on the train to Berlin and enjoy the great landscape for another hour on the one-hour ride.
On this two-day hike, you will walk in the footsteps of medieval knights and lords through the Hoher Fläming Nature Park. From Bad Belzig, which marks the beginning of the Burgenwanderweg, our route leads you first through the beautiful hilly landscape to Raben. On the second day we continue to the castle Wiesenburg in the same place.Your tour starts after a one-hour train ride at the train station Bad Belzig (bahn.de). Through the narrow streets of the old town you will reach the first stop of your "castle-hopping": Eisenhardt Castle, more than 1000 years old, sits enthroned on a hill above the city. In the very well preserved complex, a café invites you to take a rest and from the massive keep you can enjoy a fantastic view. The neighboring Bricciuskirche is well worth a visit.Then you wander through the beautiful landscape that you were able to see before from Eisenhardt Castle. The wide field corridor is dipped in the fall in beautiful colors. In the villages of Kranepuhl and Lühnsdorf two typical churches of the Mittelmark await you, and yet each of them is something special. The buildings were already built in the Middle Ages and are characterized by massive stone walls.In Rädigke is the rustic Gasthof Moritz, which is perfect for a break. Sitting in the traditional parlor or in the green guest garden, you can enjoy regional delicacies. But not only delicious food is available in the Gasthaus Moritz, but also a library. An interesting and probably unique combination.Afterwards you will reach the picturesque Planetal. You follow the course of the creek to Raben, where the high medieval castle Rabenstein lies. The passage through the mighty gate is like a journey through time: discover the round keep, the Knights' Hall and the rustic tavern. In the hostel you can stay overnight or you go after your visit of the castle Rabenstein back to the place to the room rental Moritz.
At the beginning of the second stage you leave the village of Rabe and wander through the headwaters of the tarpaulin. There is an old bathhouse, which is home to many frogs and dragonflies.Accompanied by fresh air and the sounds of the forest dwellers, you walk through the Gruboer wood. The hilly forest landscape is interrupted again and again by wide fields and meadows. Here you can let your eyes wander over the so-called Rummel, glacial dry valleys.On your way to Wiesenburg you come through the village of Grubo, where you can visit the romantic village pond and another Flemish church. In the inn in the center you can take a break.Through dense forest, we continue north. Between the two elevations Fuchsberg and Lichter Berg reaches the railroad crossing. The last part to Wiesenburg you go on the south route of the International Art Trail. Along the way are interesting installations and projects by various artists.At the end of your multi-day hike, there is an absolute highlight awaiting you: the majestic Wiesenburg Castle with its wonderful garden. The Baroque façade is reflected in the small castle pond and winding paths meander through the park. Even if you can not visit the castle from the inside, the view from the outside and the typical baroque garden are a great experience.At the southern end of the castle complex is the Wiesenburg train station, where you can board the train to Berlin. On the 70-minute return journey, you can review your varied tour again.
This beautiful tour is characterized by natural forests, small villages and clear lakes. The sparsely populated Uckermark is also known as the "Tuscany of the North" because of its hilly landscape. On the first day we will take you from Wilmersdorf near Angermünde through the Melzower Forst to the Oberuckersee before continuing on the second leg to Prenzlau am Unteruckersee.Wilmersdorf near Angermünde can be reached in just over an hour from the main train station in Berlin (bahn.de). You leave the station in a northerly direction and soon enter the tranquil Melzow Forest. In the dense forest you will come across rippling streams and stagnant waters like the Jakobsdorfer See.Soon you will arrive in the small village of Melzow, in the center of which stands a rustic church. The Gramzower Weg takes you to the viewpoint "Wietblick". As the name suggests, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Oberuckersee and the gentle hills of the Uckermark from here.After you have crossed the settlement Trumpf, you come to the deep blue Dolgensee. The reedy shore is a paradise for waterfowl and fish. You walk along the lake and can see the glittering water surface.Through wide meadows and fields, the path leads you to Warnitz, your current destination. In the center worth a visit to the small village church, with its stone tower from the 13th century. The day you can end on the green Uckerpromenade.In Warnitz different accommodations are available, you can find tips on this for example here: ferienregionuckerseen.de
Much of the second stage takes you right along the shores of Lake Uckersee, so you can look forward to gorgeous views. You leave Warnitz heading north and follow the path that runs parallel to the rails. But rarely does a regional train drive past here.In the north of the Oberuckersee lies the village of Quast. Here you can make a detour to the small beach with beach café. At the Krummesee near Seehausen you will hike through lush greenery and in the shade of old trees.Following the trail through colorful fields and meadows, you reach the south bank of the Unteruckersee, the fourth largest lake in Brandenburg. You continue hiking in the direction of Prenzlau and enjoy the magnificent view of the water and the hilly landscape of the Uckermark. Again and again you come to meadows and viewpoints that offer a rest.The last section of this stage you can walk on the promenade of Prenzlau and then come to the lovingly landscaped lake park. You can reach the center of Prenzlau via the equally beautiful city park that runs along the city wall.Before you get on the train to Berlin at the train station, you can still visit the St. Jacobi church. The leisurely ride on the Regional Express to Berlin takes about one and a half hours.