Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The historic city center with remains of the old city walls and numerous half-timbered houses from the 18th and 19th centuries, which were extensively renovated in recent years, bear witness to a long and varied history. Visible from far away in the wide floodplain of the Dosse, the landmark of Wusterhausen rises: the town church of St. Peter and Paul.
In 1233, the town was given the city rights by the Lords of Plotho. In the late Middle Ages, the city developed magnificently through its salt trade, which reached over the Dosse, Havel and Elbe to Hamburg. After the turmoil of war and fires Wusterhausen remained mainly a small farming town in which developed small businesses: Among other brewer, cloth and linen weavers and temporarily up to 98 shoemakers - the latter brought the place the nickname "Schusterhausen" one.
September 2, 2019
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