Northeast Germany: nature in its purest form.
The city of Rheinsberg is located 93km on the north of Berlin, in the federal state of Brandenburg, next to the Rhine River. The main attraction is the Rheinsberg Castle, which dates back to the 16th century. Enjoy a walk through its gardens and the wonderful views of the lake, it is completely free. Except for the entrance to the castle, for which you will have to pay.
Prices for the visit to the interior of the castle:
- 8€ normal rate.
- 6€ reduced rate
- 15€ for a family rate for 2 adults and 4 children (up to 18 years old)
Schedules valid for 2018:
– January to March: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm (closed Monday)
– April to October: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5.30 pm (closed Monday)
For more information about the castle, other schedules, group rates I leave the link to this website available in German and English.
If what you are looking for is something out of the ordinary or you are more of forests, bike rides, canoeing, or enjoying a refreshing swim in summer, yes, in Germany there is also summer and the sun comes out, from time to time, Rheinsberg is a destination to consider.
Lakes, forests, foxes, deer and wild pigs. Those are the animals that you will find in the surroundings of this small location. Tranquillity, disconnection from the big city. With young children, or not so young or with your four-legged friend.
In my opinion, Grosser Zechliner See is one of my favourite lakes. Hidden in the middle of the forest, about 13km from the city, in the municipality of Dorf Zechlin. Here there is no foreign tourism, except my dog Morrison and I. Most of it is local tourism or people who want to disconnect from the intense city life of Berlin or Hamburg.
WHERE TO EAT:
- Pane e Vino: is an Italian restaurant located in the centre of town. Their owners are of Italian origin, with which the food is of a high quality. They have a wide menu with a wide variety of dishes and delicious homemade bread. You can learn more about them on their facebook page.
- Ratskeller: traditional German restaurant, somewhat high in price but also with a wide menu with a speciality in asparagus when the season occurs. To take a look at their website you can click here.
WHERE TO SLEEP:
- Precise Resort Marina Wolfsbruch: located about 12km from Rheinsberg, in the middle of nature, surrounded by a small canal, which can be accessed by boats or “houseboats” as some Germans have. The hotel also has a spa area with several pools at different temperatures to relax after a long walk.
- Hafendorf Rheinsberg: located also on the outskirts of the city, with views of the Rheinsberg lake, nice location for those who want to be a little more in touch with the small town.
Here you have a discount of 15€ for booking.com if you decide to disconnect from the world and come to visit Rheinsberg.
– Tourism website mainly in German, with some sections in English: https://www.rheinsberg.de/
– Nearest bank: Sparkasse, in case you need cash. Because in Germany, in some stores and restaurants they don’t take any kind of cards.
– Supermarkets: Edeka, Lidl, Netto.