Beetzsee consists of four lake basins connected together. It is a beautiful lake near Brandenburg and is a popular waterway. It is connected to the River Havel and the Silo Canal. Biking, windsurfing, hiking, fishing, swimming and sailing are popular activities here. Water sports competitions are also held in its waters.
The St. Gotthardtkirche is located close to the Brandenburg Cathedral and the St Catherine church and together the trio make the town's main churches. St. Gotthardtkirche is believed to be one of the town's oldest buildings and named after the Holy Godehard. The church is worth a visit for the treasures that it holds, some of them being the Baptismal Font, a priceless altar cloth adorned with the scene of a unicorn hunt from the Christian mythology and the Epitaph. The view of the town from St. Gotthardtkirche's wonderful stained glass windows is breathtaking.
Commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm IV, Orangery Palace was built between 1851 and 1864. Construction of this mighty edifice started after the initial blueprint submitted by Friedrich Wilhelm IV. Noted architects Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse and Friedrich August Stuler were brought on board to erect the palace as per Friedrich's designs. Orangery Palace features a High Renaissance architectural style. It consists of servants' apartments, royal halls, marble statues and two other halls to keep potted plants.
Located in the lovely park Sanssouci in Potsdam, the Chinese Tea House was built by Frederick the Great so he could observe his vegetable garden. The house was built in the Chinoiserie style, which mixed rococo with elements of Chinese architecture. The gilded ornaments and columns give the house an extravagant look and feel. The Chinesisches Haus is a must see when having a walk through the park.
This lovely old church sits in Potsdam's Sanssouci palace park, and is built in the style of an Italian Monastery Chapel. It features a remarkable architectural design and is the final resting place of Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm I. It also hosts classical concerts and features splendid acoustics.
The Nauen Gate is a massive guard tower located in close proximity to the Dutch Quarter. It is one of the common meeting points in Potsdam. The adjoining square is a lively place with popular restaurants, cafes, bars and weekly markets inviting a lot of visitors every day. It is one of the three remaining city gates built in 1755 reflecting Gothic architecture.
Church of the Redeemer is located in Sacrow and is one of the most beautiful churches in the country. The church has spectacular architecture. It dates back to 1844 and the place underwent restoration and refurbishment in 1995. One of the most distinct features of the church is its 20 meter tall campanile which adds to the beauty of the Church of the Redeemer. The church has a lovely aura of peace and serenity around it.
The medieval castle of Ziesar is one of the most well-preserved landmarks in the city. An erstwhile bishop residence, the castle was built somewhere between 12th to 14th Centuries and was used as a permanent residence by bishops of Brandenburg. The 35 meter (114 feet) high tower in the castle complex along with the chapel of St.Peter and Paul are its remarkable features. Today used as a museum and a library. A must-visit, the castle is a visual treat.
St. Katharinenkirche or the St. Catherine church is the protestant parish of the town and is one of the biggest churches of the town. The place where this mighty church stands today used to be occupied by a stone building which was demolished to build St. Catherine church in the 14th Century. The unique aspect about the architecture of the chuch is the fact that it is completely made of bricks and its magnificent tower dominates the skyline of the town. Locals and tourists alike, come here to seek solace and adore its rich interiors.
Located a top a hill in the city of Postdam in Berlin, Ruinenberg is a beautiful historical attraction with its artificial ruins and large water tank. It is surrounded by a remarkable landscape garden adorned with impressive mature trees, rolling green fields and mowed lawns. Organically the project to construct a reservoir for feeding the fountains of Sanssouci was conceived by Frederick William I of Prussia in the 18th cnetury, but it was completed only a hundred years later by Friedrich Wilhelm IV with the help of modern technical facilities, a steam engine and a piping system. A 23 meters (75 feet) tall look out tower was also constructed and today provides visitors with an spectacular views of the park and the city. A peaceful getaway from the busy city streets, it is a must visit location for tourists in Postdam.