One Brandenburg's most monumental religious landmarks, the Dom zu Brandenburg is an example of the finest Gothic architecture. The church was founded around the 12th Century and is renowned for its brick Gothic architecture. The interiors are just as impressive as the exteriors, featuring a winged, gilded altar. A must-visit, the Brandenburg Cathedral is a historical and religious symbol.
Presenting a spellbinding facade, the Altstädter Rathaus Brandenburg is one of the most stunning landmarks of the city. Its architecture pertains to Gothic designs, and its marvelous visage draws crowds from far and wide. The five meters high Roland statue from the year 1474 is located in front of the town hall since 1946.
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.
Built in the year 1974, Friedenswarte is a scenic tower which was constructed as a lookout point. Situated right in the city center, it offers panoramic views of the whole town, and is a popular attraction among locals and visitor alike. The 32.5 meter (106.6 feet) tower can be ascended or descended using the double helix staircase.
Lehnin Abbey is a remarkable Cistercian monastery situated in the heart of the municipality of Kloster Lehnin. Housing numerous buildings in the complex, it is notably known for its Brick Gothic architectural form, considered one of the best in the country. The abbey was used as a summer residence, a hunting lodge and then as a housing facility for the Protestant Community during 1911. The final resting place of Otto I, the monastery is a historical relic of the country.
Park Sanssouci is a wonderful historic park in the city of Potsdam, which lies 30 minutes from Berlin. It is named after the summer palace built by Frederick the Great and was later extended by Frederick William IV. Sans soucis literally means "without worries," and a day in this park will surely allow you to unwind. Sanssouci and its buildings are often referred to as the Versailles of Germany. Besides the summer palace the park also hosts several other beautiful buildings like Schloss Charlottenhof, Neues Palais, Chinesische Haus and a collection of statues in the garden. The park and its palaces are a World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO. For more information on what the park has to offer, please visit the website.
New Chambers was built for Prussia's King Frederick the Great between 1771 and 1775. An orangery built at this site in the year 1745 was replaced by New Chambers. New Chambers is designed by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff. The structure is found towards the west end of the massive Sanssouci Palace and well complements the Picture Gallery to its east. New Chambers is an excellent example of Frederican Rococo's late architectural style. His style came as a breath of fresh air during a time when Classical architectural style was dominating the scene.
Overlooking River Brandenburger Niederhavel, Ruine der Johannis-Kirche is a beautiful structure that has occupied its current location since 1237. An erstwhile Franciscans church, this historic edifice was partly restored through local funding but some of its sections are still in ruins. Mural-covered walls are the most striking feature of church's Gothic facade in addition to its neatly upgraded conical roof that can be spotted from quite a far. Ruine der Johannis-Kirche is a popular venue for several cultural events.
Located within the Neuen Garten, this Orangerie is a masterpiece of sculpture. Dating back to 1791, this 86 meter long structure reflects Egyptian art and culture on its facade.
Situated in the beautiful town of Potsdam, the Erlöserkirche dates back to the 19th Century. The church reflects the spectacular Neo-Gothic architecture and its tower is particularly notable. Music is a significant part of the church and its young choir, as well as senior choirs, perform at the church. It hosts several other musical concerts as well.
Schloss Nennhausen is a majestic edifice in the town of Nennhausen. Situated on Fouque-Platz, it dates back to the year 1737 and remains a striking example of Neo-Gothic style of architecture. At the start of the 18th Century, the sprawling castle gardens were created in Baroque design. The gardens were home to Germany's biggest and one of the oldest trees. The castle served as the residence to legendary personalities like Albert Einsein and Friedrich Baron de la Motte Fouque. Today, under private ownership, the castle operates as a fine venue for recitals and concerts. Also, the orangery serves as an idyllic spot for meetings and intimate celebrations.