Brandenburg is one of Germany's 16 federal states and surrounds the capital Berlin but does not include it. It has a population of just under six million.
The region was the core of the historic Kingdom of Prussia. Following World War II the eastern third of historic Brandenburg was ceded to Poland in 1945. Brandenburg, the capital of which is Potsdam, It is well known for ist well-preserved natural environment. This page collates recent DW content on the German state.
Germany's Federal Court of Justice (BGH) has released new details surrounding the arrest of a suspected "Islamic State" (IS) militant. The Syrian teenager allegedly highlighted the Brandenburg Gate as a potential target.
A court has sentenced an NPD politician to eight months in prison for openly displaying a tattoo with a Nazi slogan and an image of Auschwitz death camp. The man showed the back tattoo at a Brandenburg pool last year.
Many visitors to Berlin take guided tours to see attractions like the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag or remnants of the Berlin Wall. But for those willing to try something a little different, a local NGO has started offering tours by former homeless people. They aim to show tourists another side to the German capital. Correspondent Daniel Pelz reports.