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.
Recent events at Sachsenhausen have caused controversy: first visits from defiant AfD lawmakers, and now a scandal regarding security guards. It could be due to the current social climate, says a director for the site.