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.
Much of the world is sweltering through a heat wave, and Germany is no exception. That's bad news for farmers in Brandenburg, who are still getting over heavy rains last year. Now, they're taking drastic action to save their crops from extreme weather.
The Berlin Wall has now been gone for longer than the 28 years it stood. But what has happened to it since German reunification? Keith Walker speaks with an art historian with a special interest in the Berlin Wall. Leo Schmidt is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the Brandenburg University of Technology in the German city of Cottbus.