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.
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.
A group of at least 2,000 anti-migrant demonstrators attracted more attention than their peaceful counter-protesters in the eastern city of Cottbus. The German city has seen a spate of violent attacks involving refugees.