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Germany's 16 states: Brandenburg

Brandenburg boasts magnificent palaces, medieval town centers and plenty for nature-lovers.

The state of Brandenburg extends around the German capital. The verdant region surrounding Berlin boasts one UNESCO World Heritage site after another – from the parks and palaces of the Prussian kings in Potsdam, to modern Bauhaus architecture in Bernau, and Grumsin Beech Forest in the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve. 

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Travel tips for Brandenburg

Slowing down in the Spreewald

The Spreewald lies south of Berlin. The woodland region is crisscrossed by thousands of small canals, which are great for boating. Nicole Frölich, who hosts our TV travel show Check-in , finds out that there are also lots of other ways to relax in the picturesque villages.

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A natural paradise not far from Berlin

Potsdam, state capital

With the famous palace of Sanssouci, the Dutch Quarter and the Babelsberg film studios, Potsdam has plenty of sights to see. How much of Potsdam can you see in a single day? Check-in host Lukas Stege tried to find out.

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Potsdam: How much can you see in a day?

Fürst-Pückler Museum Park and Branitz Palace

It wasn't just the Prussian kings who left their mark in Brandenburg. Prince Herrmann von Pückler-Muskau was a world traveler, writer, bon vivant and brilliant landscape artist. In south-eastern Brandenburg near the city of Cottbus he left a landscaped park and palace that are a work of art in themselves. The complex here was begun in 1846 after the prince had to sell his estate in Bad Muskau with its park, which he had created earlier and which has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2004.  

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Branitz castle and park

On the Beelitz treetop walkway

The derelict TB sanatorium Beelitz-Heilstätten is a truly haunting modern ruin and a popular photographic subject among Instagrammers. Since 2015, visitors have also been able to get a bird's-eye view while exploring its history – from a treetop walkway above the complex. 

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#DailyDrone: Treetop path Beelitz-Heilstätten

A highlight in a 360-degree video

The New Palace in Potsdam, built by Frederick the Great to accommodate his guests, is much less well-known than his summer palace, Sanssouci – but just as well worth a visit. 

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