The Havel town bears the nickname “Little Venice” for a good reason: it is situated on an island surrounded by the Havel lakes. It is even possible to go on a round tour of the town by canoe. Three historic town centres, among them the cathedral island or Dominsel as the cradle of the State of Brandenburg, form the town centre and reflect the 1000-year history. Up to the turning point in 1989, Brandenburg had been a significant industrial location. Brandenburg draws fans of architecture, covering periods from medieval churches to industrial and modern architecture.
In the course of preparations for the 2015 Federal Horticultural Show (BUGA), the town has blossomed out and expanded further toward the water. Beautiful promenades along the Havel, such as the “Jahrtausendbrücke”, invite visitors for a stroll. High-end lofts for residents, holiday homes or restaurants have been established in the former buildings of industrial architecture. So get ready for some exciting contrasts of old and new during your round tour.