Einstein's Paradise and Lots of Culture Bicycle Tour

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Theodor Fontane waxed lyrical about the “Medallion of the Havel Chain”, while Albert Einstein felt as if he was in paradise here. Lake Schwielowsee, with Lake Templiner See adjacent to it, situated to the south-west of Potsdam, have provided landscape painters with the perfect backdrop since time immemorial.
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  • Einsteinhouse Caputh, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • Caputh Palace, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • Caputher Gemünde, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • View of the Schwielowsee, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • Japanese Bonsai Garden Ferch, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • Baumgartenbrücke Geltow, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • Einsteinhouse Caputh, Foto: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
This easy bicycle tour runs along the banks of the lakes, offering superb beautiful views and insights into the natural surroundings. The route passes several bathing spots, picnic areas and other sights worth stopping at.

Length: 32 kilometres
Start/finish: Potsdam central station (Hauptbahnhof)
Logo/route sign: white sign marked “F1” in green

Directions:
Train: From Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof) on the S7 (approximately 45 minutes).
Car: From Berlin via the A115 (approximately 45 minutes).

Route: Potsdam, Caputh, Ferch, Petzow, Potsdam

Sights along the route
  • Potsdam: Palaces and gardens
  • Caputh: Palace and park, Einstein’s Summer House, exhibition “Einstein's summer idyll in Caputh”, Stülerkirche, Heimathaus (local history centre)
  • Ferch: Museum Malerkolonie, Fischerkirche, Japanese Bonsai Garden
  • Petzow: Palace and park, Waschhaus am Haussee local history museum, church, Sanddorn-Erlebnis-Garten Christine Berger (sea buckthorn adventure garden)
  • Geltow: Church, hands-on weaving museum
  • Schill memorial (excellent view)

Possible combinations

European Bicycle Route R1, Havel Cycle Path, Tour Brandenburg, Historic Town Centre Cycle Routes 4

Trail conditions/surface:

The route is partially asphalted. Along some sections of the route the path consists of gravel or solid forest soil.

Maps/Literature

  • "Radwander- und Wanderkarte Potsdamer Havelseen, Blütenstadt Werder und Umgebung: Ausflüge zwischen Ketzin, Michendorf und dem Grunewald", 1:35.000, Verlag Barthel, A; Auflage: 4 (1. Mai 2014), ISBN-13: 978-3895910883, Euro 4.90
  • "Potsdam Havelland mit Tagestouren-Vorschlägen", Bielefelder Verlag, Auflage: 6 (1. März 2014)1:75.000, ISBN-13: 978-3870735784, Euro 8.95
  • "Potsdam – Havelland – Fläming: Fahrradkarte", 1:70000, KOMPASS-Karten; Auflage: 3 (1. März 2016), ISBN-13: 978-3850262729, Euro 7.99

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Theodor Fontane waxed lyrical about the “Medallion of the Havel Chain”, while Albert Einstein felt as if he was in paradise here. Lake Schwielowsee, with Lake Templiner See adjacent to it, situated to the south-west of Potsdam, have provided landscape painters with the perfect backdrop since time immemorial.
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  • Einsteinhouse Caputh, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • Caputh Palace, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • Caputher Gemünde, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • View of the Schwielowsee, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • Japanese Bonsai Garden Ferch, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
  • Baumgartenbrücke Geltow, Foto: PMSG Andre Stiebitz, Lizenz: Kultur- und Tourismusamt Schwielowsee
This easy bicycle tour runs along the banks of the lakes, offering superb beautiful views and insights into the natural surroundings. The route passes several bathing spots, picnic areas and other sights worth stopping at.

Length: 32 kilometres
Start/finish: Potsdam central station (Hauptbahnhof)
Logo/route sign: white sign marked “F1” in green

Directions:
Train: From Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof) on the S7 (approximately 45 minutes).
Car: From Berlin via the A115 (approximately 45 minutes).

Route: Potsdam, Caputh, Ferch, Petzow, Potsdam

Sights along the route
  • Potsdam: Palaces and gardens
  • Caputh: Palace and park, Einstein’s Summer House, exhibition “Einstein's summer idyll in Caputh”, Stülerkirche, Heimathaus (local history centre)
  • Ferch: Museum Malerkolonie, Fischerkirche, Japanese Bonsai Garden
  • Petzow: Palace and park, Waschhaus am Haussee local history museum, church, Sanddorn-Erlebnis-Garten Christine Berger (sea buckthorn adventure garden)
  • Geltow: Church, hands-on weaving museum
  • Schill memorial (excellent view)

Possible combinations

European Bicycle Route R1, Havel Cycle Path, Tour Brandenburg, Historic Town Centre Cycle Routes 4

Trail conditions/surface:

The route is partially asphalted. Along some sections of the route the path consists of gravel or solid forest soil.

Maps/Literature

  • "Radwander- und Wanderkarte Potsdamer Havelseen, Blütenstadt Werder und Umgebung: Ausflüge zwischen Ketzin, Michendorf und dem Grunewald", 1:35.000, Verlag Barthel, A; Auflage: 4 (1. Mai 2014), ISBN-13: 978-3895910883, Euro 4.90
  • "Potsdam Havelland mit Tagestouren-Vorschlägen", Bielefelder Verlag, Auflage: 6 (1. März 2014)1:75.000, ISBN-13: 978-3870735784, Euro 8.95
  • "Potsdam – Havelland – Fläming: Fahrradkarte", 1:70000, KOMPASS-Karten; Auflage: 3 (1. März 2016), ISBN-13: 978-3850262729, Euro 7.99

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Schwielowseestraße

14548 Caputh Schwielowsee

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