Enjoy active recreation for hiking, cycling and water sports, or explore the picturesque village Ferch with its interesting, constantly changing exhibitions.
 
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The region Schwielowsee

The Schwielowsee, located at the gates of Potsdam, is already no longer a secret for water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. The four municipalities Caputh, Ferch, Geltow and Petzow nestle on its banks, each an idyll for themselves and offer an ideal destination.

Skipper and fruit growers have made history in Caputh. The inhabitants of Berlin and Potsdam knew the region already around 100 years ago to appreciate, the place, in the centre of which are located Caputh Castle and Park. This was built in 1662 in the style of the early Baroque Brandenburg and in 1671 expanded. Also, the summer house of Albert Einstein is better with a special flair. In the years 1929 - 1932 he lived from early spring to late autumn here with his family, was able to work concentrated and also relax while hiking and sailing. The shipping piers for example on Caputher Gemünde and the castle the ships of "Weisse Flotte Potsdam" starting for a trip on the Havel and the Schwielowsee. In a gentle summer breeze can be enjoyed every year the events of "Caputher music" both in the castle and church, as well as in the garden of the Einstein house.

At the southern end of the Schwielowsee allures to the idyllic painter village Ferch, with its thatched half-timbered houses, the fishermen's church from the 17th century and the "Havelländisches Malerkolonie". The Cultural Forum Schwielowsee initiated in the districts of events such as concerts, lectures and exhibitions. Also connected there two landing of the "Weisse Flotte Potsdam".

On the western shore you reach the small village Petzow with its castle, the Lenné Park and the Schinkel church with its magnificent view.

On the other side of Gemündes lies Geltow with its district Wildpark West. It greets the highly visible Brick church in neo-Gothic style. There near a visit to the active and traditional hand weaving museum with over 300 years old looms. Said by Fontane "Brühlschen Terrassen" in Baumgartenbruck, picturesquely situated on Schwielowsee, as well as the beach Caputh with its romantic sunsets, invite you to linger.

A few kilometers away is the famous blossom city of Werder (Havel), which hosts every year with the "Baumblütenfest" one of the largest festivals in Germany. There is also Germany's northernmost wine-growing region.

The region is easily accessible from Berlin via Potsdam.

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