Brandenburg an der Havel
Town in the river, cradle of Mark Brandenburg region, the town which provided its name to the federal state of Brandenburg, birthplace of the well known cartoonist and comedian Vicco von Bülow alias Loriot – Brandenburg city has many claims to fame. The third largest city in the federal state of Brandenburg has a more than 1,000 years long history behind it and therefore there is a lot to see. Three different medieval town centres, the cathedral island, the Brennabor vehicle models exhibition, the story around bits and bytes in the computer museum, the famous Brandenburg symphony orchestra in the theatre, Loriots trail, of Loriot, idyllic places at the Havel waterfront and opposite our hotel the symbol of the city – Roland the Knight hewn in stone in front of the historic town hall. There is plenty to do and see in town and region with its unique lakeland. Here some addresses with useful Brandenburg city information for culture lovers or sport fans from us. For more information also visit the Brandenburg Tourism Information website.
Dom Sankt Peter und Paul cathedral
The construction of the cathedral on the cathedral island began 1165. Completed in the middle of the 13th century. The cathedral owes its present appearance to numerous conversions and renovations in 1836. Well worth seeing the Baroque organ by Johann Joachim Wagner as well as the high altar with the outstanding carving virgin and the cathedral museum.
Kunsthalle Brennabor art gallery
Infant buggies, bicycles, motorcycles were produced here up until the end of the second world war. Nowadays, contemporary art is the focal point of the Kunsthalle; located in a former fabrication hall of the listed Brennabor factory; supported by the theatre. For those with interest in art, it’s worthwhile heading to the extensive art space with 700 sqm.
Jahrtausendbrücke millennium bridge
The bridge received its name on the occasion of the 1,000th anniversary of the city in 1929. In the medieval times the first wooden bridge stood here which connected the old and new town over the Havel river with each other. The bridge was replaced by a wooden bascule bridge called Lange Brücke bridge in 1860. Later by an iron bridge, lastly by a steel-concrete bridge. In the middle age the authority pronounced judgement here, the bridge is a popular gathering point to relax today.
As town character Fritze Bollmann has gained immortality. The Bollmannlied song, Bollmanntropfen herbal liqueur and Bollmann fountain reminds us of the bizarre story of the simple barber given to drink and always short of money – who fell into the Beetzsee lake at the end of his taunted life. Discover Fritze Bollmann and other characters of the Havel town on the Brandenburg famous characters round tour.
Industrial museum Brandenburg
From steel factory to museum: The Industriemuseum industrial museum is unique witness of steel production era from 1912 to 1992 in Germany. Central object of the formidable production hall is the Siemens-Martin furnace; the last huge remaining smelting furnaces of twelve. The museum is anchor point of the European route of industrial heritage with exhibition about Brennabor vehicle manufacturer.
Brandenburg tourist card
Mit der Tourist Card für Brandenburg an der Havel sind Sie flexibel. Sie genießen 48 Stunden freie Fahrt mit dem öffentlichen Nahverkehr in der Stadt und profitieren von zahlreichen Rabatten für Theater, Museen, Charter, Schiffsrundfahrten, Bäder, Restaurants und Shoppen.
Wellness in the hotel
Get pampered in our wellness area. This is exactly what you need to get your ... More
Speed fit sport club
Distance: 1 km
If our small fitness equipment is not enough: Brandenburg town provides a good ... More
Running through the Havel town
Distance: 20 m
The beauty of the running path: its diversity. Start behind the hotel, in the city ... More
Swimming in Marienbad
Distance: 300 m
Outdoor and indoor swimming pools, fun area for kids with giant chute and so much ... More
Relaxing on the water
Distance: 300 m
Take a boat ride. Because no trip to Brandenburg-an-der-Havel town would be complete ... More
Action at and around Beetzsee lake
Distance: 200 m
Here you can sail, surf, swim, paddle, splash, bump, row... or enjoy other ... More
Biking on the Seven-lakes-trail
Distance: 200 m
This trail offers 35 kilometres of scenic riding through the unique lake district ... More
Wellness in the hotel
Get pampered in our wellness area. This is exactly what you need to get your relaxation on.
- Sauna with relaxing room and showers in the basement
- Small fitness room in the ground floor
- Daily 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Earlier sauna times by arrangement
- Massage and beauty offers
- Massage times by arrangement
- Massages for a fee
Speed fit sport clubDistance: 1 km
If our small fitness equipment is not enough: Brandenburg town provides a good collection of fitness clubs, located in the Neustadt district. For example the Speed fit sport club, Sankt-Annen-Straße 38 – only a ten minutes walk. This fitness studio is one of the coolest places to break a sweat in the town with city view.
Running through the Havel townDistance: 20 m
The beauty of the running path: its diversity. Start behind the hotel, in the city park. The trail leads through the city and is also probably the only trail where you can catch a sense of history of the city. Running the trail from end to end will bring you through parks and streets to cathedral island, along churches, millennium bridge, along Havel river. Best Season: year round.
Swimming in MarienbadDistance: 300 m
Outdoor and indoor swimming pools, fun area for kids with giant chute and so much more. Marienbad leisure pool is a real adventure year-round with plenty of space for kids to play and for splashing and for adults great lanes and diving boards. Highlights: Fifty-metres-pool with convertible roof, wonderful outside area for sunbathing or beach volleyball.
Relaxing on the waterDistance: 300 m
Take a boat ride. Because no trip to Brandenburg-an-der-Havel town would be complete without seeing the largest inland water sports network of Europe from the water side. Enjoy an excellent day out. Your boat ride with Nordstern cruises is a pure bliss and begins Salzhofufer station, just five minutes to walk. You should try not to miss.
Action at and around Beetzsee lakeDistance: 200 m
Here you can sail, surf, swim, paddle, splash, bump, row... or enjoy other pleasures: angling, swimming and sunbathing or just sweet laziness. Beetzsee lake with its regatta course is a hub for water lovers. Did you know that it is a glacial formed lake, 18 km long with maximum depth of nine metres? No? That is why the lake is an absolute must see.
Biking on the Seven-lakes-trailDistance: 200 m
This trail offers 35 kilometres of scenic riding through the unique lake district around the Havel town. Discover the surroundings on this exciting one-day ride most on cyclist-only paths or asphalt farm tracks away from busy roads. We offer bikes with speed gear from 10 Euro per day and bike, all year round.
It doesn't matter whether you are folk festivals partygoer, theater lover, music friend, sports mad: There is so much happening in Brandenburg Havel town all year round and the events calendar is always busy. Plan your year ahead and make sure you do not miss out. Find the best things to do in Berlin all year with Brandenburg Tourism Information events calendar of the coolest events, including parades, concerts, films and art exhibits and more.
Event city Brandenburg
Fireworks at the Havelfest river festival, returning to the middle ages at the Rolandfest medieval festival, experience local hospitality at the Höfefest courtyard party or Christmas market. Did you know that the city has nine towers and on heritage days, the doors are opened to the public. Be there.
Culture city Brandenburg
See lavish productions or attend concerts in the Brandenburg theatre, the home base for the iconic symphony orchestra of Brandenburg. Watch cult movies and descent into the underground cinema. Marvel at the large collection of modern art in the Brennabor art hall. Did you know the city has culture season throughout the year? Enter the city of culture.
Music city Brandenburg
Listen to live jazz in the old town or monastery, evening serenades in the cathedral, opt for Classic music at Havel river banks or enjoy Brandenburg Klostersommer high-energy music-theatre performances in June and July. Did you know the history of Brandenburg's symphonic orchestra can be traced back as far as 1866 and touch listeners hearts with their Wassermusiken concert at the Beetzsee lake music annually in August? Get the real feel of music.
Sports city Brandenburg
Rowing regatta, motorboat race, wakeboard championship, cycle safari or running competition with the Santa Claus last weekend before Christmas through the city. On water and ashore: Brandenburg is a sporting city with reputation. Did you know that more than 30 square kilometres of water are available for water sport fans and you can rent a sail boat without having a sailing license. Are you prepared to go on here?
Berlin – trade fair city
Right next door to Berlin exhibition centre, Brandenburg-an-der-Havel these days is a city caught up in a metamorphosis but there is no need to be a trade fair city itself. The infrastructure guarantees rapid access to any destination in the trade fair city of Berlin. Did you know there is a regional express train connection to Berlin main station? Train ride is around 50 minutes. Travel comfortably to the next fair in Berlin.