The city of Berlin is surrounded by the Brandenburg region, so Berlin is a great destination for a one- or two-day visit. Here, check out the TV Tower and, of course, the Brandenburg Gate. Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg state, is also a good choice for a day trip. Over time, people from all over Europe came to the residence city of the Hohenzollern dynasty. A trip to Poland or Dresden can also be on the programme. Brandenburg has no fewer than 3 UNESCO biosphere reserves: Spreewald, Flusslandschaft Elbe-Brandenburg, and Schorfheide-Chorin.
The Spreewald is located southeast of Berlin. You will find more than 18,000 animal and plant species. This area has special inhabitants, the Sorbs. They are a Slavic minority with their own traditions and language. Here, you can, for instance, take a boat trip on a Spreekahn, a traditional punt. The skipper is dressed in traditional Sorbian costumes. While you are there, try the authentic Spreewald gurken (Spreewald gurken).