Brandis, frankly speaking, is not your typical holiday resort. Don’t expect to get swamped with souvenirs or tricked by scams, for that matter. In Brandis they leave you alone. They let you explore in peace and at your own pace and so you pretty much make your own plans.
Which means, when you get here you should have a fair idea of what’s in store so you can plan an itinerary and idiot-proof it. So, go ahead take your pick, mix and match from medieval history, modern events, culture, cuisine, and entertainment.
Brandis has a number of Churches of various faiths. So you get to visit the stately Protestant Town Church exhibiting a Baroque style, the Hill Church Beucha, and the Catholic Church. For more history, visit the Polenz Castle and the Park Manor.
Best of all is perhaps the Schloss Brandis with its splendid Baroque style of architecture. It certainly looks like the town had a penchant for this style for you certainly do come across it often.
Brandis loves its Choirs and concerts just as much as the Churches, so if you so desire, there’s always some musical event being staged. Christmas season means all sorts of Advent Music and Choir band performances. Gospel Choir bands are also a hit in town.
When you have been suitably soothed by all that music, perhaps it’s time to go sporting. Check out the Sports and Leisure Park for tennis and athletics. They have a bowling alley and a restaurant, which pretty much rounds it all up nicely.
Brandis’ countryside boasts hills and woods and nature reserves which only means one thing — fabulous hiking and trekking for the outdoor types. Biking is pure pleasure in these rugged parts and certainly sorts the wannabes from the real deal. So, if you’re up for it, Brandis has it.
Horse riding is another popular sport. So if you so prefer, you can have one of these magnificent beasts to be your tour guide of the lovely countryside.
Lastly, the huge Solar Power Plant known as Solarkraftwerk Waldpolenz, built in 2008 and 2009, is something worth photographing and inspecting as you rarely come across a solar power plant of the size of 200 football fields.