Fehrbellin — From The Battle Of Fehrbellin To Glorious Festivals

Chances are unless you’ve taken World History in college or university you might never have heard of certain wars or epic battles in Europe.

Well, thankfully we’re a bunch of history buffs here at MyGermanCity.com, so we can tell you about all these wonderful places like the town of Fehrbellin in Brandenburg, Germany.

It was here that an epic Battle of Fehrbellin took place on June 18th, 1675 between Brandenburg and Swedish troops. The locals won and you’ll find a Siegessäule or Victory Column to this war time battle in the Hakenberg district (just southeast of Fehrbellin proper). I’d guess that if the Swedish won a monument would be in Sweden somewhere; and the townsfolk wouldn’t hold the annual Fehrbelliner Fest honoring the battle every year. ;-)

Even if you’re not so much into war history, there are quite a few other things to see and do. Why not try skydiving? Sounds like a lot of fun to jump from a few thousand meters above the town. Just try not to land atop one of the town’s 17 village churches (yes, there are 17 hamlets to the town).

One of the most frequently visited churches in Fehrbellin is the Feldbergkirche, where many classical music concerts are held. They’re all beautiful in their own way.

If books are more your thing, visit the Gemeindebücherei (Town Library) where many literary events are held.

I’m pretty sure the younger set will enjoy any one of the town’s Rock concerts. Then again, probably everyone of every age will love the annual Carnival (always held right before Lent starts).

Another frequently visited site is the obligatory Local History Museum (called a Heimatmuseum in German), located at Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Straße 6. And Schloss Wustrau, which was built in 1750, is pretty young compared to some of the other German castles. ;-)

When art is your thing, you’ll appreciate the Fisherman Bridge in the Wustrau-Altfriesach district, a 2-way, 1-lane Bascule Bridge with an awesome fish sculpture right next to it (called Des Fischers Traum — The Fishermen’s Dream).

A lot of Fehrbellin’s history might have started with a war battle, but your trip starts and ends with dreamful, picturesque impressions-

 

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