Herzberg (Elster) is a town in the south of Brandenburg that’s pretty awesome. It has an old historical town center, but also has a lot of fun things to do for the entire family.
Within the historical center of town is the town’s City Hall that’s close to the Marienkirche. The old church’s ceiling paintings are considered to be some seriously valuable artwork. And the Villa Marx (or, Mansion Marx) is a piece of architectural art onto itself.
Herzberg is lucky enough to have its own castle, too. Schloss Grochwitz was built at the end of the 15th century. Lucky for us, it’s now used for many meetings, concerts, and the Schlossnacht (Castle Night) in September so we all get to enjoy it. Quite different from it’s original use as just some baron’s house, huh?
From “Heart Mountain,” as Herzberg literally translates to English, you can look to the celestial heavens at the Zeiss Planetarium. If you’re visiting in September get in on one of the Planetarium’s telescope meetings.
If you prefer looking to the Earth, the Herzberg Botanical Gardens would be a good idea or just a stroll in the City Park, too.
The Tierpark (an animal park) is another way of enjoying what our planet has to offer. On the 1st weekend in May, come for all the festivities at the Herzberger Tierpark Celebration.
But, to me the Nature Park Niederlausitzer Heide is the best example of the Earth’s natural history. Forged from the last ice age over 184,000 years ago, the heath can be enjoyed by both walking and cycling.