To the north-west of Berlin in Brandenburg state, energetic Hohen Neuendorf sits beside the quiet Havel river. Set within miles of farmland and pine woods, this active town is the center of outdoor activities and a get-a-away for Berliners at the weekend!
Literally on the edge of the countries capital, there is plenty to do in the fresh air. Whether its a visit to 1 of the 2 championship golf courses for some private lesson with a PGA instructor, or taking a long hike in the “green belt” of Berlin through wide meadows and small forests.
Why not take the children to the equestrian center in Stolpe, where you can ride one of the dozens of marked trails through open landscapes or secluded woodlands. Or maybe take the plunge yourself and learn to ride or jump with qualified professionals!
Stay in Hohen Neuendorf itself if you want to just wander through great architecture and past magnificent buildings. Admire the Russian style main church, or wander past garden villas and beautifully renovated townhouses in crooked streets. Make sure you don’t miss the impressive oriental Pagoda outside of town — surrounded by water, and quite different from anything else here!
If you just want some peace and quiet, then head for any of the local villages. Bergfelde is very scenic and natural with miles or empty moorland to explore. Stolpe has one of the oldest village churches in the state and really exudes “rural idyll” with its tiny houses and ancient trees.
Another past-time common to visitors to Hohen Neuendorf is sailing or cruising. There is the main Havel river, but also the Oder-Havel Canal to explore. There are plenty of companies ready to hire out boats as a passenger — or as a captain! ;-)
Prefer to be on dry land? Then pick up a map of the local section of the Treidelweg — the cycling and walking route that follows the canal — can head of north or south with a hearty packed lunch!