Visiting Königs Wusterhausen is like going through a time warp. You leave the bustle of Berlin behind and step into a gentler, more slow-paced time. There is much to see in this town, and amazing hikes and trails around it for which you should definitely make time.
The first place you will probably want to see is the castle. Although its origins go back to the Middle Ages, its current appearance owes much to the 18th century, at which time it was a favorite residence of Friedrich Wilhelm I. The courtyard of the castle is in the baroque style, but inside you will see a Prussian influence on the furnishings and decorations.
At the beginning of the 18th century the Cavalier Houses were built to house visitors to the royal home. Today it is a restaurant and event hall, where today’s visitors can enjoy good food and entertainment as they view the castle through the windows.
Just a stone’s throw from the castle you will find the town’s museum which has exhibits chronicling the history of the area from the Stone Age on. And not far from the castle you will also find the Lutheran church which, until 300 years ago, was a wooden church. With the mix of Renaissance and Prussian styles resulting from additions and alterations this is an interesting building to visit.
Another sight you should go and see while in Königs Wusterhausen is Castle Zeesen, which was built on the banks of the lake in 1690. The baroque mansion was extensively renovated at the beginning of the 19th century.
For those who like walking tours and hikes Königs Wusterhausen is a great place to visit. There are trails around the lake, through the urban areas of the seven districts, through the forested areas and along the canals. In winter there is snowmobiling.
Königs Wusterhausen has the past to attract history buffs and the rural environment to attract those who meditate and those who exercise. What more could anyone ask?