Märkisch-Oderland District Brings History Alive

The Märkisch-Oderland District sits in an area of great historical significance, tucked tidily between Berlin to the west, and the Polish border to the east.

Märkisch-Oderland District Map

Map of the Märkisch-Oderland District

Towns & Villages in the Märkisch-Oderland District

  • Alt (Tucheband)
  • Altlandsberg
  • Bad Freienwalde
  • Beiersdorf (Freuden.)
  • Bleyen-Genschmar
  • Bliesdorf
  • Buckow (Märk. Schw.)
  • Falkenberg (Mark)
  • Falkenhagen (Mark)
  • Fichtenhöhe
  • Fredersdorf-Vogelsdorf
  • Garzau-Garzin
  • Golzow (Oderbruch)
  • Gusow-Platkow
  • Heckelberg-Brunow
  • Höhenland
  • Hoppegarten
  • Küstriner Vorland
  • Lebus
  • Letschin
  • Lietzen
  • Lindendorf
  • Märkische Höhe
  • Müncheberg
  • Neuenhagen
  • Neuhardenberg
  • Neulewin
  • Neutrebbin
  • Oberbarnim
  • Oderaue

Despite the presence of the River Oder marking the dividing line between these two countries, there have been regular disagreements over the years regarding land ownership.

Lebus, for example, one of the great cities of the district was, for some time, under Polish rule.

Set in the state of eastern Brandenburg this beautiful landscape of rolling agricultural land and neat towns and villages has much to offer the visitor.

Why not take a trip to Bad Freienwalde, one of the classic German spa towns, founded in the 1800’s after the discovery of mineral springs? Designed and built around parks, town squares and historic buildings this is certainly a place that will impress — least of all the half timbered, white-washed concert hall which stands proudly in the town center.

Also worthy of your time is Müncheberg with its two defensive towers — the Storchenturm (Stork Tower) and Pulverturm (Powder Tower) — which would have housed prisoners in the past, and the remainder of a great, seven meter high wall that would once have fully enclosed the town.

 

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