Mühlenbecker Land Is An Old Neighbor Of Berlin

In Brandenburg you’ll find Berlin‘s next door neighbor Mühlenbecker Land. There are four villages that make up the town, Mühlenbeck, Schildow, Schönfließ and Zühlsdorf. In a country with such a lengthy history it is only natural that there are many architectural landmarks to visit about town.

Each village has its own Village Church and each are considered to be their landmark, respectively. Schönfließ’s church is the most historic; a medieval wonder that was built in 1375. Its interior was redone in the ornate Baroque style in the 18th century, so be prepared to see some fabulous artwork.

Really, the area surrounding Mühlenbecker Land is much older than many of its buildings. In the village of Zühlsdorf there was evidence found that people of the Stone Age lived here. Look closely and you’ll find the town’s monument dedicated to those early settlers. And in Mühlenbeck there were ancient Bronze Age grave hills found.

Speaking of graves, there is an interesting piece of history that can be found nearby. As morbid as it might seem, many visitors to the area come see what is known as the Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf. This cemetery is the final resting place of some of the greatest minds in 19th and 20th century German history. It is more than just an old cemetery with many trails throughout its forest, more than peaceful, and has many sculptures and wells scattered throughout.

There is more 20th century history throughout the region of the Mühlenbecker Land. You’ll find a “honor” cemetery (military cemetery) dedicated to Soviet soldiers in Zühlsdorf. On Berlin Road you’ll find a memorial stone dedicated to anti-fascist resistance fighters.

Mühlenbecker Land isn’t all old churches, gravestones, and memorial monuments. It can also throw a seriously fun festival. The most popular is a three day event known as the Heath Celebration which is held every summer.

When you come to Berlin, make sure you put aside some time to visit the area of Mühlenbecker Land. Better yet, stay here altogether, you won’t be sorry.

 

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