The fun thing about traveling is you can always manage to find something new. So imagine how excited I was when I stumbled upon the little town of Premnitz, only about 65km west of Berlin.
Now this isn’t an active city with loads of nightlife, nor is it filled with lots of museums; and it won’t boast a huge roadside sign advertising the “world’s largest cheeseball” or something like that. ;-)
This is a real look into Germany, a town where ordinary folks walk along city streets lined with houses from the 19th century and go to church on Sunday mornings.
Premnitz — Top Areas Of Interest
Of course, they don’t go to services in some “new” church (oh, you know, like ones built in the last 30 years!) — theirs is a gorgeous little church built in 1858; and its spire isn’t lost in a concrete jungle of skyscrapers.
You’re able to see Premnitz’s church spire from many vantage points on a lot of the town’s walking paths. Many others meander through the Nature Reserves Westhavelland (Western Havel Land) and Untere Havel (Lower Havel — yeah, that’s a huge mouthful!). Whatever you call it, it’s a nice way to commune with nature or just have a quiet moment with your sweetheart.
(Pssst! If you’re thinking of proposing, this is a really nice place to do it — color me romantic.)
Premnitz’s gardens also make a grand backdrop for popping the “big question”, too.
Or, you could rent a paddleboat on the Premnitzer See, instead.
If you’re like me and prefer swimming in a pool setting, you can do that too. Premnitz’s municipal pool has more than just a pool itself — it also has a cafe and a solarium where you can treat yourself (quite nicely, I must add) to either a Finnish, Eucalyptus, or Turkish Sauna.
If you’ve got your kids with you, they’d probably prefer careening down the waterslide. Make sure you give it a go, too — its fun!
Swimming and sliding isn’t the only sport to get you motivated. There’s also bowling, tennis, and everything in-between at the Kultur & Sportshalle.
Yep, whether you chose to come to Premnitz or found yourself here by accident — you’ll just be glad you were!