Schwedt (Oder) — Where Culture And Recreation Abound

If you are someone who likes to get your bearings when you arrive in a new place, I suggest a sightseeing drive around Schwedt (Oder) which you can arrange for at the tourism office. You can also arrange for a coach and carriage tour around the town or just enjoy a stroll through the old town.

This is where you’ll encounter the Catherine Church which was originally constructed with field stones in the 13th century, and where the town is currently reconstructing itself around historic models.

If you get a chance, I suggest a stop at the Galerie am Kietz where local artists display their work. There is also a public museum, and The Tobacco Museum where you can get a peek at Schwedt’s history.

Theater lovers will delight in the variety of opportunities to take in a play in what is fast becoming known as one of Germany’s most popular theater towns. Year round there are a wide range of performances on the bill at the Schwedt Uckermark Stages. There are ballets, concerts, musicals, dramas, and more.

There are also top-notch performances staged at the Schwedt Music and Arts School which nurtures young talent and even houses the Stolperdraht (Trip Wire) theater for children and youth.

You are also sure to love all the opportunities for recreation that the town provides. Whatever sport you’re into they have a venue for it. Watch some motocross at the Motorsportsclub, go bowling, or swimming. You can even rent a canoe or rowboat and spend an afternoon paddling around the Hohensaaten-Friedrichsthaler-Wasserstra├če Canal.

If you’d simply rather bask in the region’s unique beauty take a walk or bicycle ride through the Unteres Odertal National Park.

 

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