Eberswalde — A 19th Century Spa Resort

Located about 30 km from Berlin, the town of Eberswalde in the Barnim district in Brandenburg is an easily accessible dainty with plenty to steal your heart away.

Splendid parks and gardens welcome you to a spectacularly relaxing ambience. History waits patiently as you wind down with a cup of steaming coffee at a delightful wayside restaurant. There’s plenty to see and plenty of time to do it in; nobody rushes around in Eberswalde.

The hundred year old Arboretum with over a thousand varieties of trees is a great way to get acquainted with the wonders of natural landscapes.

To add to your experience, visit the Eberswalde Zoo located near at hand. The Family Park here is certainly great for a family day out. The indoor fun pool is bound to be a great hit with kids. There’s plenty here to keep you for the better part of a day as you make your way around stunning scenery and cute wildlife.

The Church of St. Maria Magdalena is a fine specimen of Gothic architecture with a number of amazing features incorporated. A bronze font dating back to the 13th century will surely draw some exclamations of admiration. Perhaps this might prompt you to visit the brass foundry located within a popular Bauhaus style housing estate in the vicinity.

The Adlerapotheke or the Museum at the Eagle’s Chemist is one for the itinerary for sheer curiosity’s sake.

The ruins of the monastery in Chorin (about 9km/5mi from Eberswalde) is something you should really try not to miss. If you’re here in summer, there’s bound to be some kind of music festival going on at the charming grounds.

Another attraction that you might want to visit is the barge lift at Nierderfinow about 11km from Eberswalde. This is a steel construction of locks that help to overcome the difference in level between the Oder and the Havel and aid the crossing of ships.

 

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