Although Kleinmachnow is Berlin’s neighbor, it is definitely worth a day trip (or longer).
Those who have an interest in architecture should definitely get out of the capital and take a stroll through this town. For example, there are several building worth mention, including the Hake’schen Estate, an Old Mill, and the village church.
Those who like a bit more modern architecture should visit the Hakeburg, which gives a great view of the Machnower Sea and the surrounding area. This huge country house was built in the early 20th century and is a must see for all.
Right outside of the capital you wouldn’t expect to have that many opportunities to get in touch with nature, but you would be wrong. Kleinmachnow is a very green city. In fact, over 40% of the area of the town has water, trees, grass or gardens on it.
Also, there are a lot of different animals to see here. For example, if you go to the former border between East Germany and West Germany, you are going to find a nature preserve. Here, those with eagle eyes can see over 70 different species of birds and 259 different species of butterflies. Who knew there were even that many different species of butterflies out there!
If you are of the opinion that a trip to any town isn’t complete without a trip to a museum, then pencil in a trip to the Industry Museum in Kleinmachnow. Everything that you wanted to know about industry and factories in this corner of Brandenburg can be answered here.
Want to follow the lives of some of Germany’s most important writers? If you do, then you are probably going to find yourself in this town. Why so many authors live (or have lived) here is unknown, but Christa Wolf, Gerhard Wolf, Fred Wander and Friedo Lampe have all called Kleinmachnow their home at one point.