Wandlitz sits just 20 km (about 12 miles) outside of Berlin. This town of about 21,000 residents was nine different smaller towns that joined together in 2004.
The area is going to literally be a breath of fresh air after coming from Berlin, because of all of the trees, lakes and nature. The town itself is within the Brandenburg Protection Area and the Barnim Nature Park.
The area that isn’t covered with forests is probably covered with fields. The Agricultural Museum tells about this history of agriculture in Brandenburg in the past 200 years. The museum also has an exhibit on the town’s history that you can breeze through in a couple of minutes.
Art lovers are going to love the disproportionate number of artists’ studios and galleries. There are a lot of glass and ceramic artists that do a lot of creating here, some of them would love to show visitors their latest work.
Can you find the bear in Wandlitz? No, not a real bear, but one of the Buddy-Bärs, a painted bear that was displayed in Berlin during the Parade of Bears a few years back. Sauna Bär shows how much the townspeople are into staying fit.
With so many forest and lakes in the area, it isn’t difficult to stay healthy. Whether you want to participate in wandering or boating, the area is developed for outdoor tourism. Those afraid of getting lost might want to take a stroll on the nature path in the forest around Liepnitz Sea. Not only will you see many hundred year old oak trees, but you can learn more about the area with the self-guided tour.
Wandlitz is known for being an important rail link. Not only does it have a Railway Museum in Basdorf and the Culture Train Station. Trains go from the town to Berlin frequently, so getting to and from this tourist destination won’t be a big problem.