Zossen was originally a Slavic town named after the pine tree, of which there are a lot in the town.
The city itself is really easy to get around. For example, if you need a ride to get to some of the attractions in and around the city, then make sure to take the Königlich Preußische Militär-Eisenbahn, a trolley line that shuttles tourists and locals around.
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on hotel rooms, you will be happy to know that this area has two different camping grounds. Zesch am See is probably the best one, and even has bungalows for rent for those who don’t want to rough it that much.
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There are four major bicycle paths that go through Zossen. The best one is the Zülow Path; it’s about 32 kilometers long and goes through the entire county. To see the entire area in detail, this is the route to choose.
There are over a dozen different walking trails that will show you the best of nature. Those who are really ambitious should start right outside of Berlin in the city of Potsdam and try to walk to Zossen. It’s totally possible on the Europa Walking Path E10. This path shares the road with the 66 Lakes Path, which is over 413 kilometers long.
Like its name says, it goes by 66 different lakes in the province of Brandenburg.
Looking for the next ancient manuscript? Well, in the neighborhood of Wünsdorf, you might just catch a break. This part of the city is part of the World Book Villages, a collection of cities all across the world that are full of bookstores and books. It’s a great cultural honor to be designated a Book Village.
You probably know about Germany’s involvement in the two world wars. To learn more about what this city went through during WWI and WWII, check out the Garnisons Museum. This not only shows the perspective of the Germans from Zossen, but the Russians that came and fought against the Germans.
The museum is open on the weekends or during the week with an appointment.