Brandenburg an der Havel, once an important episcopal city with extensive trading connections, lies 50 kilometers southwest of Berlin on the River Havel. It's also surrounded by three lakes: the Beetzsee, the Plauer See, and the Breitlingsee. Located in the state of the same name, the city-often referred to simply as Brandenburg City-offers many fun things to do, in particular visiting its many notable tourist attractions.
The most popular of these places to visit include the famous Dominsel, or Cathedral Island; the city's many historic churches, as well as its picturesque Town Hall and medieval city wall. Brandenburg an der Havel is also an excellent place from which to explore some of central Germany's most beautiful scenery.
Nearby highlights include some 3,500 lakes and more than 6,700 kilometers of waterways. Some of the best sightseeing opportunities are in fact right on the city's doorstep, including Westhavelland Nature Park, a huge nature preserve and wildlife sanctuary of unspoiled scenery, and the Götzer-Berg. This low-lying mountain area is especially popular for hiking and outdoor adventures.