Maerkische Schweiz Nature Park

Lakes and streams, deciduous forests, gorges and valleys, kettle lakes and springs, moors and fish ponds, fields, meadows and hedges: the Märkische Schweiz Nature Park features almost all the landscapes of the Mark Brandenburg even though it is the smallest in the federal state.

Brandenburg’s smallest and oldest nature park is located 60 kilometres (ca. 37 miles) east of Berlin.

Almost its entire area is a European Special Protection Area. In autumn, bean and white-fronted geese present a special natural event. Their passage in the sky and landing approaches on the ponds can be experienced live from the observation platforms in the Altfriedländer Teichgebiet.

Those who wish to find out more about the nature park should start their journey of discovery at the Nature Park Visitor Centre Schweizer Haus in the Kneipp spa town of Buckow.

The visitor centre’s exciting exhibition and numerous events provide many interesting facts about the animals and plants, culture and landscape of Brandenburg’s oldest nature park.

Further information in german.