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Barnim Nature Reserve

Barnim Nature Reserve

Where the fire-bellied toad is the emblem

This protected area inBrandenburgandBerlin, which measures 750 km2 (approx. 290 square miles) and starts on the edge of the capital, is full of attractions for nature lovers.West Barnim, with its large forests, clear lakes, moors, streams and open landscapes, also bears the typical characteristics of a ridge formed during the Ice Age. At its heart, you can enjoy swimming and water sports in the Wandlitz lakes. The crystal-clear Liepnitzsee lake, which is up to 19 metres (62 feet) deep, marks the watershed between theNorth Seaand the Baltic.

Small, moon-shaped ponds provide a habitat for the nature reserve’s emblem, the fire-bellied toad. To retain the character of the landscape, moors are being restored and the heathland is being cleared of scrub. A well-signposted network of tracks makes it easy for hikers and cyclists to go exploring. There are 10 cycle tracks along the historical Heidekrautbahn (“heather railway”) alone. This regional railway brings visitors from Berlin-Karow straight to the centre of the nature reserve on two routes – with an old steam train on special occasions.

If you look closely, you can find many traces of history. Places with remains of Slavic and German fortifications and ancient churches such as the Prenden village church from the 16th century invite you to linger. And the forest estate in Wandlitz tells quite a different story: The top brass of the GDR used to retreat here, behind the high walls of this exclusive housing complex built in the 1950s. Today, the site is home to the modern Brandenburg Klinik and is a place for everyone to recuperate.

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