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the weather in Barnim

the weather in Barnim

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Chorin-Oderberg

Chorin-Oderberg

Where history is alive

Have you ever lain down in the meadow in the middle of the Chorin monastery grounds and listened to Beethoven, Vivaldi or Mozart? If you have, then this combination of music, history and nature will surely stick in your mind for ever. The ruins of the brick basilica, which is exposed on one side, provide the backdrop for one of the most important concert events inBrandenburg– the annual Choriner Musiksommer – thanks to the exceptional sound quality. Idyllically located by a lake and among old park trees, the monastery – which was built in northern German brick Gothic style from 1273 – tells budding historians all about the life of the Cistercian monks. And if you want to take a more sporting approach to history, you can start the Cistercian Tour here: a circular marked cycle route around Barnim that takes you through 65 kilometres (41 miles) of stunning countryside.

Whether you’re on foot or cycling, you should definitely stop off in Oderberg. This small town situated on the Alte Oder (an arm of the River Oder) surprises visitors with its picturesque architecture as well as its undulating hills and craggy slopes compared with the rest of relatively flatBrandenburg. Although the River Oder has no longer flowed through Oderberg since the marshlands of the Oderbruch were drained, you can experience the history of shipping, fishing and the town on the permanently moored Riesa museum ship (a side-paddle steamer from 1897) and in the museum park. TheInlandNavigationMuseumin Oderberg – with 180 model ships – is one of the oldest technical museums inBrandenburg.

If you feel like taking to the water once you’ve visited one of the museums, you can embark on a canoe tour on the calm Alte Oder. Guided canoe tours offer quite an adventure in various forms, from the moonlight tour and the Niederfinow ship lift tour to the grandma-grandpa-grandchild tour. They are even certified as regional brands.

www.chorin-oderberg.de

 
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