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Rheinsberg & Districts

Welcome to Rheinsberg, a place that has a lot to offer: nature, history, culture - all of that in 17 districts. Kleinzerlang, Flecken Zechlin and Rheinsberg are " State-approved resorts ". Therefore the best conditions for a holiday to fall in love with!

Rheinsberg is surrounded by the beautiful Ruppin Lakeland. Even Theodor Fontane knew how to appreciate this extraordinary landscape on his Wanderungen through the Mark Brandenburg to which the undulating Ruppiner Schweiz affiliates in the south. West of Rheinsberg extends the sprawling Kyritz - Ruppiner Heide.


The surroundings of Rheinsberg were settled early. The castle on the eastern shore and the city were elaborated in the 13-14th century. In 1734 the "Soldier King" Frederick William I bought the Rheinsberg castle for his son Friedrich. Thus Rheinberg developed from a sleepy farming town to a small baroque residence. The castle is considered prototype of Rococo and was the model for Sanssouci, Potsdam.

From 1736 to 1740, the crown prince performed music and philosophized within an influential circle of scholars, artists and musicians. Today's townscape is courtesy of the architect Knobelsdorff. After the great fire in 1740 , the city was rebuilt according to his plans. The faience factory, founded in 1762, soon evolved into the most important earthenware manufactory of Prussia. Rheinsberg’s ceramics are nationwide known down to the present day.

Kleinzerlang

Kleinzerlang lies on a peninsula surrounded by three districts of natural and artificially designed waters and on a significant water crossroad. Coming from Watergate Wolfsbruch and walking through the village, you can still recognize the former settlement structure..

Zechlinerhütte

Kirche Zechlinerhütte, Quelle Wikipedia

In 1736 King Friedrich Wilhelm I commissioned the building of a glass factory in the area of Zechlinerhütte. Until 1890 cut glass among others was manufactured there (crystal glass, candelabra, tableware, window glass). The Wegener Museum dignified the producing of Alfred and Kurt Wegener, who lived in Zechlinerhütte.

Flecken Zechlin

The name Zechlin is slavish and means place at two lakes. Flecken Zechlin spreads out pictorially across the hillside of the Black Lake and offers two camping-sites laying directly at the Great Lake of Zechlin.