This region encircling Germany’s capital offers natural beauty, culture and scenic lakelands. Nowhere in Germany do the contrasts arrive quicker than in the region on its capital’s doorstep. Brandenburg is like an extended belt of unspoilt countryside around buzzing Berlin. Views stretching to the horizon, World Cultural Heritage and a multitude of lakes and rivers. Sparsely populated Uckermark is like a Tuscany of the north. The Spree Forest could be a little Venice with its network of rivers and canals. And you’ll find the Arcadia of Brandenburg in Potsdam– a city boasting magnificent palaces, huge landscaped parks and more than 1,000 years of history.