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Brandenburg has also celebrating the Bauhaus anniversary year in 2019. The former federal school of the General German Trade Union Federation (ADGB) in Bernau in Barnimer Land is an outstanding example of Bauhaus architecture.
In 2017, the building complex was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. After the Bauhaus building in Dessau in Saxony-Anhalt from 1925/1926, the Federal School is the second school building from the Bauhaus field of activity. To this day, it stands as an example of a clearly structured building complex that blends sensitively into the natural landscape.
After the visit, the tour continues to the Niederfinow ship lift. And this building is a colossus: the ship lift, which was commissioned in 1934, is considered the oldest and still intact lift for ships in Germany. In the steel giant on the Oder-Havel Canal, the boats overcome a total height difference of 36 metres. Right next to it, a new concrete building is currently under construction, which is designed for even larger ships.
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Bauhaus Denkmal Bundesschule, guided tour through Bernau, lunch at the restaurant & Pension “Hofgeflüster” (3 dishes to choose from), guided tour and boat trip through the ship lift Niederfinow
Wonderful in the Prignitz
Once Bad Wilsnack was considered the “Santiago of the North” – today the long and important pilgrimage tradition is reviving there. Already in the Middle Ages the town was an important place of pilgrimage. Its landmark is the late gothic miracle blood church St. Nikolai, which towers above the town.
In summer 1383 Bad Wilsnack became the scene of miraculous events. Legend has it that during a church festival in Havelberg, the knight Heinrich von Bülow set fire to the abandoned village. A few days after this act, the priest Cabbuez from Wilsnack found three wafers unharmed by the fire, which showed bloodstains, while cleaning up the church ruins. As a result, Wilsnack became one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Central Europe.
In the afternoon, next to the church in Kletzke, the monastery of the Heiligengrabe, founded in 1287, is on the program. It is almost completely preserved to this day. The exposed and well preserved wall paintings from the 18th century are a special decoration.
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Sightseeing of the St. Marienkirche in Kyritz as well as the Wunderblutkirche St. Nikolai in Bad Wilsnack, afterwards lunch at Grube Castle (3 dishes to choose from), visit of the church Kletzke and the monastery of the Heiligengrabe
Schinkel – the universal master builder
Karl Friedrich Schinkel had a decisive influence on Brandenburg’s palace and garden culture in the 19th century. Born in Neuruppin, he is considered one of the most important architects of the Prussian king. His simple formal language is influenced by the spirit of antiquity and Roman architecture.
For example in Neuhardenberg in the Oder-Spree lake district: around 1820 the castle there was converted into a two-storey classicist palace according to plans by Schinkel. This was followed in 1822 by the redesign of the park according to the plans of the master gardener Peter Joseph Lenné.
Neuhardenberg lies on the western edge of the Oderbruch – a region in Brandenburg about which Theodor Fontane wrote in his “Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg” in the volume “Das Oderland”.
The programme also includes a visit to Schinkel’s Normal Church in Sophienthal. The small towerless brick half-timbered house with a saddle roof was once supposed to be a model for all small Protestant churches in Prussia.
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Tour of the Schinkel Church and the castle in Neuhardenberg, lunch in the castle distillery (3 dishes to choose from), tour of the Schinkel’s normal church Sophienthal and the school and prayer house in Alt-Langsow
Fontane wandered through Brandenburg and made the castles and manor houses world-famous. Schloss Rheinsberg, Sanssouci or Neuhardenberg are among the most beautiful testimonies to the cultural history of the state. No less impressive are smaller palaces such as Doberlug Castle or the baroque Martinskirchen Castle in the Elbe-Elster-Land.
Doberlug Castle is considered the Saxon pearl in Brandenburg. The building is representative of the transition of some parts of Saxony to the Kingdom of Prussia after the reorganization of Europe at the Congress of Vienna in 1815. The magnificent palace was formerly owned by the Electors of Saxony and is one of the most impressive testimonies of Saxon and Prussian history.
Martinskirchen Castle dominates the image of the village with its considerable dimensions and the high mansard roof. Its architecture as well as the design of the interiors were influenced by master builders and artists of the Dresden court. The mighty baroque building was constructed between 1751 and 1756 and is one of the most important baroque palaces in Brandenburg. A special feature of the palace is the historic marble hall over two floors with its unique ceiling painting.
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Visit of the baroque castle Martinskirchen in Mühlberg (Elbe) and the castle Doberlug, lunch in the monastery tavern Schloss Doberlug (3 dishes to choose from), visit of castle Sonnewalde and castle Wiepersdorf
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