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Caputh, Germany


A Lakeside Village Of Culture

Caputh is in the municipality of Schwielowsee and it sits on the shores of the lake of the same name. Renowned in the past for being a retreat for the wealthy citizens who wanted to get away from towns and cities, Caputh has some beautiful places to see and you can enjoy time at the lake as well.

The Summer House Of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein spent many summers at Caputh and although he was not a swimmer he enjoyed the peace and relaxation that this beautiful village bestowed. There is an exhibition devoted to Einstein in the community centre and this little wooden summer house is the only known residence of the great genius that has been preserved.

The Caputh Palace

Built in 1662, the Caputh Palace was presented to Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg by her husband Frederick William Of Brandenburg. The Tile Hall in the palace contains some 7,500 pieces of stunning Delftware and the park around the palace was designed and built by Peter Joseph Lenne. This is the only preserved early Baroque style palace in the area near to Potsdam. The King occasionally used it as a hunting lodge.

The River And Lake

The small village of Caputh is an ideal destination for anyone who wants to see nature and enjoy the beautiful scenery around the lake. The River Havel arrives into the Schwielowsee from the nearby city of Potsdam and around its shores there are numerous camping sites and hiking trails to enjoy. If you time your trip to coincide with the Summer Ferry Festival you can watch the National and International Water Skiing events which take place here every year.

Altogether Caputh is a great place for activities, sightseeing and absorbing some of the cultural and artistic highlights of the municipality of the Schwielowsee.

Hotels Near To Caputh

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The village of Caputh is small but there is some lovely accommodation close by.

Resort Schwielowsee

Around 2.15 kilometres from the village is the Resort Schwielowsee. Right on the shores of the lake, this is a four star resort with modern spacious rooms and a spa. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools plus the rooms are all fitted with cable TV and a mini bar.

The Seapoint Restaurant serves delicious International cuisine and there is a special lounge reserved for smokers.

Seminaris SeeHotel Potsdam

Situated on the banks of the Templiner See Lake and just 2.46 kilometres from Caputh, the Seminaris SeeHotel has rooms which include a mini bar and a safe. Rooms with a view over the lake can be booked on request.

The hotel has a fitness centre with a pool, sun terrace and a sauna and there is a range of treatments available which can also be pre-booked. Templiners restaurant serves buffets at lunch and dinner and the Feines Brandenburger restaurant has regional speciality dishes. Try a cocktail in the Captain’s Corner Bar and then relax on the lakeside terrace.

Relais und Chateaux Hotel Bayrisches Haus

Four star luxury in the west of Potsdam is what you will enjoy from the Relais und Chateaux Hotel Bayrisches Haus. A stylish Michelin star restaurant which serves Alpine specialities and a Bistro where you can enjoy regional and seasonal foods are both on offer at this superb hotel.

The exotic Bayrisches Haus L’Oasis Beauty and Spa at the hotel gives you access to a swimming pool, steam bath and a sauna and you can try one of the beauty treatments as a relaxing alternative to working out in the fitness room. Free Wi-Fi and free parking for guests are just two of the other amenities at the hotel.

How To Get To Caputh

By Air

Fly to Berlin Schönefeld then take the rail line number R22 to Caputh.

By Train

The regional train number 22 goes from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. There are also trains from Berlin city, Potsdam and Bad Belzig using the regional express lines 1 and 7.

By Road

There are several routes to Caputh from Berlin Schönefeld. Take the A113 to the A10 and then turn onto the B2 for Michendorf/Potsdam-Süd/Beelitz. Continue on B2 to K6909 for Caputh/Michendorf then follow this road to Caputh.

Other Things To Do Close To Caputh

Cycling, Walking And The Nature Parks

Caputh has lots of cycling paths that go around the Schwielowsee. You can enjoy seeing the beautiful surroundings by bike or take some long walks and relax away from the daily stresses of city or town life.

Sightseeing And Events

One of the most famous places to see at Caputh is Einstein’s summer house. This is open during the summer months.

The annual ferry festival is the time when the water skiing championships are held on the lake. An exciting visual event that will entertain all the family.

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