Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • historic Rheinsberg


    How to Get There?


      The handy RB 54 to Löwenberg links Rheinsberg with Berlin.

      DB BAHN

      Coming from the north take the A 24/19 Wittstock or via Neuruppin (from the south).

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 53.133034
      LONGTITUDE: 12.910454



    Why Go There?

    Rheinsberg, a delightful town hugging the shore of the Grienericksee, has much to offer to visitors: a charming Renaissance palace, walks in the lovely Schlosspark, plenty of boating & beautiful restaurants.

    Rheinsberg birthplace of novelist Theodor Fontane has a beautiful scenery in any weather!

    Combine culture with fun, relaxation and conviviality, Rheinsberg offers something for everyone. The village is ideal for walking, hiking and other . And the weather is a little grey, then visit lovely cafes, cozy inns or experience pure culture in the palace of Rheinsberg which are featured in the works of the writer Kurt Tucholsky.

    Rheinsberg Palace captures the imagination like no other with its picturesque setting on the eastern shores of Lake Grienerick. Frederick the Great is said to have spent the happiest years of his life here when he was Crown Prince. Today, it serves as a museum and a literature museum, and has been staging an international opera festival since 1991.

    First evidence of settlement in Rheinsberg and surroundings got found in the Rheinsberg Lake on the "Remusinsel" (island). During the early German settlement built a new castle on the eastern shore of the Lake - the "Schloss Rheinsberg" (castle). City and Castle where built in the 13th-14th century and used as a border fortress against Mecklenburg claims.

    In 1734, the "Soldier King" Friedrich Wilhelm I bought "Schloss Rheinsberg" (castle) for his son Frederick, who commanded a regiment in Neuruppin. With the renovation of the Castle, Rheinsberg developed in the aftermath of a sleepy farming town to the small baroque residence. From 1736 to 1740 philosophised and played here the Crown Prince in the circle of scholars, artists and musicians.

    Devastating city fires in the 18th century led to reconstruction of cities such as Rheinsberg, Neuruppin, Fürstenberg (Havel), Neustadt (Dosse) or Lambert under the guidance of Prussian architect and regulations. After the great fire of 1740, the rebuilding of the city was von Knobelsdorff under task of medieval urban structure. The 1762 founded Fayencemanufaktur later evolved alongside a Magdeburg production facility to the main earthenware factory in Prussia.


    Location Details

    Escape Address: Rheinsberg, Rheinsberg, Brandenburg, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    The finest route around Rheinsberg is the Ruppiner Land Circular Trail. It is characterised both by water and by cultural places of interest, including the Oder-Havel canal, the lakes around Neuruppin – Liebenberg Palace and Rheinsberg Palace.


    Enjoy Rheinsberg Palace with its park, chamber opera festival and theatre, Kurt Tucholsky museum. The Frederician rococo style first emerged when the plain Renaissance complex was renovated and extended to create a residence for Friedrich, Crown Prince of Prussia.

    Sailing & Canoeing

    Water sports enthusiasts will love the many opportunities to get to know the country from a completely different perspective. Many lakes & rivers give the Rheinberger chain of lakes to its unique character: fishing, boat rental, multi-day trips by canoe or boat out there on calm lakes, quiet rivers.

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