Secret places with historical flair in Germany
  • Caputh- the house of Albert Einstein

    Caputh

    How to Get There?

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      There are rail connections by regional train R22 from Berlin-Schönefeld Airport as well as Berlin, Potsdam or Bad Belzig with the regional express lines 1 and 7.

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      The bus line 607 runs from Potsdam main station via Caputh to Ferch. In the summer months, the bus line is extended beyond Ferch to the Werder/Havel train station.

      Nearest station

      Caputh
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      Berlin Schönefeld is the closest airport to Caputh. From here, simply take the rail line R22.

      Nearest airport

      Berlin Schönefeld (SXF)

    Why Go There?

    Caputh is a real cultural highlight- come and explore the summer house of Albert Einstein. According to him, his most beautiful summers were spent here.

    Caputh is located right next to one of the most beautiful lakes in Brandenburg - the Schwielowsee. The great German author Theodor Fontane once said the Schwielowsee is a wide, sunny lake and presents itself in a serene and kind way- and he was absolutely right.

    The small village of Caputh is an ideal getaway for those who love nature. But for a taste of the city, in just 40 minutes you can also stand next to the gates of Brandenburger Tor in Berlin. The river Havel flows from the nearby city of Potsdam, through the „Caputher Gemünde”, finally reaching its destination in the Schwielowsee.

    From the 16th century, the beautiful Caputh Castle is the only preserved early-Baroque building in the Potsdam area. King Frederick William I used the castle for occasional hunting stays. The beautiful tiles were added in 1720, leaving 7,500 Dutch faience tiles to admire in the basement of the house.

    Campsites, hiking trails and bike paths are very well developed in Caputh, and they offer a great variety of activities. If you are lucky enough to visit during their annual summer ferry festival, you can watch national and international waterskiing champions show off their amazing skills. A variety of music festivals, cultural forums and local artists' exhibitions make this area a great place to enjoy the arts as well. 

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Caputh, Caputh, Brandenburg, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Sightseeing

    Since 2005, Einstein's summer residence has been open to the public. It is utilised by the Einstein Forum Potsdam as a meeting place and can be visited during the summer months.

    Cycling

    Discover all of the wonderful nature around Schwielowsee by bike - the well-developed bicycling infrastructure here makes the region perfect for cyclists.

    Hiking

    The beautiful surroundings of Caputh are ideal for enjoying a day off far away from hectic city life - you will find hiking trails all around Schwielowsee.

    Other

    Come and enjoy the show - during the annual summer ferry festival, national and international waterskiing champions show off their amazing skills.

    Hotels near Caputh- the house of Albert Einstein

    Resort Schwielowsee
    This 4-star resort is located in Werder, on the shores of the Schwielowsee Lake. It offers modern rooms and a spa area with indoor and outdoor pools. The rooms at the Resort Schwielowsee have a minibar, cable TV channels and a seating area.
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    About 2.15 KM from Caputh- the house of Albert Einstein
    Seminaris SeeHotel Potsdam
    This 4-star hotel offers spacious rooms and a large swimming pool. It stands on the banks of the Templiner See Lake, a 10-minute walk from Potsdam Pirschheide Train Station.
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    About 2.46 KM from Caputh- the house of Albert Einstein
    Relais und Chateaux Hotel Bayrisches Haus
    This luxury hotel in the west of Potsdam offers an indoor pool and a stylish Michelin-Star restaurant. It is a 10-minute drive from the Neues Palais palace in Sanssouci Park.
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    About 2.93 KM from Caputh- the house of Albert Einstein
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