Destination guide

Brandenburg balances out Berlin

Brandenburg is one of Germany's 16 federated states, and sits wedged between Poland in the east and Saxony-Anhalt in the west. Although it encircles the buzzing capital of Berlin on all sides, it's actually an indelibly wild and natural place, known for its thick forests and protected reserves. Berliners flock there to escape the 9–5 right throughout the year, and you can, too. There are Brandenburg vacation rentals to suit all sorts, close to wondrous sights like the opulent Sanssouci Palace or dotting the UNESCO biosphere reserve of the bucolic Spreewald.

Things to do

Grand sights in Brandenburg

Brandenburg's not short of palaces and castles. The uber-opulent Sanssouci – once the summer retreat of Frederick the Great – is always top of the bill. It's hailed as Germany's answer to the majestic Palace of Versailles, and it's got cherub-adorned walls, elaborate Rococo halls and manicured gardens aplenty. The close-by town of Potsdam is centered on a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a living museum of Dutch architecture from the 1700s. Then there's the Flaming Castle Trail, fringed with the great fortress of Burg Eisenhardt and handsome Schloss Wiesenburg.


A taste of German nature in Brandenburg

Brandenburg vacation rentals are the perfect place to go if you like your Berliner bars and awesome museums with a side of nature. You'll be staying far from the hustle and bustle of the capital, surrounded by celebrated natural parks and lakes. Cycling into wooded forests or hiking along UNESCO canals are 2 ways of getting your taste of this German Arcadia. There's also horse riding, scenic driving routes and languorous boating trips through beautiful regions like the Spreewald.


Brandenburg ebbs and flows with 4 seasons

Brandenburg has the very same 4 seasons as Berlin. Hot, sunny summers that bring cloudless days and the occasional downpour run from June to August. That's the most popular time of all to visit, so you'll want to book Brandenburg vacation rentals early if you're planning on coming then. Springs that see the nature parks burgeoning come in April and May. Fall, with fewer crowds and mild weather, make September and October good picks for outdoor adventurers, while winters herald icy temperatures and sometimes even snow.

Natural features

Brandenburg is Berlin's nature playground

There are loads of reasons why Brandenburg is considered the outdoorsy playground for Berlin. It encompasses the city with its countless nature parks and reserves. The most acclaimed is certainly the Spreewald, a web of interconnected lakes and rivers that's shrouded by leafy forests and peppered with marshes. Further north is the Westhavelland Nature Park, rolling out with fields and ponds and woodland. Then, near the Polish border, is the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve, its waterways and bogs trodden by wild boars and deer.

Where to stay around Brandenburg?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,137 vacation rentals near Brandenburg. From 733 Houses to 96 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Brandenburg for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Brandenburg?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Brandenburg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Potsdam: 486 vacation rentals
  • Strausberg: 115 vacation rentals
  • Bad Saarow: 179 vacation rentals
  • Bernau bei Berlin: 336 vacation rentals
  • Teltow: 578 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Brandenburg! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Brandenburg?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Brandenburg:

  • Potsdam: 486 rentals
  • Strausberg: 115 rentals
  • Bad Saarow: 179 rentals
  • Bernau bei Berlin: 336 rentals
  • Teltow: 578 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Brandenburg?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Brandenburg are:

  • Schonefeld Airport (SXF): 981 vacation rentals
  • Cottbus (CBU-Cottbus-Drewitz): 113 vacation rentals
  • Schwerin (SZW-Parchim Intl.): 215 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Brandenburg?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Brandenburg. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Spreewald: 211 rentals
  • Charlottenhof Palace: 778 rentals
  • Lake Gantikow: 63 rentals
  • Sanssouci Palace: 845 rentals
  • Frankfurt(Oder)-Rosengarten Station: 115 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brandenburg listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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