The federated state of Brandenburg surrounds the national capital and city-state of Berlin. The high contrast between Brandenburg’s agricultural regions and the heavily populated Berlin gives the state a unique appeal. Together the areas form the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, the third-largest metropolitan area in Germany.
Brandenburg earns its spot as one of Germany's most idyllic states due to its 3000 lakes, green forests and scenic valleys. In the southeast, there is a wetlands region called the Spreewald. The state has a particularly keen interest in protecting the natural environment. Brandenburg is also proud of its many quaint towns and villages, home to rustic market places and churches.
The state also impresses visitors with about 500 castles and many heritage buildings. The state’s capital city of Potsdam directly borders Berlin. With Germany's largest World Heritage Site, the beautiful parks and palaces of Sanssouci, Potsdam is a well-known tourist attraction.
Brandenburg is located in the north-east of Germany. It is a large federated state covering 29,654 km². It has 2,5 million inhabitants.
- 2.531.071 inhabitants
- 29.654 km²
- 9 student cities
- 16 universities
- 395 degree programms