Anyone who thinks a weekend trip to Brandenburg's greenery is boring has not yet been out in an electric car. In addition to the completely different driving experience and pleasure, it is above all the thrill that arises when the range is reduced. So the trip to Brandenburg is like a little adventure - as I was able to discover on the occasion of my birthday.
Where do we just charge our electric car?
So last year we moved with an electric car from the car sharing provider "WeShare" to a tranquil town not far from Potsdam. While our destination could still be reached with a fully charged electric car without any problems, we knew from the start that we would have to charge on the way back before Berlin, where there are, as is well known, numerous charging stations. But what does it all look like in Brandenburg?
To our surprise, there are also numerous charging stations here, which ensure that you get home carefree. Thanks to the app "Plugsurfing“You can find out about the charging infrastructure on site at any time and even before you start your journey. There are also numerous quick charging stations that charge the electric car in just 30 minutes. During the rental period, the WeShare app also provides information about all available charging stations in the vicinity.
A pleasant stopover in the middle of the old town of Potsdam
In the end, we were spoiled for choice between a remote charging station in the countryside, where you could have had a great picnic, or a central charging station in the old town of Potsdam. We decided without further ado for the latter and combined the stopover with a walk through the state capital of Brandenburg. We did not miss the opportunity to buy pottery - for our next electric adventure, including stops and a picnic in the countryside.
Start your electric summer adventure with WeShare
If you feel like doing the same, we recommend these five places not far from Berlin. If you are still looking for the right electric mobile pedestal, you will find out about the offer of the provider "WeShare" looking forward. Just in time for the start of summer WeShare Basic customers can grab the electric car for 2 days including 200 kilometers for only 109 euros or 3 days including 300 kilometers for only 159 euros. And everyone who uses WeShare + only pays 2 euros for 300 days including 89 kilometers or just 3 euros for 450 days including 129 kilometers. So you can start your very own adventure and at the same time get involved in an environmentally conscious way Weekend domicile of your choice issued.
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1. Spend the night at “elisabeth am see” in a Brandenburg fishing village
If you want to spend the stopover in Potsdam like we did, you should go to the holiday apartment of "elisabeth at the lake". The spacious holiday apartment is located in the tranquil fishing village of Caputh and is therefore only about fifteen minutes away from Potsdam. When entering the gardens of "elisabeth am see", it really doesn't take long to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind.
Find relaxation by and on the water
Here you can either sit on the jetty and listen to the waves of the Templiner See, relax under the fruit trees or enjoy a coffee on the hotel's own lake terrace. Those who prefer to work out a little will look forward to the two-person kayak, stand-up paddle, a sailing boat and a raft, which you can borrow for free on request.
Another highlight is the in-house integrated spa lounge, which is available for sole use and which ideally rounds off the day of your holiday. There is a brine and scented steam bath, adventure shower, flood shower, Kneipp water hose, footbath and an infrared heater. Massages and yoga classes can also be organized on request.
Distance Berlin - Elisabeth am See: 49 km
Apartment from 265 euros per night
2. Feel good in "Anna's house" at the gates of Berlin
"Anna's house“Is a 40 square meter, ecologically built wooden house not far from Berlin. Located very close to the Spandau Forest in the Schönwalde settlement, you can leave the hustle and bustle of the big city far behind you. This is ensured by the magnificent rhododendron garden as well as the forest promenade next door, the paddocks and the bathing pond, which can be reached on foot.
Numerous family-friendly activities in the area
Families with children in particular should feel at home here, as there are numerous family-friendly activities to experience in the region. These include, for example, the Katharinenhof with its many animal residents and the stork village Linum. Various activities also lure you into nature: No matter whether you go for a swim in the forest or in the lake, hiking, horse riding, fishing or various water sports - the offer is varied and there is certainly something for every taste.
After an eventful day, the children finally find peace on the sleeping loft. There are all kinds of games and books to round off the day successfully. Meanwhile, the grown-ups are happy about the large terrace with seating and barbecue facilities, where they can also end the day comfortably.
Distance from Berlin to Anna's house: 34 km
Whole house from 75 euros per night
3. Experience the small-scale idyllic village in the “Fox and Hare” Bed & Breakfast
Anyone who longs for a picture-perfect village idyll is in the Bed & Breakfast "Fox and hare“In the village of Ribbeck at exactly the right address. Because here you can experience the small-scale village life in a typical Brandenburg village up close. In addition to a castle, there are numerous cafes and restaurants as well as a children's farm, a distillery, a historic classroom and much more to explore in an extensive park landscape. And right in the middle is the B&B "Fuchs und Hase".
Unique overnight experience in the former, historic cattle barn
The owners have conjured up unique accommodation from the former cattle barn from the 19th century. During the renovation, they made sure to preserve as much of the existing building fabric as possible. So there are thick walls made of solid brickwork and Prussian cap ceilings. Interventions were only made selectively to modernize the sight.
So you can look forward to large, light-flooded rooms with great comfort. The rather minimalist furnishings focus on the essentials and the large window fronts offer a great view of the pretty landscape.
Distance Berlin - fox and hare: 51 km
Double rooms from 70 euros per night
4. From the apartment "Charlotte", explore the lake-rich surroundings of Märkisch-Oderland
Also just a stone's throw away from Berlin is the lovingly designed holiday apartment “Charlotte“, Which was named after the daughter of the hostess. Located in the quiet village of Rehfelde, this is the ideal starting point for exploring the lake-rich region around the Märkisch-Oderland.
Take a trip to the Kneipp spa town of Buckow and the Märkische Schweiz nature park
In addition to numerous lakes, it is also worth taking a trip to the Märkische Schweiz nature park and the Kneipp spa town of Buckow, which are around 17 kilometers away from the holiday home. If you want to leave the electric car behind, you can use one of the two bicycles that the hostess is happy to provide to her guests free of charge.
In the evening you can either cater for yourself in the half-open, fully equipped kitchen or fire up the charcoal grill. You are welcome to help yourself to the garden herbs and then refine the homemade dishes with fresh mint, rosemary or oregano.
Distance Berlin - Charlotte: 39 km
Double rooms from 75 euros per night
5. Spend the night in the "waterworks" in the former water and electricity works in Bad Saarow
Located directly on the Scharmützelsee, the "Waterworks“On the former site of the Bad Saarow water and electricity works. Here you can enjoy the atmosphere of the historic building from 1908 in a total of six different holiday apartments and leave everyday life behind.
Designer furniture instead of generators and transformers
All of the six apartments are individually furnished and cut. In the E-Werk loft, for example, there is a range of designer furniture, a cantilever bed, a fireplace and a golden kitchen spread over 100 square meters. Instead of transformers and generators, there is a breathtaking ambience to enjoy here today.
There are a number of hiking and biking trails nearby, including the Oder-Neisse biking trail. Thanks to an e-bike rental in the neighborhood, you can also explore it in an electric way and embark on another electric adventure.