Three hot summer tips

1. Off to the water - our highlight tips in summer on, in and on the water
2. Tours and tips - Our highlight tips in summer to let the wind blow around your nose by bike or on foot
3. What you absolutely have to experience in the Prignitz in summer

Sonnenuntergang an der Löcknitz bei BreetzFoto: Tourismusverband Prignitz/Lukas Häuser

1. Off to the water - our highlight tips in summer on, in and on the water

If the weather forecast promises sun, it goes straight to the water. Finally feel the sand between your toes again and jump into the cool water. The Prignitz bathing lakes are a welcome change. Leisure captains find their maritime happiness on a canoe tour. The Prignitz can be explored in and on the water.

Badesaison in der Prignitz - Unsere top 3 Highlighttipps

The historic lido in Kyritz

The Kyritzer Strandbad am Untersee is idyllically hidden in the middle of a forest and water-rich area. For almost 100 years now, the historic Kyritz lido has welcomed its bathers to the idyllic Untersee. Here the flair of the good old days meets the requirements of contemporary leisure facilities. Modern changing rooms, showers and toilets as well as a snack and the rental of deck chairs, play equipment and pedal boats are included in the offer of the lido. For the little bathers there is a 75 m long spiral slide, a 12.5 m long wide slide, diving towers (3 m and 1 m high), a children's play ship with climbing frame and a table tennis table.

If you are looking for peace and quiet and distance from the hustle and bustle on the beach, you are in the right place at the newly designed rock garden. Here, sun worshipers can make themselves comfortable on ergonomically shaped loungers. Enjoy the view over the extensive lido area.

Dates to be noted:
June 26th: 100 years of Strandbad Kyritz with a big pirate family festival
3rd July / 31st July / 28th August: open air cinema in the lido
20th to 22nd August: Sea festival with boat parade and sailing regatta

Strandbad Kyritz
Seestraße 120
16866 Kyritz
033971/7 22 62

Historisches Strandbad Kyritz

Natural bathing lake Groß Woltersdorf

The natural bathing lake Groß Woltersdorf, fed by pure springs, is near a forest. The lake has a sandy beach from which the water slopes gently, but also becomes so deep that you can swim properly. On the lake there are artificial islands (pontoons) from which you can slide and jump into the water. A sunbathing lawn on the beach invites you to relax, and those who prefer to be more active have the opportunity to play volleyball. There is a campsite right by the lake, the sanitary facilities of which can be used by bathers.

Near the lake there is a summer toboggan run and a nature park, which are worth visiting with the family.

Naturbad Groß Woltersdorf
Am Märchenwald 5
16928 Groß Pankow (Prignitz) OT Groß Woltersdorf
03395/30 26 94

Naturbadesee Groß Woltersdorf

lido “Friedensteich” in Wittenberge

The outdoor pool in the city forest, which is quietly located on the outskirts of Wittenberge, with its sandy beach is ideal for swimming. The peace pond offers bathers very clear water and excellent areas for playing beach volleyball and beach soccer. There is also a mini golf course, bowling alleys, a low ropes course, a snack bar and a newly built multi-purpose building in half-timbered style. A meadow with sun sails and large trees that provide shade also belong to the area of ​​the local recreation area. Overnight stays are possible on the campsite or in the log cabins.

The “Freizeitpark Wittenberge” offers holiday camps at the Friedensteich in Wittenberge. There are camps on thematic priorities:

  1. soccer
  2. swimming
  3. beachvolleyball
  4. canoe
  5. handball
  6. diving
  7. parcours

Strandbad Friedensteich
Eingang Ecke Gehrenweg / Düsterweg
19322 Wittenberge
03877/56 79 94 45

Friedensteich in Wittenberge

Ab aufs Wasser - Unsere top 3 Highlighttipps

Canoe tour on the Kyritzer Seenkette
The Prignitz landscape around Kyritz offers a close-up experience of nature with its extensive forests and wide fields. Everything that the beautiful Brandenburg home can offer is combined here: extensive forests, flat lynx areas, moors, rivers and dreamy lakes. Kyritz is located on the “Kyritzer Seenkette” nature reserve. Like a string of pearls, the lakes of the Upper and Lower Lakes stretch from Bork-Lellichow to Wusterhausen - a great leisure paradise for fishermen, campers, cyclists, hikers and water sports enthusiasts. The approximately 20 km long ice age meltwater channel, consisting of Klempowsee and Bantikower See (Untersee) as well as Stolper See, Salzsee and Borker See (Obersee) has been used for tourist and recreational purposes since the beginning of the 20th century. Recreational boats with combustion engines are not permitted on the Kyritzer Seenkette. There are lidos in Kyritz and Wusterhausen, passenger ships and ferries, jetties, boathouses, bungalows, campsites, restaurants and hiking trails. A uniquely idyllic restaurant, the INSL, has been operating on the Untersee island since 1893. Protected, rare animal species such as otters and beavers as well as red kites and seedlings can be found on the Kyritz chain of lakes.

The “water nomad” André Kienast, as a certified nature and landscape guide, offers guided canoe tours along the Kyritzer Seenkette. If you prefer to explore the idyllic lakes on your own, you can book canoes including equipment with pick-up and delivery service to the starting point in Bork.

Natur- und Landschaftsführer
Andree Kienast
Dorfstr. 70
16866 Gumtow OT Wutike
01520/6 09 69 41

Kanufahren auf der Kyritzer Seenkette

Canoe tour on the Löcknitz
Broken and alluvial forest remnants, large-scale reed beds, bank breaks, sandbanks as well as impact and sliding slopes offer optimal habitat for many protected plant and animal species such as beavers, otters, bats, rare birds and numerous insects and dragonflies. The Löcknitz is about 10 kilometers from Lenzen Castle to the state border with Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. There is a place to stop for refreshments in the artist village of Breetz, the Café room for old and beautiful offers homemade cake specialties and refreshing ice creams.

You can get your canoe from target = "_ blank" rel = "noopener"> BUND visitor center Burg Lenzen . A visit to the “River Landscape on the Green Belt” exhibition is just as worth seeing as the castle park with its extensive natural poetry garden and the AuenReich, the first interactive meadow adventure area. At six stations, interactive exhibits as well as sensory and adventure stations invite you to relax, be amazed and participate. The floodplain habitat attracts you to a water game table in the 'WasserReich'. There they can create a river landscape and test what it would look like in the event of flooding. They use sand and clay to design the course of the river and the dyke, then a pump is used to say “Water march!” And it shows whether a flood threatens the dykes or whether the river has enough space to expand. Another highlight is the tree suspension bridge in the 'WaldReich'. Here you can use permanently installed floodplain telescopes to explore shy species that live in an alluvial forest. And for everyone who wants to take it easy, there are two outdoor loungers in the 'GenussReich'. The rule here is: close your eyes and open your ears to be aware of the diverse noises of the floodplain.

BUND Besucherzentrum Burg Lenzen
Burgstraße 3
19309 Lenzen
038792/12 21

Kanufahren auf der Löcknitz zwischen Lenzen und Breetz

With the passenger ship on the Elbe in Wittenberge
The magnificent panorama of the Elbe city is today strongly shaped by the witnesses of its industrial past, such as the old oil factory, its huge storage building and the towers of the Singerwerk (sewing machines). However, these are not to be understood as relics of bygone times, but much more as a symbol of the change that the city has undergone in recent decades. The former production facilities have long since been transformed into industrial sights or tourist attractions. From the ship you get to know the waterside of Wittenberge. You get to see the industrial ports of the former large companies SINGER sewing machine works and oil mill as well as the Karthaner See with its pumping station. A short detour leads on the Elbe towards the railway bridge.

Every Sunday, 3:00 p.m. at the “Alte Ölmühle” jetty (approx. 1 hour), price p. P. 9.00 € (children up to 16 years 6.50 €)

Freizeit Park Wittenberge GmbH
Bad Wilsnacker Str. 52
19322 Wittenberge
03877/7 51 25

Eine Schiffstour auf der Elbe mit der Herz II ab Wittenberge

2. Tours and tips - Our highlight tips in summer to let the wind blow around your nose by bike or on foot

Whether on foot or by bike: with our tour tips you go around lakes, past impressive natural landscapes and into blooming natural landscapes.

Den Wind um die Nase wehen lassen am Wasser - Unsere top 3 Fahrradtouren im Sommer

1. Kleeblatt-Städte-Tour (34 km)

The “Kleeblatt-Städte-Tour” leads along the nature reserve Kyritzer Seenkette. With its extensive forests, flat lynx zones, moors, rivers and dreamy lakes, the nature reserve offers a close-up experience of nature. Protected, rare animal species such as otters and beavers as well as red kites and seedlings can be found on the Kyritzer Seenkette. The lakes of the Upper and Lower Lakes stretch from Bork-Lellichow to Wusterhausen like a string of pearls. On the way there are natural swimming areas that offer refreshment or invite you to take a break. The Strandbad in Kyritz is particularly recommended. From here you can take the ferry to INSL < / a>, a restaurant on an island in the middle of the Kyritzer Untersee with a regional menu.

Der Kyritzer UnterseeFoto: REG Nordwestbrandenburg mbH

2. Pollotour (39 km)

It steams and snorts on the 9 kilometer route from Lindenberg to Mesendorf - “ Pollo ”, the only narrow-gauge railway in Brandenburg. It also offers travel days on a few selected weekends. From 1897 to 1971 it mainly transported goods across the Prignitz. The hub was Lindenberg, which now houses a small railway museum. On some weekends it is open so railway fans can take a ride on historic steam and diesel locomotives. The bike tour takes you a good part along the Prignitzer Kleinbahn and passes many other adventure spots, especially for families with children. In summer, you have to take a look on the natural swimming lake in Groß Woltersdorf The forest teaching park is in the immediate vicinity as well as a target = "_ blank" rel = "noopener"> Summer toboggan run .

Die Prignitzer Schmalspurbahn PolloFoto: Tourismusverband Prignitz/Markus Tiemann

3. Lenzerwiche-Tour (27 km)

If you want to get to know the typical landscape of the Prignitz, you should get on the saddle and cycle through the Lenzerwische. Lenzerwische - that's the name of the landscape between the Elbe and the Elde. From Lenzen, it rolls comfortably over the Elbe dike, where the refreshing wind blows around your nose. The cyclists are accompanied by the broad stream that flows through the meadows interspersed with willows - a valuable habitat for numerous animals. Intact floodplains like these are rarely found in Germany. The path leads down from the dike into the green hinterland: into small wiper villages with the field stone churches that are typical Prignitz and the north German hall houses made of brick and past rural idyll. The Lenzen Nature Guard, the BUND Lenzen Castle Visitor Center and the certified nature and landscape guide Gertrud Rohloff-Hecker regularly offer guided bike tours along the Lenzerwische Tour. Eating and drinking: “Elbeglück” in Mödlich, Café Raum für Altes und Schönes in Breetz.

Ein Radler auf der Lenzerwische-Tour bei Seedorf an der LöcknitzFoto: Tourismusverband Prignitz/fotografenherz

In the shady forests and the natural landscape - our top 3 hiking tours for the summer

1. Rundwanderweg Dranser See (10,5 km)

The small village of Dranse with 300 inhabitants is one of the oldest villages in the old Wittstock district and is quietly located in the Stechlin-Ruppiner Land nature park. Dranse has five lakes, which not only make the hearts of bathers and nature lovers beat faster, but also invite you to adventurous hiking tours. So the Dranser See, located southeast of the village, can be completely circled on a hiking trail. On the west side, the path leads directly along the shore. Nobody can resist the resting places with a view of the lake - snack with a view of the lake.

Dranser See

Your entrance to the nuns' path couldn't be more impressive than the Kloster Stift zum Heiligengrabe (monastery). The monastery, founded in 1287, is the only almost completely preserved Cistercian monastery complex in Brandenburg and impresses with its medieval buildings such as the collegiate church, the enclosure and the saints grave chapel. After a few minutes' walk you will immerse yourself in the Stiftswald. Even if you haven't left much of the way behind you, you should definitely make a stop at the “Red Bridge”, where you can find a Kneipp pool. Further on, a wooden dog welcomes you at the entrance to the nature learning path, which, accompanied by the Nadelbach, shows you the way to go. Information boards and activity stations line the way. If you want to feel the forest up close under the soles of your feet, take off your shoes and take a short detour on the barefoot path. Next stop are the woods and fields to Blumenthal. One of the largest wooden observation towers in Germany is located here. After 187 steps you will be rewarded with a magnificent view. In good weather you have a view of up to 40 km, and if you look closely you can see the monastery in the distance.

Blick vom Aussichtsturm in Blumenthal auf die Prignitzer LandschaftFoto: Tourismusverband Prignitz/Markus Tiemann

3. Seerundweg (19 km)
Almost as smooth as a mirror, they lie there - still, fringed by reeds and forests - the Kyritzer Seenkette. When you arrive, you finally have the feeling of having left everyday life far behind. From north to south it goes from the untouched Obersee to the lively Untersee. The Untersee not only invites you to swim, but hikers will also get their money's worth here. A natural hiking trail leads around the Untersee directly along the shore. The shore is lined with rustic boathouses with jetties, lidos and bungalow settlements and campsites. In the middle of the Untersee and along the hiking trail, hotels and restaurants offer culinary delights.

Eine Familie auf dem Seerundweg bei BantikowFoto: Tourismusverband Prignitz e.V./Markus Tiemann

Take a ride on the Pollo

It steams and snorts on the 9-kilometer route from Lindenberg to Mesendorf - “Pollo”, the only narrow-gauge railway in Brandenburg. From 1897 to 1971 it mainly transported goods across the Prignitz. The railway junction was Lindenberg, which today houses a small railway museum. In the museum in Lindenberg there is a permanent exhibition about the “Pollo”. Here you will find extensive information about the operation, the vehicles and the people who worked for the railway. Models, photos and original documents give an insight into the interesting history of the railway. A collection with many originals has been created on two floors.

Timetable 2021:
3rd / 4th, 17th / 18th July
7/8, 21/22 August
4th / 5th, 18th / 19th September
2nd / 3rd October
6./7. November
4th / 5th December: Christmas rides

You can book tickets online at: Pollo < / a>

Prignitzer Kleinbahnmuseum Lindenberg e.V.
Lindenberg 91
16928 Groß Pankow (Prignitz)
033982/6 01 28

Die Prignitzer Schmalspurbahn Pollo bei SonnenuntergangFoto: Tourismusverband Prignitz/R. Meissner

Summer toboggan run Groß Woltersdorf

… let's go. The summer toboggan run in Groß Woltersdorf is unique in Prignitz. It is 77.5 meters long and 15.36 meters high. For the descent you need about 15 seconds and can accelerate up to a speed of 30 km / h.

There is also a natural swimming lake with an attached campsite and six log houses. The nearby forest teaching park is open to everyone all year round and can be booked for celebrations.

Am Märchenwald 5
16928 Groß Pankow (Prignitz) OT Groß Woltersdorf
03395/30 26 94

Sommerrodelbahn in Groß WoltersdorfFoto: Tourismusverband Prignitz/Markus Tiemann

Den Störchen ins Nest schauen

You wear your nose high up in Rühstädt. There is a nest on almost every of the red brick houses that are typical of the village. Every year almost 30 pairs of storks clatter on their nests here. So it is not surprising that Rühstädt is German champion when it comes to storks and one of the few official stork villages in Europe. What man and nature have to offer the stork here, you can find out at eye level with the stork at the “Walter Fritze Storchenblick”. From the balcony you have a great view of the village and its favorite visitors, the storks. Count the stork nests that you can see from the balcony.

The residents of Rühstadt have a special relationship with Master Adebar, because almost every family has “their” stork pair as guests on the house or barn roof in spring and summer. Every year the eyries are prepared for the world bummer before the white storks arrive in Rühstädt from their long journey. After successfully rearing their young, all storks set out on the long journey to Africa in August. What remains, however, are the interesting scenes of the stork family on the tower roof of the NABU visitor center, which were recorded by the stork camera. Selected film sequences are telling of of funny and tragic moments in the life of the stork. The NABU Brandenburg runs the exhibition “Weltenbummler Adebar” in the visitor center in Rühstädt. In the visitor shop you will find regional products and nature-related souvenirs.

The NABU visitor center Rühstädt offers guided tours (approx. 1.5 hours) through Rühstädt “Where the white storks live - A tour in the storkland” from April to August: Wed / Fri 2 pm, Sat 11 am

Buchung und Startpunkt:
NABU Besucherzentrum Rühstädt
Neuhaus 1
19322 Rühstädt
038791/80 65 55

Störchegucken in RühstädtFoto: Tourismusverband Prignitz/Lukas Häuser