Natural Park "Uckermärkische Seen"
The north east of Brandenburg is also the land of 300 lakes, rivers and streams. The most beautiful countryside in this region includes the around 800 square kilometre large natural park "Uckermärkische Seen", between the towns of Prenzlau, Fürstenberg, Zehdenick and Templin. The countryside marked during the Vistula Ice Age is slightly hilly. Massive glaciers pushed large stone boulders as far as here. Today, they are like erratic boulders such as the Dornenstein next to the river, the large stone next to the Large Küstrin Lake or the Verlobungsstein [Engagement Stone] in the Boitzenburg Zoo, they are the destination of excursions and walking tours. Half of the area of the natural park is covered by forests.
There are a great deal of possibilities for discovering the unspoilt nature, whether on foot or on horseback, by bike or by boat. 600 kilometres of signposted hiking paths and 100 kilometres of water routes lead through the lake district. Especially interesting is the hydrobike. The means of transport unique in Germany can be hired in Lychen. Another possibility for actively designing the leisure time is offered by the handcar. On a shutdown stretch of tracks you can travel 30 kilometre between Templin and Fürstenberg/Havel and discover the natural park by rail. Of course there is a lot to see left and right of the route. Simply park your handcar next to the route and discover the surrounding area. Old cobblestone roads and beautiful avenues decorate charming Uckermark villages. Almost every town has a comfortable pub and its own lake for bathing with excellent water quality.