The little town of Lychen, state-approved location for recreation, with its local authorities of Retzow, Rutenberg and Beenz, is situated in the natural park The Uckermark Lakes. Charmingly embedded between the 7 lakes of the Lychen Lake junction and seemingly endless forests. The rafting operated in Lychen since 1720 also has its origins here. Wooden stems were combined to make rafts and transport by water to the saw mills. At the time the journey went to Hamburg and Berlin. If the rafting was once the hard work of many, today it is an attractive holiday activity. You can discover the Lychen Lakes by raft or hydrobike.
But what does the town have to do with drawing pins? Quite simple: Otto Lindstedt from Lychen registered the patent for the "Pinne" in 1904. A memorial on the Lindenhof peninsular was dedicated to this world famous invention from Lychen. Today, only a brass sign remembers the still almost unknown inventor.