© Seenland Oder-Spree / Christoph Creutzburg

Your hiking adventure

in Seenland Oder-Spree

1.000 altimeter

... where else you can collect so many meters of altitude on one tour?

94 Hiking tours

... along our very different experience spaces are waiting for you.

3 Quality paths

... were certified by the German Hiking Association

66-lakes hiking trail

Multi-day trip

© Seenland Oder-Spree / Christoph Creutzburg

Peaks and canyons, vastness and water, wild nature and perfect silence

You finally want to get moving again, escape the urban hustle and bustle? Don't stare at the walls of buildings, but look into the distance? Do you want to work out or just come down, but you don't want to be on the road forever? We have something for you! The adventure starts as soon as you leave the city and head east. It goes out into nature, to the water and into the mountains.

Märkische Schweiz

Land of throats and canyons

"Here, on the ice age heights, the mind finally finds the free space it deserves, here thoughts dance."

Ein junges Paar läuft durch eine Wassertretstelle in Buckow© Seenland Oder-Spree / Florian Läufer

The oldest and smallest nature park in Brandenburg with its extensive hills, lakes and rivers offers a real paradise for hikers. But not only that - the unspoiled forests, canyons and moors are home to many special animal and plant species. After an exhausting hike, the only state-recognized "Kneipp" health resort Buckow with its water treading places offers the perfect relaxation for calves and feet. In summer, the turquoise-blue lake called "Schermützelsee" can also provide cooling and its color immediately creates a Caribbean feeling.


© Seenland Oder-Spree / Florian Läufer

Special species of animals and plants

  • Birds: white-tailed eagle, crane, corncrake, snipe, lapwing, wryneck, barred warbler, warbler, pied tit, corn bunting

  • Mammals: Otters

  • Amphibians: fire-bellied toad, crested newt

  • Insects: Large fire butterfly, Pearl-grass meadowbirds

  • Plants: numerous orchid species, Turk's-cup lily, cotton grass, marsh rush, troll flower, marsh heartleaf, splendid carnation, swallowwort, medicinal zest, willow alant, cracked strawberry (edible!)

... and when to see them

Seasonal calendar nature observation

  • March - June: snipe and lapwing migration
  • May - July: the yellow oriole, red-backed shrike, orchids, various butterfly species
  • August - September: red-backed shrike, various butterfly species
  • October - February: waxwing
  • all year round: crane with resting place, kingfisher, water buffalo & co


Nature's paradise

1.000 +

plant species


butterfly species


bird species

Schlaubetal hiking trail

© Seenland Oder-Spree / Florian Läufer

"Small. Kind of familiar. Peaceful. Safe. - in the middle of nature. Gentle silence."

Wanderweg neben der Schlaube im Wald© TMB Fotoarchiv / Steffen Lehmann

One of the most beautiful stream valleys in Brandenburg invites you to hike in the Schlaubetal Valley. The Schlaube meanders 27 kilometers through wild and romantic valleys, swampy meadows, sometimes thick bushes, sometimes wide forests and feeds picturesque lakes and mills from a bygone era with its clear water. Also in the Schlaubetal a special animal and beautiful plant world can be observed. After the hike through the breathtaking nature, many local restaurants invite you to end the day comfortably. On the menu you will often find the "Schlaubetal-Teller", an inexpensive dish whose ingredients are fresh from the area and which you should definitely try.

Bad Freienwalde

Mecca for mountaineers

"Freienwalde, long stretched out, at the foot of a chain of hills, composed of gloomy firs, slender birches, austere beeches, from the ground comes healing water. The earth brought itself as a gift."

Hans Keilson - honorary citizen

Mecca for mountaineers

© Seenland Oder-Spree / Florian Läufer
Gipfelkreuz auf dem Watzmann bei Bad Freienwalde© Seenland Oder-Spree / Florian Läufer

In addition to its inexhaustible supply of health-promoting resources - the moor baths - the state-approved health resort of Bad Freienwalde is also known for its four lookout towers. Alpine hiking with almost a thousand meters of altitude, four lookout towers and the only Watzmann outside of Bavaria - that is possible here in Bad Freienwalde! You want to really get out on a mountain tour, but don't want to have to drive all the way to the mountains? No problem! In the hilly and canyon-rich Oberbarnimer Hochplateau, hiking fans embark on challenging routes. The ice age glaciers have left their hilly traces. The four towers: Aussichts-, Bismarck-, Eulen-, and Schanzenturm allow a breathtaking view next to the Watzmann - which is actually called that and is a proud 1062 dMeter high.

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