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From the high Alps in the South, the Bavarian plain, and the flowing hills of central Germany to the coast of the North and Baltic Sea: it all looks like a miniature train landscape packed with the nicest of old towns, medieval houses, gothic churches and small villages.

Thanks to the different regional princedoms, earldoms, monarchies and states Germany did not unite until the last centuries. Thus Germany has not one but many major cities. And each city has its own unique character, formed by its history and the surrounding region. Each is a whole new world unto itself in which you will experience not only different architectural styles and art treasures but also a very distinctive lifestyle. Local traditions and mentalities are clearly reflected everywhere - in the arts, the nightlife, the shops, the pubs and restaurants and the way people work and live.

Germany's cities have endless pleasant surprises in store for those who enjoy good food and drink. In addition to top-quality international cooking each region has its own local specialities, ranging from hearty country fare at simple inns to modern light cuisine at star-rated restaurants. Accompanied by our world-famous beers and wines, all this plenty is guaranteed to make your tour of Germany's cities an unforgettable culinary experience.
           
RESORT INFORMATION
Currency                                     Euro
Time Difference (from UK)            +1 hour
Flight Time (from UK)                             1 hours
Voltage                                      220V, 50Hz
Shop Opening Times                    0900-1830 Mon-Fri, 0900-1300/1400 Sat (regional shops), 0900-2000 Mon-Fri, 0900-1800/2200 Sat (city shops)
Bank Opening Times                    0830-1300 & 1430-1600 Mon-Wed & Fri, 0830-1300 & 1430-1730 Thur

Rheinsberg

General Description:
The town of Rheinsberg is situated on the River Rhine in Brandenburg Germany. It is 90 minutes north of Berlin in a beautifully scenic region known as the German Lake District.
Rheinsberg is famous for its historic old town with traditional shops and cafes, and the lakeside Prussian Castle Schloss Rheinberg, which hosts a number of classical and operatic concerts in the grounds during the warm spring and summer evenings. Schloss Rheinberg is a predecessor of Sanssouci in Potsdam. In the castle visitors can enjoy a wonderful trip back in time to the splendid era of the second half of the 18th century, by listening to the delightful legends of Rheinsberg.
Other activities worth undertaking are a boat trip on the lake or a river cruise. Kayaking on the River Rhine and horse riding are also available.

Location:
90 minutes drive north of Berlin Airport.

Eating Out:
A selection of restaurants from fast food to formal, and not forgetting the café culture – famous for it’s coffee and cakes.

For the less mobile traveller:
Rheinsberg not only offers an excellent historical town with many accessible sights, it has many other features to offer such as the large flat park, the lake with its selection of water sports and the cities many shops and cafes.

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