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Church in Brandenburg an der Havel

Dom zu Brandenburg & Museum

On an island in the middle of town, the Dom was founded more than 850 years ago and is predominantly Gothic in style. It's filled with a bevy of treasures, most notably the carved 14th-century Bohemian altar in the …
German in Brandenburg an der Havel

Restaurant an der Dominsel

Built around vestiges of the medieval town wall, this restaurant specialises in regional food, especially fish dishes. But what you’ll probably remember most are the fabulous Dom views, preferably from the waterfron…
Museum in Brandenburg an der Havel

Archäologisches Landesmuseum Brandenburg

The beautiful Gothic red-brick St Pauli monastery has risen from ruins and now forms an atmospheric backdrop for nine rooms brimming with Brandenburg's archaeological treasures, including rare Stone Age textiles, Br…
Cafe in Brandenburg an der Havel

Cafébar im Brückenhäuschen

This kiosk right by the Jahrtausendbrücke is a top address for coffee and homemade cake. In fine weather you can relax canal-side in beach chairs or rent a canoe (per two hours €10, per day €28).
Church in Brandenburg an der Havel

St Katharinenkirche

This vast Gothic brick church has a lavishly detailed and decorated facade. See if you can spot your favourite biblical characters on the medieval Meadow of Heaven ceiling fresco. Treasures include the octagonal bap…
Seafood in Brandenburg an der Havel

Fisch am Mühlendamm

For a quick fish snack, pop into this little shack along Mühlendamm overlooking the water. Pity their opening hours aren't more visitor friendly.