Caputh – A Day Trip from Berlin!

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Caputh!

Doesn’t that roll off the tongue!

Yeah!

So in the last few weeks, I’ve shown you how easy it is to do day trips from Berlin.

Obviously, Berlin is the best and you really don’t need to go anywhere at all, if you’re here.

But.

If you’ve got a few extra days.

Or

You’ve seen it all.

But you know, I hardly think so …

Then this is for you!

I’ve already shown you Spreewald and Lübbenau and Lake Schwielowsee!

Let me introduce you to Caputh!

If you remember, last week I told you about a couple of small villages in the Schwielowsee area. One of those villages is Caputh!

Not only does it have a gorgeous palace but the summer house of Albert Einstein is located there too!

Yes.

Albert Einstein!

Caputh is a village in Brandenburg that has been around since 1317, and was considered to be one of the places where you would buy or build your country house, if you were wealthy and lived in Berlin.

Along with Potsdam!

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Albert Einstein’s summerhouse in Caputh – ©Stephan M. Höhne, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Albert Einstein built a summer house in Caputh and spent considerable time hiking and sailing during the summer months of 1929 – 1932.

All the great scientists and writers of his time used to hang out there too. In fact, his house is still there and has been turned into a museum which you can visit, as well as an exhibition.

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Not only is Caputh surrounded by quiet and serene rivers and lakes, it’s also the location of the Caputh Palace / Schloss Caputh which consists of the Caputh Palace, the Caputh House, the Royal Gardens and it’s Estate.

It’s been around since the time of Frederick William – the Great Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia!

It’s the oldest pleasure palace in Potsdam to have survived all the wars in Europe, and is more than 350 years old!

Is it any wonder that the urban elite wanted to live nearby?

Caputh Palace was a delight and it was a beautiful day, so I spent most of it running through the Royal Gardens, the surrounding lakes, wadding through the forest, and hopping (quietly) through the rooms!

Why I was hopping I couldn’t tell you, but there it is!

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And since it was a sunny day, we had a couple of drinks on the private beach of Seebad Caputh!

Please Note:

All beaches are absolutely free of charge in Berlin and Brandenburg, but this one was on private property, so a fee was expected!

It costs between €7.50 per day or €25 for a couple, but since we went there during the height of the pandemic, they didn’t charge us as we had taken a table, and were buying drinks!

Phew!

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Our ferry ticket from Caputh to Geltow!
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After that, we took the 160-year-old ferry to the village of Geltow!

It only cost 50 cents if you’re a foot passenger, a little more if you’ve got your bike (€1.00), car (€2.00) or sailing boat (€2.00) with you!

So we crossed over, made a bit of small-talk with a local fisherman and went for dinner and more drinks at another famous establishment – Fährhaus Caputh!

Wow!

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We live in North Berlin, so Caputh is just a hop and a breeze away!

Having said that, if you’re a visitor to Berlin, you don’t need to leave, as it’s the greenest city in Germany!

But if you must, it’s only about 1 hour from Berlin.

Why not?

So what are you waiting for?

Yeah!

Caputh!

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It’s not that easy to get information in English, but I’ve tried my best!

However, if you’re willing to translate stuff for yourself, then it’s golden.

Here we go!

The Cultural Affairs and Tourist Department in Schwielowsee

For the official Lake Schwielowsee Tourist Information website, Click Here!

City of Schwielowsee / Gemeinde Schwielowsee

This is the government website of the city of Schwielowsee, but you’ll have to translate it yourself, as it’s in German. Click Here!

Caputh – Schwielowsee Tourist Office

For everything you need to know about the lovely village of Caputh, click here!

How to get to Caputh

It’s quite easy to get to Caputh by car, train, bus or ferry boat!

For more information, Click Here!

How to use the ferry from Caputh or Geltow

It’s quite easy to get the ferry from Caputh to Geltow or vice-versa.

It only cost 50 cents if you’re a foot passenger, €1.00 if you’ve got a bike, €2.00 for a car, and €2.00 for a yacht or sailing boat!

Unfortunately, the ferry signs aren’t in English, but if you ask around, someone will help you!

This is the ferry boat website of Caputh, but you’ll have to translate it yourself, as it’s in German. Click Here!

Caputh Palace / Schloss Caputh

Caputh Palace / Schloss Caputh consists of the Caputh Palace, the Caputh House, the Royal Gardens and it’s Estate.

A single ticket is €5 – €6 and family tickets are €12.00

For more information, Click Here!

Albert Einstein’s Summer House!

Einstein’s Summer House in Caputh is easy to find & there are tours which cost just €5.00 or €2.50, if you’re a student / child, etc. For more information, Click Here!

Albert Einstein in Potsdam!

Albert Einstein needs no introduction, but if you want to know more about him, and how he lived his “normal” life in Berlin & Brandenburg, Click Here!

How to use the Lake Schwielowsee Visitor’s card / Schwielowsee ‘Gästekarte’


The Lake Schwielowsee Visitor’s card / Schwielowsee ‘Gästekarte’ is a tourist tax required by the region, because it’s classed as a “resort town.”

It’s only necessary if you stay overnight between April 1st – October 31st. If you do, your host / hotel, etc. will have the card ready for you before you arrive.

There’s no need to panic as the tourist tax is just €1.00 per night, and only applies if you’re over 18!

In return, you get a Lake Schwielowsee Visitor’s card / Schwielowsee ‘Gästekarte’ which you can use for discounted payment on leisure activities!

For more information, Click Here!

Brandenburg

For everything Brandenburg, click here!

The German National Tourist Board

The German National Tourist Board is a travel destination website for everything on Germany! Click Here!

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Caputh is lovely!

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