Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel) – A Day Trip from Berlin!

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So last week I wrote about my experience back in the office. It was only for a day, so not to worry!

However, if you’re a British expat who lives in Europe, and you need to renew your passport, you’ve got to read this!

So back to Berlin!

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

Let me introduce you to Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel)!

Blossom City!

Blütenstadt!

Werder!

Havel!

So what’s that about it, when it’s at home?

No need to worry.

I’ll tell you!

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Blossom City, otherwise known as Blütenstadt Werder (Havel) is a water town in Brandenburg located on the River Havel!

Not only is the whole city an island, but it’s a protected monument, has been around since 1317 and is most famous for the island city itself, it’s historic Old Town, it’s natural water properties, it’s fruit, it’s orchards, it’s traditional crafts, tasty wine and wine production, cycling, the lake, boating and sailing, and it’s blossoms!

In fact, it’s fruit blossoms are so famous that it even has it’s own festival – the Baumblütenfest or the Tree Blossom Festival – which is the third largest festival in Germany!

It usually takes place April /May but I forgot to write about it so that YOU could see it if you’re here.

Oops!

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As you know, I love water towns so I’ve been to the Werdel (Havel) many times, but I’ve never been to the Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel)!

We spent the day there so had plenty of time to wander through the shipyard, stroll around, and relax on the waterside admiring the many beautiful yachts and sailing boats.

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As you can imagine, parts of the island is prime estate and nobody wants every Tom, Dick & Harry wading through their back garden, so there are public paths, cobbled roads and stretches of grassland that you can go through and even picnic on, if you so desire.

And of course, the Old Town is available to all, so we had our boiled egg and sandwiches on one of the many piers all over the island!

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We also went on one of the many orchard trails, then we went to the Bockwindmühle or the Post Mill, which you can go into, climb to the top and see the view.

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After that we went to the Rathaus /Town Hall which was closed, and the Heilig-Geist-Kirche / Holy Spirit Church, which wasn’t!

Then through the Old Town we went.

We were so exhausted that we absolutely had to have a break!

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So we wandered into the lovely Fischrestaurant Arielle where you can buy all sorts of fresh and smoked fish.

We took a lakeside seat outdoors, and had a couple of beers.

Obviously!

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Werder (Havel) train station at Blossom City!
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Suitably refreshed, we continued our walk and then strolled briskly to the station so that we could take our train back to Berlin.

We absolutely loved our time at the Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel).

I’m sure you will too!

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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!

We live in North Berlin, so to Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel) 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!

Blossom City!

WIR SIND WERDER – Imagefilm der Stadt Werder (Havel)

BAUMBLÜTENFEST IN WERDER – 2017

p.s. OUR walk was similar to this one but with more architecture, sailing & beer! Werder (Havel) Walking Tour | Werder – Germany

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!

Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel)

For the official Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel)Tourist Information website, Click Here!

Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel)

This is the government website of Blütenstadt Werder (Havel), luckily, most of it, but not all, is offered in English! If you want it in German, Click Here!

Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel) – Tourist Office

For everything you need to know about the lovely island, Click Here!

How to get to Blossom City

It’s quite easy to get to Blossom City by car, train, bus, bicycle or boat!

If you’re coming from Berlin, the extension ticket you need for Zone C is €1.80 each way!

If not, you’ll need a 24-hour day pass ticket for Berlin ABC. This will cost you €10.00

For more information, Click Here!

How to sail, fish or swim through Blossom City

For more information, Click Here!

Rent a Bicycle!

There’s very little traffic on the island, so cycling across is perfect, and there’s plenty to go around!

For more information, Click Here!

Guided Walking Tours

Obviously, you’re quite free to walk through the Old Town yourself, or use any number of free Apps to help you, but if you need more insight or have a particular interest, then a guided walk is the way to go.

For more information, Click Here!

Pick fruit & drink freshly made wine!

There’s no need for me to say anything more ‘cos freshly grown fruit and delicious wine is what Blossom City – Blütenstadt Werder (Havel) is all about!

For more information, Click Here!

Bismarckhöhe Ballroom

Do you want to experience a little bit of what you fancy, in an exquisite ballroom? On an island of it’s own, then Click Here!

How to use the Blossom City of Werder (Havel) Visitor’s card / Blütenstadt Werder (Havel) ‘Gästekarte’


The Blossom City of Werder (Havel) Visitor’s card / Blütenstadt Werder (Havel) ‘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. 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 €1.50 per night, and only applies if you’re over 18!

In return, you get a Blossom City of Werder (Havel) Visitor’s card / Blütenstadt Werder (Havel) ‘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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