By train, the town of Eberswalde lies only 33 minutes away from Germany's capital Berlin. But at the same time it is situated in the wonderful landscape of the Mark Brandenburg with its extensive forests, numerous lakes and hills.
This 750-year-old town flourished in the 18th century as a centre of copper, brass and iron metallurgy. In the 19th century Eberswalde became the cradle of Prussian forestry and during the years of rapid industrial expansion at the beginning of the 20th century it developed into a prosperous town and on the doorsteps of Berlin. Since 1991, Eberswalde has been the administrative seat of Barnim County. This town and its surroundings are known for their architectural and technical monuments. The nearby Biosphere Reserve Schorfheide-Chorin and the 400-year-old Finow Canal, which runs through the entire town, are well-known.
Each year there are many cultural high lights such as the May »jazz in e.« music festival, the renowned festival of classical music in Chorin called »Choriner Musiksommer«, the summer concerts »purpur« in the Forest-Botanic Garden in July, the Eberswalde Film Festival in the fall, in the winter months a series of club concerts called »interim« and the Christmas Art Market at the historical Zainhammer Mill.
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