Holidaymaker's paradise Schwielowsee –
a great place to relax and recharge

Together with the surrounding localities of Caputh, Ferch and Geltow, the holiday region of Lake Schwielowsee would like to welcome you on your journey as you discover a landscape that famous poets, artists and scientists have been tapping for inspiration long before our time.


  • Culinary delights at the waterside

    Culinary delights at the waterside!

    There is a great variety of cafés and restaurants, often with a view of the lake, around Lake Schwielowsee.

    You could also always stop for a little breather at the Caputh ferry house (Fährhaus Caputh ).

    All restaurants & cafés
  • Magnificently refreshing

    Magnificently refreshing

    Lake Schwielowsee is part of the water-sport region of the Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes. A refreshing dip is the thing to do, no matter whether you’re taking a day trip by houseboat or canoe or just at a bathing beach.

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  • Japanese Bonsai Garden

    Japanese Bonsai Garden

    Fercher Straße 61 · Ferch

    The Bonsai Garden in Ferch is a horticultural work of art and at the same time the centre of Japanese art and culture in the State of Brandenburg.

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  • Einstein's paradise and cultural highlights

    Einstein's paradise and cultural highlights

    Cycling and hiking at Lake Schwielowsee

    The paths of the forests and lake districts are ideal for both easy cycling tours with a water view or for a ramble through gentle landscapes.

    Ideas for trips
  • Schloss und Park Caputh

    Castle and Garden of Caputh

    Straße der Einheit 2 · Caputh

    The Caputh Castle and Gardens are picturesquely situated on the shores of the River Havel and are only a few kilometres from Potsdam.

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Inspiration for your stay

The region invites you for cycling and hiking tours at the waterside or boat trips of the Havel Lake District with lots of cultural highlights and the possibilities of a relaxing wellness stay, massages and yoga in order to unwind afterwards.

Heimathaus Caputh, Foto: Gemeinde Schwielowsee

Local Heritage Museum of Caputh

Local history is still alive at ...
Ausstellung im Bürgerhaus, Foto: Initiativkreis Albert-Einstein-Haus Caputh e. V, Lizenz: Volker Müller

Einstein’s idyllic summer resort

Initiativkreis Albert-Einstein-Haus ...

Zum Alten Landrat canoe landing stage

The canoe landing stage with the yellow ...

Das Gelbe Haus – Schwielowsee naturopathy cent...

The former Luther-Rüst-Haus in Ferch ...

The splendid nature around the lake, the quaint villages and towns with their interesting history and cultural highlights offer the best setting for your relaxing and varied holiday at the waterside.
Right in the middle of a splendid countryside, you can enjoy the recharging effect of actively exercising during bike tours directly at the waterside, hiking tours through deep forests or a boat trip on Lake Schwielowsee.

The region also offers a lot of culture: the Baroque castle or the exhibitions on Albert Einstein in Caputh, the Havelland painters' colony, the Obstkistenbühne, or 'fruit crate stage', in Ferch or the Handweaving Museum in Geltow to name but a few.

You will find ideal conditions for relaxing holidays with a variety of activities in close vicinity of the Capital of Culture Potsdam and Germany's capital Berlin.