Ferch – the pearl at Lake Schwielowsee
The quaint fishing village is perched on the southern tip of Lake Schwielowsee in the midst of pine woods, meadows and orchards. Over the centuries many artists have drawn inspiration from the fantastic natural landscape of Ferch.
Lake Schwielowsee has been marking the life of people in the region. Fishery and barge transport towards Berlin have long been their main source of income. Even today the half-timbered 'Fischerkirche' church which was built in the 17th century testifies to that. Over time, a number of painters settled here and founded the Havelland Painters' Colony. Today, its museum and exhibitions show the life and work of historic and contemporary artists. The 'Obstkistenbühne' theatre, which is said to be the 'most comical stage of the State of Brandenburg' and the Japanese Bonsai Garden being one of the most beautiful gardens of Brandenburg are other highlights.
Atop of 'Wietkiekenberg' knoll, you have a marvellous view of the landscape of the Havel Lakes from the observation platform. Fun fact: The location got its loving moniker of 'pearl of Lake Schwielowsee' due to its beautiful location at the southernmost tip of the lake.