Geltow – over 1.000 years of history
Geltow is situated right where the River Havel exits Lake Schwielowsee and bends northward to eventually meet with the River Elbe. Geltow was first mentioned in historical records in 993, therefore making it the oldest of the three localities comprising Schwielowsee.
Geltow is marked by the presence of 'Baumgartenbrücke' bridge from which you can enjoy a wonderful view across Lake Schwielowsee and the River Havel of the townscape of the island town of Werder (Havel) at any time of the year. The multicoloured roof tiles of its brick church greet you from afar and just a few metres from the church the looms clatter away in what is probably Germany's largest existing and working handweavery.
The housing estate of 'Wildpark-West', which is an enchanting residential and recreational area with elegant houses and splendid gardens, also forms part of Geltow.