Let’s get out into the country: This Saturday the 27th “Brandenburg Country Outing” starts in Brandenburg. Until Sunday, during the two-day event, farms and agricultural businesses, market gardens, fisheries, forestry companies and cultural institutions can be visited in all regions of the federal state. Farm shops and country inns have also prepared for the tourist campaign days (the entire program is available at brandenburger-landpartie.de).
Meanwhile, according to the organizers, Brandenburg can celebrate another public holiday on the first day of the country outing. June 11, 1157 is considered Brandenburg’s birthday – and therefore the 865th birthday of the Mark Brandenburg can also be celebrated on the Brandenburg country outing.
And there are a number of highlights on this festive day. Mills in Brandenburg are also taking part in the visitor campaign this weekend: the Vehlefanz windmill in the district of Oberhavel is a historical monument and is almost completely preserved. Today it serves as a museum and extracurricular learning location. Numerous events take place around the mill at the weekend. There are guided tours of the mill and the history of the mill, as well as presentations of rural handicrafts.
Many offers have been put together for children, and a learning route should be fun and also provide information. In addition, a “beekeeping training stand” will be set up. On the occasion of the country outing, Kerstin Rosen also provides information on rural handicrafts and customs in the community of Oberkrämer. The contact number is 03304/2061227 (online: oberkraemer.de). The opening times are on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Lindenallee 71 in 16727 Oberkrämer-Vehlefanz.
Drivers can reach the mill via the L17 country road at the end of the town, in the direction of Kremmen. The nearest train station is Oberkrämer district of Vehlefanz, about 1.5 kilometers away. Many other historic mills, for example in the Uckermark, are also worth a visit regardless of the “country outing”.
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The association pro agro has been preparing many sightseeing offers on the occasion of the “Brandenburg outing” for more than a quarter of a century – and thus offers the largest information event in the rural area of the region. The series of events is supported by the state’s Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Climate Protection.
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The central opening ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. with Minister of Agriculture Axel Vogel (Greens) at the farm of Hemme Milch GmbH, in the Schmargendorf district of Angermünde, in the Uckermark.
Held for the first time in 1994, the Brandenburg country outing offers new facets every year. For example, ovens are heated for fresh bread and delicious cakes, old and new agricultural technology can be discovered, a variety of farm and village festivals, stable and field tours, carriage rides and bike tours start, according to the website. Visitors can “enjoy regional produce and learn about local traditions” with “hands on farming” in stables and gardens.