“Wonderful stay in a quaint village environment with easy access to Berlin via the local train. Beautiful country roads providing access to numerous local attractions, a very relaxing home full of charm and character. Christian and his family made us feel very welcome and accommodating, guaranteeing our stay was to be treasured.”
Christian's reviewsAs a host (3)
“Christian and Anna's home in Hagelburg is very special. The village is quiet and we met some very welcoming neighbours. Situated between Potsdam and Berlin means you have plenty of big city life to enjoy and plenty of small village life as well. We hired a car for the month we stayed in their home and made the most of day trips and weekends in Berlin. A really fabulous house - very suitable for a large family or a couple of friends travelling together.”
“Christian and Anna were excellent house guests who obviously enjoyed and appreciated our home. They took care of it as we would. When we returned to our house it felt loved and very clean and organized - just how we like it. They were really great to communicate with and everything we arranged with them was easy and pleasant. Our whole family enjoyed meeting Christian and Anna and look forward to visiting their home in a few months time. We recommend them as guests and wish them well in their future exchanges!”
Where is it?
Our detached house comprising of two adjoining parts is situated in a village in the greater Berlin Capital Area. Hagelberg is a village in one of the most popular hiking areas of east Germany, the "High Flaeming" a sparsely populated hilly area covered with forests and fields.
We live right on the "highest peak" of the north German lowlands, the "Hagelberg" with 201 m above sea level! There is nothing higher between here and the North- or Baltic sea or the Ural mountains. Still only the locals proudly call this a "Berg" meaning a mountain.
Berlin is one "Autobahn" hour away, it´s 45 min to Potsdam, one hour to Leipzig, one hour to Hanover, 4 hours to Muinch or Hamburg and 3 hours to the lovely baltic sea.
In only 22 years after fall of the "Iron curtain" the "Flaeming" region as well as most of the former GDR area has seen an interesting and encouraging development. Restoration of historical city centers (Leipzig, Dresden), new super-highways, new tourist infrastructures like wellness spa and sauna complexes, artificial climbing hall, a 300 km net of superfine paved skatingways (see "Flaeming Skate" in the wwww), art halls, artist workshops, galeries and much more.
Compared to other areas of people packed Germany the "Flaeming" has plenty of nature with wolves, lynx, eagles, deers and in winter sometimes even elks living here. Also plenty of possibilities for sports and recreational activities like hiking, boating, sailing, horse riding, inlining, trail running, cycling, fishing, hunting, Quad riding etc. etc.
Although living here in general is rural (= quiet) you can have almost every thinkable entertainment, workshops, seminars, festivals, spa treatments or encounters. Potsdam with its historical sites dating from the cold war aera as well as its famous Rokkoko castle "Sanssouci" is near and Berlin with its world famous museums, theatres, history and nightlife is still only one hour ride (also by train) away! Did you know that Berlin has more bridges than Venice? Porsches brand new factory in Leipzig (build by Zaha Hadid) also is worth a visit.
Our multi purpose backyard garden invites for private sunbathing, barbecue, fruit picking (many different), bathing, gardening etc. without direct neighbours.
Shopping, hospital, schools, banks etc. are a 5 min ride by car or public transport in the next city, Bad Belzig.
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