Charming historical Countryhouse near Berlin

Charming historical Countryhouse near Berlin


Nov 2011

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house is clean, well kept and has all amenities. The eldest parts date from the late 15th century. We renovated the whole building carefully till 2011 conserving the historical parts. A large wintergarden connects the two attached house parts and is ready for tabletennis matches, dining, reading in the hammock etc. A wooden deck with adjacent natural swimming pond sits in the back of our house.

A 4 m glass slidingdoor separates wintergarden from dining room if desired. The open plan kitchen is modern with granite tops, gas cooker and big fridge. A huge classical style stove sits between dining room and kitchen bringing warmth and coziness in the winter time. Automatic heating system makes heating the stove "free of duty". Floors are paved by hardwood or tiles, marble or terracotta.

Heating support by solar system, waste water recycling system, super insulation etc. make living here convenient and eco-compatible. Professional house care can be arranged for 13 Euro/hr, if needed.


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  1. We, Anna Margareta and Christian are married and Swiss origin. I (Christian) am 51, Anna is 42 years old. We have two kids together, a lovely girl of 4 and a funny boy of 16.

    Anna is an education professional, I am entrepreneur in eco-oriented constructing and the internet business. Our lifestyle is healthy and we are engaged in various social projects. We enjoy sports and travel.

    We have done 7 exchanges already and are open for many others. Its an exciting experience for us and we are looking forward to meet new swap friends. You can be sure we will care for your home as if it was ours.

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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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