Einstein's Paradise and Lots of Culture Bicycle Tour

Bike tours | Länge: 32 km


Tourist-Information Schwielowsee
Straße der Einheit 2
14548 Schwielowsee OT Caputh
Tel. 033209-70899


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Bahnhof Caputh Schwielowsee
14548 Caputh Schwielowsee

Bahnhof Caputh Schwielowsee
14548 Caputh Schwielowsee
Theodor Fontane waxed lyrical about the “Medallion of the Havel Chain”, while Albert Einstein felt as if he was in paradise here. Lake Schwielowsee, with Lake Templiner See adjacent to it, situated to the south-west of Potsdam, have provided landscape painters with the perfect backdrop since time immemorial.
This easy bicycle tour runs along the banks of the lakes, offering superb beautiful views and insights into the natural surroundings. The route passes several bathing spots, picnic areas and other sights worth stopping at.

Distance: 32 kilometres
Start/finish: Caputh-Schwielowsee station
Logo/route sign: white sign marked “F1” in green

How to get there:
Train: From Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof), take the S7 (approximately 45 minutes) to Potsdam central station (Hauptbahnhof) and then take the R 23 to Caputh-Schwielowsee
Car: From Berlin via the A115 (approximately 45 minutes).

Route: Caputh, Ferch, Petzow, Potsdam, Caputh

Sights along the route
  • Caputh: Palace and park, Stüler-Kirche, Heimathaus (local history centre)
  • Ferch: Museum Malerkolonie, Fischerkirche, Japanese Bonsai Garden
  • Petzow: Palace and park, Waschhaus am Haussee local history museum, church, Sanddorn-Erlebnis-Garten Christine Berger (sea buckthorn adventure garden)
  • Geltow: Church, hands-on weaving museum
  • Schill memorial (excellent view)
  • Potsdam: Palaces and gardens
  • Caputh: Einstein’s Summer House, exhibition: “Einstein’s summer idyll in Caputh”

Possible combinations
European Bicycle Route R1, Havel Cycle Path, Tour Brandenburg, Historic Town Centre Cycle Routes 4

Trail conditions/surface
The trail is partially asphalted. Along some sections of the route the path consists of gravel or solid forest soil.

  • "Radwander- und Wanderkarte Potsdamer Havelseen, Blütenstadt Werder und Umgebung: Ausflüge zwischen Ketzin, Michendorf und dem Grunewald", 1:35.000, Verlag Barthel, A; Auflage: 4 (1. Mai 2014), ISBN-13: 978-3895910883, Euro 4.90
  • "Potsdam Havelland mit Tagestouren-Vorschlägen", Bielefelder Verlag, Auflage: 6 (1. März 2014)1:75.000, ISBN-13: 978-3870735784, Euro 8.95
  • "Potsdam – Havelland – Fläming: Fahrradkarte", 1:70000, KOMPASS-Karten; Auflage: 3 (1. März 2016), ISBN-13: 978-3850262729, Euro 7.99


Supported by the 'TMB Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH'. For more information on trips and excursions, please visit www.brandenburg-tourism.com