Oranienburg: A Charming Riverside Town

Oranienburg – Single-Family Homes in Scenic Location just Outside Berlin

With its 45,000 residents, Berlin’s northern suburb of Oranienburg is an autonomous centre in terms of business, culture and leisure. Its waterfront location on the bank of Havel and Lehnitzsee as well as the sprawling woodlands and fields outside the city lend a special charm to the city. For many visitors, Oranienburg is a popular day-trip destination that lets them return home relaxed and full of fond memories. Others are lucky enough to call this up-and-coming town, which is surrounded by nature reserves, their home for good. The Barnim nature reserve is of great significance for Oranienburg because it extends deep into the city limits and makes the city the gateway to the Barnim region. Around 60 percent of the city area is part of the Barnim nature reserve. The lakes of “Ruppiner Seenland,” the “Obere Havelniederung” area of outstanding natural beauty and the “Schnelle Havel” nature protection area are perfect for extended walks, bicycle tours and canoeing trips. It is the epitome of scenic!

Theodor Fontane, a 19th century writer, took extensive walks through the Mark Brandenburg region and was very fond of Oranienburg and its palace, once the residence of Prince-Elector Frederick William. To this day, the palace with its grounds and harbour represent the charming landmark centre of this vibrant town. The baroque orangery inside the park is used as classy ambience for hosting concerts, plays and festivities. During the summer months, it serves as picturesque backdrop for open-air concerts enhanced by light installations. In 2010, the palace harbour was opened to pleasure boats cruising the River Havel. The actual palace with its museum and the town centre with its high-street shopping venues are mere minutes away. The city very own lake, Lehnitzsee, marks the starting points for boat trips that can take you all the way to the lake district of Mecklenburg and the Baltic Sea beyond.
 

High Liveable Riverside Town

As place of residence, Oranienburg has long ceased to be an insider tip, and the rise in population it has seen in recent years suggests as much. Especially among those relocating here from Berlin, the surrounding countryside has moved into focus not just because of the short housing supply in the metropolis but also because living in a rural environment has been gaining in appeal for young families in particular. Another proof for the rising popularity of Oranienburg as residential location is the commuter flow, especially the outbound flow to workplaces in Berlin, which has followed a steady upward trend in recent years. Specifically, the number of outbound commuters increased by 9.8% between 2012 and 2017, whereas the number of inbound commuters rose by only 4.1%.

The City of Oranienburg is committed to promote the development and has launched extensive regional and urban development projects to keep making the city more attractive yet. Owing to such efforts, Oranienburg has positioned itself as a particularly family-friendly and tolerant municipality.

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