Between the Oder and the Ruppin Country and north of Berlin the Barnim lies with the water kingdom Havel-Oder.
If you travel here, you will discover a landscape with clues of the last ice age. The rolling hills of mixed and pine forests cover 70,000 hectares. The landscape of parks and lakes areas are a playground for cyclists, walkers and water sports enthusiasts - all this just 50 kilometers outside the city of Berlin. Culture enthusiasts will love the old brick buildings, striking churches, monasteries and castles. And along the channel admire the impressive industrial monuments marking the exciting history of the area.
The 290 km long Rhine-Marne Canal connects the Rhine valley basin of Paris. The channel runs from the Rhine at Strasbourg to Vitry-le-François behind Toul - briefly interrupted by the canalized Moselle between Toul and Frouard. In Frouard the Mosel (Moselle) from the Rhine-Marne Canal in north branches. It rises in the Vosges Mountains and flows 544 kilometers to the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz in the Rhine.
The scenic beauty of the Great Masurian Lakes is legendary. The glacial moraine consists of nearly 3,000 lakes, many of about one hectare. 25 of the most beautiful lakes are connected by picturesque canals and idyllic rivers. The smaller lakes are called in Polish, "flowery" and "sky eyes" because the clouds are reflected in the emerald green and ultramarine blue water. The land itself is wavy but rather flat, the highest mountains rise just over 300 meters. On land, Mazury offers quiet cobbled streets, ancient avenues, storks, eagles, cranes and luminous fields of rape. It's a beautiful area.