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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?
Are there any cultural highlights, museums?"Say a Teltow from America wanted to come and visit. What would be the best way for him/her to learn about the history of their name?" (posted 07/27/2014)
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What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?"Hi there, I'm in Berlin at the beginning of November and considering running the Teltow Half Marathon on 8 Nov. Is it a beautiful area to run around? " (posted 08/31/2015)
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Travel Insider Tips for Teltow
Teltow is a town in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. Market place and St Andrew's It is part of the agglomeration of Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide), once separated by the Berlin Wall, today with no recognizable border dividing the small town from its big neighbour in the north. Teltow is a suburb of Berlin and allows easy access to Germany’s captial city, making it a good place to stay for exploring Berlin and its surroundings. The S-Train takes you to
Potsdamer Platz and
Brandenburger Tor in only 25 minutes. Several beautiful biking trails take you to Potsdam (Potsdam vacation rentals | Potsdam travel guide) or anywhere along the Teltow canal.
The settlement was first mentioned in a 1265 deed issued by Margrave Otto III of Brandenburg. It received its name from an eponymous plateau, a moraine of the last glacial period. Teltow was formerly known for the Teltower Rübchen (Brassica rapa ssp. rapa f. teltowiensis), a special type of turnip quite popular in the 18th and 19th century. The main sight of the town is the Protestant St Andrew's fieldstone church of the 12th century rebuilt in 1812 according to plans by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. It was depicted by Lyonel Feininger in his 1918 painting Teltow II.
The present municipality was established in 1994 by the merger of Teltow and the former village of Ruhlsdorf. It has seen a major increase of population since the fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification. In 2005, German painter Markus Lüpertz installed his studio of sculpture at Teltow.
Culinary specialties of the region
Purchase your fresh
Brötchen (bread rolls) daily at the bakery around the corner. The bakery is known for its specialty, the
Kartoffelbrötchen (potato bread rolls), the baker’s award-winning own creation.
During your vacation, enjoy the great atmosphere of the restaurant Hammer in Teltow (5 min) and have a taste of the local specialty Teltower Rübchen, a type of beet that can be prepared in many variations. The annual Rübchen festival to celebrate the recent harvest is a yearly event starting at the end of September . early October.
Enjoy lunch or dinner at the restaurant
Böfflamott, right across the street from the rental apartment. The Brewery
Major cities and activities nearby
Berlin, Germany’s capital city (30 min): Visit the Brandenburger Tor, Museum Island, Old Museum, Old National Gallery, Berlin Cathedral, Checkpoint Charly, Charlottenburg Palace, Museum for prehistory and early history, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, and many more sites.
Visit the Tropical Islands - Europe’s largest tropical holiday world: Discover the Tropics in the heart of Europe. Tropical Islands stretches across an area of 66,000 m², the size of eight football fields. It has perfect temperatures of 26 °C and is home to the world’s biggest indoor rainforest, Europe’s largest tropical sauna and spa complex, a Tropical Sea with a 200 metre-long sandy beach and many other exciting attractions. And best of all it’s open all year round, 24 hours a day. www.tropical-islands.de/en/
Sanssouci, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam (25 min). It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, it too is notable for the numerous temples and follies in the park. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanssouci
Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin (30 min.) is the place to find out about the history and science behind the appliances and things we use every day. There are aeroplanes and ships to look at, and real railway locomotives. Watch a suitcase being made, or find out how jewellery is manufactured. Discover just how much else we have to offer. Plan a whole day to enjoy all the museum has to offer. www.sdtb.de/English.122.0.html
Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, cemetery (5 min) (www.suedwestkirchhof.de)
This cemetery is famous and popular as a cultural monument far beyond the boundaries of Berlin. Until now the Stahnsdorf South-Western Cemetery is of national importance in terms of culture and history of art. Many famous people are buried here, and the Norwegian Wooden church is popular for different concerts, especially around Christmas time. Ticket reservation is strongly recommended.
- Cool off in summer and go swimming at the Kiebitzberge public swimming pool. (5 min)
- A Golf course is located only 10 min. down the road, in Großbeeren
Local activities and events
Local historic sites are the
Heimatmuseum Teltow, the town’s oldest building erected in 1711. Open every Sunday at 1-5pm and in combination with the monthly tour through the historic center of Teltow. www.teltow.de. Another great resource is the local museum in Teltow (see http://heimatverein.teltow.de/)
Teltower Stadtfest (town festival) takes place every year around October 3rd, the
Tag der deutschen Einheit (the German Unity Day). The festival area is only a 10 minutes’ walk away from the rental apartment.
Things to See in Teltow
St. Andreas Telltower, the symbol of the city dating back to the 12th century
Dorfkirche in Ruhlsdorf built in 1250.
The German Museum of pigs in the district Ruhlsdorf presents the only museum of its kind on the pig farm as the historical development of pig farming and breeding in Germany.
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Teltow
The name showed up first in the Slavic period. The meaning of the word is most likely Germanic, with the Slavic suffix-ow Teltow means according to the analysis of Gerhard Schlimpert around the country at the Telt. The Telt had the distinction to Brandenburg to have a repeatedly occurring term Bæk (generally equal to Bach) with the name Teltow. The Landscape turn Teltow name was on the site have been transferred Teltow.
Two days after the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, with the crossing point being Phillip-Müller-Allee (Allee Lichterfelder today). Starting in 1997, the city started its renovation.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Teltow is a town in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. Market place and St Andrew's It is part of the agglomeration of Berlin, once separated by the Berlin Wall, today with no recognizable border dividing the small town from its big neighbour in the north. The distance to the Berlin city center is 17 km (11 mi), while the distance to Potsdam is 15 km (9 mi), making it a good place to stay for exploring Berlin and its surroundings.
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