From a Water Tower to a Bubble – A Holiday with a Difference
From a Water Tower to a Bubble – A Holiday with a Difference
Brandenburg offers visitors a wide variety of unusual places to stay
Sweet dreams in a bubble tent in the Ruppiner Lakeland
In a so-called bubble tent, a transparent, dome-shaped construction, you can sleep under a star-studded sky – or alternatively spend the night gazing at the stars through a telescope. It is a very special and comfortable way to soak up the atmosphere of the countryside. Surrounded by trees, plants and herbs, the tent comes with a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen as well as a shower and toilet cubicle with warm water. The project has been carried out with a lot of attention to detail and a strong focus on environmental sustainability. For example, only old wood has been used for the furnishings and the bubble tent itself is made out of recycled lorry tarpaulins. www.alpacosi-oase.de
A treehouse adventure in the Uckermark or on Lake Senftenberg
The Baumhaushotel Gut Gollin is located to the north east of Berlin in the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve, one of the largest contiguous forest areas in Germany. The five small houses stand a few metres above the ground and provide guests with cosy, rustic comfort. There are different types of treehouse. The largest, the Haselburg, can accommodate up to six people. Some of the houses are available for booking during the winter months. www.baumhaushotel-uckermark.de There are also treehouses on the Hafencamp campsite on Lake Senftenberg in the Lusatian Lakeland. At a height of up to five metres, guests can enjoy the homey atmosphere and the view over the lake. The treehouses are ideal for short breaks for couples. In addition to a living-sleeping area, there is a kitchenette and even a small bathroom. www.senftenberger-see.de/de/hafencamp.html
Smart accommodation in towers in the Fläming region
Live like a lord or lady just once – in Rottstock in the Fläming region. Right next to the “25 teiche” fish farm, there are smart towers, which can accommodate two adults and up to two children. Just like in a mobile home, the interior space has been put to optimal use, so that the “hotel towers” have a seating area, a small bathroom with toilet and two sleeping areas, one above the other. There is WiFi and even underfloor heating. Each tower has its own terrace, from which at night you can observe the wonderful starry sky over the Fläming region. Guests are permitted to catch their own fish for dinner from the ponds.
The water tower apartments in Bad Saarow are even higher up. There are five of them in the historic waterworks on the shores of Lake Scharmützel. Visitors never fail to be amazed by the unsophisticated elegance of the “E-Werk-Loft”, the “Maschinen-Loft”, the “Kompressor-Turm”, the “Meisterwohnung and the “Direktorenwohnung. Spend a cosy evening in front of the fireplace, sleep well on the suspended bed and be woken up by rays of sunlight falling through the large windows. The waterworks is an extraordinary place, where it is easy to switch off, relax and let your mind wander. The holiday apartment in the water tower near to Sanssouci Palace Gardens in Potsdam is also a very unusual place to stay. There are six floors altogether and each room has its own individual, stylishly modern furnishings. From the cosy kitchen-dining room on the ground floor there is access to the bedrooms on the next three floors. Altogether there are four double beds. The old water tank on the fifth floor is used as the living room and has a large panorama window with a view over the forests in the game reserve. From the spacious rooftop terrace there are unique views as far as the New Palace in Sanssouci Park. www.wasserwerk-badsaarow.de www.wasserturm.holiday
A sleeping experience in a Sleepero-Cube
With this kind of accommodation the highlight is undoubtedly the location. The futuristic Sleepero Cubes are set up at unusual locations, where normally it is not possible to spend the night. In Brandenburg, for example, at the “Alpaca Island” Alpaca farm, on the shores of Lake Lübbe in the Uckermark, in the centre of Oranienburg Palace Gardens or in the “Eiszeitland” Geopark. Guests sleep on comfortable soybean oilseed mattresses with blankets and pillows. The cubes are fitted with energy-saving LED lighting and as a surprise there is a cool box filled with vegan delicacies. For a quick freshen-up the next morning there are toilets and washbasins just a short walk away at every location. www.sleepero.de
Away from it all in a Raus Life smart cabin
Fall asleep counting stars? It can happen in a “Raus.Life” cabin. The cabins were built to very high standards of sustainability and comfort and the interior so designed that from everywhere guests can enjoy a view of the countryside. They are equipped with a queen-sized bed, a fully fitted kitchen with a gas cooker and a refrigerator, and a bathroom. For cold days and nights there is a wood burner with wood supplies. There are currently four locations in Germany, all of them between one and two hours away from Berlin. Guests do not find out exactly where they are until after they have booked. www.raus.life/de
Floating holiday homes in Lusatia
You cannot get any closer to the water than this. Wake up in the morning with a wonderful view of the lake. Breakfast on the terrace, swimming just outside the door. The comfortable floating homes with their modern furnishings are anchored securely on Lake Gräbendorf in the Lusatian Lakeland. On 44 square metres of living space they can accommodate up to six guests. There are two bedrooms, a combined living-dining area, a fully fitted kitchen and a bathroom with a separate WC. A modern gas fireplace keeps the living area cosy. Through the floor-to-ceiling windows and from the terraces at the bow and on the roof, guests can
enjoy a panorama view of the lakes. www.spreewald-floatinghouses.de
Not only for train spotters: sleep in a railway carriage with a view of the River Oder
Less is sometimes more. These cosy historic railway carriages have neither running water nor heating, but their location is really special. They are set on the tracks of the old Oderbruch railway line in the Oder harbour in Groß Neuendorf. The floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the river. Bathroom facilities are just a few metres away in the old blower hall at the foot of the neighbouring loading tower. For those looking for a bit more comfort, there is an unusual maisonette apartment in the tower with a balcony overlooking the River Oder.
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