Our Blossom CityNestled in the cultural landscape by the river Havel
Werder (Havel) is a city by the water, embedded in the river course and the Havel Lakes. It is located at the gates of Berlin and Potsdam and has 26,597 inhabitants (as of August 2020). The Old Town is on an island in the river Havel and offers a popular tourist attraction. The entire island city – as well as the Old Town with the church Heilig-Geist-Kirche, the Rathaus (Town Hall), and the Bockwindmühle (Post Mill) – is listed as protected monument.
Werder (Havel) is also known for the Blossom Festival, which is celebrated every spring at the time of the fruit blossom. The festival and orcharding have a long tradition in the city. Other traditional trades – such as viticulture, fishing, and brickwork – are cultivated and shape the cultural landscape by the river Havel, where the Prussian horticultural director Peter Joseph Lenné left his mark.
With the different quarters in the Old Town, in the new Havelauen, in the urban settlements, and in the often rural districts, the city offers living environments for a wide variety of lifestyles.
By the way, the word ‘Werder’ has been around already since the 8th century; it means ‘river island’. Our city of the same name was first mentioned in medieval documents from 1317.