Eberswalde is a major town and the administrative seat of the district Barnim in the German Federal State (Bundesland) of Brandenburg, about 50 km northeast of Berlin.
It is surrounded by forest and lakes. There are also nature reserves around Eberswalde, although some are off-bounds to the public in order to protect endangered species.
Eberswalde Downtown is a mixture of old and contemporary architecture. See the 750-year-old Maria Magdalena Church next to the new and very modern county administration building called 'Paul Wunderlich house', the nicely renovated market square and the traditional town hall. The town museum is located in one of Eberswalde's oldest buildings-a half-timbered pharmacy. Here, interesting exhibitions and shows are waiting for visitors.
Things to see and do
* Town museum
* Maria Magdalena Church
* 'Family Garden'
* Ship lift in Niederfinow
Cruise Season - March - Nov
Currency - Euro () (EUR)
Language - German
Land Area -54.17sq km's
Population - 42,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 49
Port Location - Eberswalde's modern harbor lies directly on the busy-Oder-Havel canal.
Transport Links - Eberwalde is located on the railroad lines from Berlin to Szczecin that reached Eberswalde from Berlin in 1842. It is the starting point of the railroad lines to Templin and Frankfurt (Oder) and the now abandoned line to Finowfurt, the EFE or Eberswalde-Finowfurter-Eisenbahn.
The town and its industrial parks can also be accessed through the waterways Oder Havel Canal and Finow Canal. Eberswalde also has an airport.