The small and idyllic village Flecken Zechlin is located on the southern edge of the Mecklenburg Lake District and belongs to the Ruppiner Lakeland. The area is also called ‘Kleinseenplatte’ (lesser lake district) or Brandenburg’s Blue North, because of the extensive network of waterways and clear water lakes, which are among the cleanest lakes in Germany.
By water, you can float from here to the Müritz lake, to the North Sea, to the Baltic Sea or to Germany’s capital Berlin. The nature in the natural park ‘Stechlin-Ruppiner Land’ is still largely intact. In the endless expanse of beech forests and lakes you will find many kinds of herbs, mushrooms, berries, wild animals and birds.
The village Flecken Zechlin on the Black Lake is a district of the town of Rheinsberg. About 800 inhabitants live here. The village has a beautiful historic village center, which is still an insider tip as it is situated in a “dead end” at the edge of the Rheinsberg Lake District. Here, it is still rather quiet, as there is no through traffic for boats. Those who come here by water, choose to do so consciously.
Flecken Zechlin has a relatively good infrastructure. It has a tourist information, where you are advised friendly. There are several shops and eateries: A supermarket in Wittstocker Strasse, our farm shop with coffee garden and book café, bakery Janke with café and snack bar and the restaurant Fischerhütte directly on the Black Lake. Also the Café zur Brücke is located on the shore of the lake. Flecken Zechlin prides itself with two other restaurants: the Zechliner Hof and the Gaststätte zur Scheune. In addition, there is the gardener’s house of the family Salzwedel, the flower shop of Mrs Schattauer, the hair salon Graupner and the boat and bicycle rental run by Rainer Maranke. There are two garages (Langenheim and Buchner). The village also has a dentist (Dr Greese). Maybe also important: a branch of the local bank Sparkasse.
The official bathing site of Flecken Zechlin is located at Lake Zechlin and is about 800 meters away from our Kossätenhof. The bathing site is reachable on foot, by bike or by car. There is a jetty, a sunbathing lawn, benches, a large sand box with a slide and a beach volleyball court.
You can make day trips to discover the surrounding area, for instance you can explore the nearby lake Müritz, Berlin or the Baltic Sea. There are many tourist attractions in easy reach, such as the historic old towns of Rheinsberg with its famous castle, the old episcopal town of Wittstock and Fontane’s birthplace Neuruppin with it’s many small museums, exhibitions and galleries.
Coming by car from the direction of Berlin on the motorway no 24 (A24), follow the national highway number 167 (B167) in the direction of Neuruppin at the exit called “Neuruppin”. On the B167, follow the signs in direction of Rheinsberg and Flecken Zechlin.
Coming by car from the direction of Hamburg on the motorway no 24 (A24), take the exit called “Pritzwalk” in direction to Wittstock. When reaching Wittstock, follow the signs to Rheinsberg.
Coming by car from the direction of Rostock on the motorway no 19 (A19), take the exit called “Wittstock” in direction to Wittstock and Rheinsberg.
For a detailed description, you can use an online route planner.
The nearest railway stations are in Rheinsberg, Neuruppin and Wittstock (station Rheinsberger Tor). At each railway station, there are bus services to Flecken Zechlin. If there are no busses running from Rheinsberg railway station to Flecken Zechlin, you can call a taxi, for example Taxi Service Keitel via 0049 33931 2727.