About Brandenburg

Dates and Facts
Located in the east of Germany, sharing a border with Poland, Brandenburg is one of the 16 federal States of the Federal Republic of Germany. The State of Brandenburg was recreated in 1990 upon the German reunification. Brandenburg surrounds but does not include the national capital and city-State of Berlin. The capital of Brandenburg is Potsdam. The State has currently a population of approximately 2,567,220. Its area consists of 29,477.16 m².

There are more than 500 castles and manor houses, around 10.500 historical monuments, 23.000 archeological sites, numerous idyllic town centres and villages, markets, tree-lined avenues and churches. Especially the lesser populated farming regions of Brandenburg make an attractive contrast to the densely populated metropolis of Berlin.

For more information on the State of Brandenburg visit the State website

University cities 
For more information on the cities where Brandenburg universities are located, visit the following websites:

(University of Potsdam, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Film University Babelsberg ‘Konrad Wolf’)

Frankfurt / Oder
(European University Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder)

(Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg)

(Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg)

Brandenburg / Havel
(Technical University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg/Havel)

(Eberswalde University of Sustainable Development)

(Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau)

Culture in Brandenburg
Brandenburg is a State of culture. The interactions between history and modernity, tradition and innovation are mirrored within the rich and lively cultural landscape of Brandenburg. The broad variety of culture includes much more than just the well-known touristical magnets of Brandenburg, especially the Prussian castles and gardens in Potsdam. More detailed information can be found in the section culture on these webpages of the Ministry of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs.

Information in English on the cultural highlights of Potsdam can be found on



BRAIN help desk at the Brandenburg Ministry of Sciences, Research and Cultural Affairs:

Edith Mobou Dzuno
Referat 23

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+49 (0) 331 866 4766


postal address:
Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg
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