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Welcome to Prenzlau

 

"The Uckermark is rich, infinitely rich!"
This fitting observation comes from a well-known business in our region, and I have deliberately placed it here at the beginning. It provides for the confidence that this wealth offers enormous development potential for the Uckermark region and our town, our task is now to set about expanding, developing and exploiting.

This homepage is intended to provide more detailed information about these opportunities, which many people are not really aware of as yet. Prenzlau has in fact taken an extremely innovative direction in the last few years with its economic orientation to the production of regenerative energies and the processing of  renewable resources. This new orientation will have a decisive influence on the future of the town and of the region as a whole.

We are hoping to attract attention to our town, whether you are an investor scouting for a suitable location, a local resident wanting to know more about your home town or a visitor in search of rest and relaxation.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all readers who are planning to visit our town. Come and discover for yourself the many attractions that Prenzlau has to offer.

Let guide you through the town and the surrounding area and discover the idyllic rolling landscape with its many tree lined avenues ans lakes, the open countryside with its yellow rapeseed fields in spring and wide expanses of golden corn in late summer, the old churches and farmhouses in the surrounding villages, the historic buildings like the Church of St. Mary, the Dominican monastery, the town wall and the former Prussian army barracks from Frederick the Greats`time.

I hope you enjoy.
Hendrik Sommer
Mayor

Tourism

Pristine nature, clean air and clear water, a wide variety of nature protection and landscape conservation areas plus biosphere reserves - the calmness and the light are the reasons why people feel so at home here.Prenzlau an the Uckermark have all kinds of cultural and sporting activities on offer, as well as modern accommodation options. I´d like tell you a little bit about what´s on offer.

After a tour of the city, a trip to the Uckersee Lake for a spot of rest and recreation is highly recommended. The Unteruckersee Lake has for many centuries been one of the towns´treasures. Frederick I also held the lake in high esteem, choosing it as the venue for his legendary swan hunt - which gave our coat of arms its swan, by the way.

The lake has a special attraction for people of Prenzlau and visitors to our town. As well as the Uckersee Lakes - the Uckersee Lake itself is linked to the upper Uckersee Lake by canal - there are wonderful places to go in the direct vicinity of the town for hiking, cycling and boat trips. You can take a relaxing sailing trip across the Uckersee Lakes in the "Onkel Albert" passenger ship, or put your own muscle power to the test with a trip on the "Ukrasvan", a reproduction 10th-century Slavic boat. If the sun shines as well, you´ll have the perfect nature experience.

In addition, throughout the year there are all kinds of different cultural and sporting highlights and events. Regattas are help in the lake, there is the annual Ucker market fair where large numbers of regional firms present their products, there are fire brigade tournaments and sporting competitions. Trade fairs and activities promoted by trade communities from the town and the Sternberg area, rock concerts on the open-air stage and carnival processions - there´s always something going on!

One example is the "history spectacle". This show is staged once a year by the largest amateur theatrical society in Germany. A large number of enthusiastic and talented amateur actors from the local area stage the story of Prenzlau´s transformation through history in a new production each year.

There is probably nowhere else in Prenzlau that represents the symbiosis of old and new, historical and contemporary better than the Dominican monastery. As a cultural centre and museum, it is now the intellectual and cultural centre of the Uckermark district capital. Here, under one roof, you will find the cultural history museum, the historical town archive, the municipal library, the event center and the visitor service with the Dominican monastery gallery.

For more information, please contact the friendly staff at the Prenzlau town information office (also a branch of the Uckermark Tourist Board)

Services:
Prenzlau town information office:
Marktberg 11, Prenzlau
Tel.  +49 (0) 3984 833 952
Fax + 49 (0) 3984 833954
e-mail: stadtinfo@prenzlau.de

Business

"The Uckermark is rich, infinitely rich!" This fitting observation comes from a well-known business in our region. It provides for the confidence that this wealth offers enormous development potential for the Uckermark region an our town, our task is now to set about expanding, developing and exploiting. Prenzlau has in fact taken an extremely innovative direction in the last few years with its economic orientation to the production of regenerative energies and the processing of renewable resources. This new orientation will have a decisive influence on the future of the town an of the region as a whole. Being one of the sunniest and windiest regions in Germany, and with our excellent agricultural soils and geothermal springs, we can serve this economic growth sector to the fullest extent. The numerous businesses in this sector in and around Prenzlau bear testimony to this. Prenzlau is located in the northeast of Brandenburg on the axis Berlin - Baltic Sea and the axis Berlin - Stettin.
  
crossing point: to Poland 40 km   
 
Prenzlau - district capital of the Uckermark

Traditionally the capital of the Uckermark, today Prenzlau is once again the base for many public institutions. The larger employers include the local authority headquarters of the Uckermark district, the local court, the employment agency, the Prenzlau district hospital and the Brandenburg State Department for Farmland Consolidation and Rural Development, in addition to the city administration. Beyond these, commerce, services and the traditional trades are the most important sectors in our city. More than 1.300 businesses operate in Prenzlau and a few more are added each year. There are five commercial and industrial areas and two of them are already full to capacity. Considerations have already been tabled for developing new areas as the further establishment of manufacturing industry has top priority in the town. The staff of the business services at the town administration do everything in their power to ensure that existing enterprises are satisfied and encourage new businesses to set up in the area. Considerable efforts are currently underway to promote the production of renewable resources and the generation of renewable energies in order to reinforce Prenzlau´s position as a centre of competence in these industries. Prenzlau will make further gains in importance as a business location through the establishment of innovative research, training and education facilities.

sector of mechanical engineering, valves and fittings industry
and sector of agriculture and processing renewable resources

Prenzlau´s City Hall embraces the values of being close to citizens and helpful towards business.  We are a service provider and advisory partner with aims to support citizens and businesses when they come to us with a request. Our friendly staff offer knowledgeable and comprehensive advice, can help you with applications and questions relating to rules and regulations, will put you in contact with the right people and always endeavour to solve problems and find an answer to your individual enquiry.

Contacts: 
Wirtschaftsförderung und Tourismus
(Department for Economic Development and Tourism)
Director: Mrs. Liebher
Tel.: +49 (0) 3984 75 30 23

Fax: +49 (0) 3984 75 44 99
e-mail: wirtschaftsfoerderung@prenzlau.de

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