Eberswalde is a small town in the German state of Brandenburg, situated on the banks of the River Spree. The town is best known for its impressive Renaissance palace, Schloss Eberswalde, which was once the home of the local bishop. The palace is now a museum, displaying a collection of art and artefacts from the region. Eberswalde is also a popular destination for hikers and cyclists, with a number of well-marked trails leading through the surrounding forests. The town centre is home to a number of shops, restaurants and bars, and there is a large weekly market held on the banks of the river.