Neustrelitz is a small town in the north-east of Germany, about an hour’s drive from Berlin.
It’s best known as the former home of the Prussian kings, and the beautiful Schlossgarten (palace gardens) are a big draw for tourists. The town is also surrounded by lakes, making it a popular spot for swimming, sailing and cycling in the summer. In the winter, the lakes turn into a playground for ice skaters and snowmobilers. There are plenty of small shops and restaurants in the town centre, and a few nightclubs if you want to stay out late. Neustrelitz is a great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.