Welcome to "directly above"!

Ever since its date of founding on December 6, 1993 Oberhavel county has found itself in a state of tension between metropolis and country idyll, between highly specialized technological and industrial site on the one hand and untouched nature on the other and between its historical inheritance and liveable homeland.

The county attracts mainly young families because here they find excellent educational institutions and their own little house with garden but at the same time enjoy all the advantages Berlin has to over as it is located right on their doorstep.

Oberhavel is today one of east Germany's strongest economic regions and an attractive County with its well developed infrastructure and increasingly booming tourism that welcomes you warmly.

On the following pages you will find more information about Oberhavel - as centre of life, as recreational area and industrial location. We hope they will generate your interest in finding out more about Oberhavel, the county "directly above" Berlin. In case of questions please contact us - we will be there for you at any time.

Your district chief executive
Alexander Tönnies