From big city life to rural postcard idyll in just 30 minutes: people who leave Berlin’s city boundaries behind in a southerly direction, can look forward to a diverse landscape, a big variety of local delicacies, an interesting agricultural and economic heritage and much more. Germany’s geologically blessed administrative district of Potsdam-Mittelmark offers a wide range of positive contrasts. While the South impresses with the mountain ranges of the High Flaeming Nature Park, the North captivates visitors with big cities, economic progress and phenomenal lake scenery. “The number of big contrasts positively shape and enrich the region,” Steffie Marquardt, employee in the administration of the economic promotion of Potsdam-Mittelmark, says.