Untersee Kyritz © Regionalentwicklungsgesellschaft Nordwestbrandenburg


How about a trip to Kyritz an der Knatter? Stroll through the historic old town and the rose garden and then enjoy the recreational facilities offered by the lake or simply unwind - that's what the perfect day could look like.

Our tip for your tour exploring the old town: from the market square with its town hall, Volksbank, Friedenseiche (Peace Oak), Bassewitz Fountain and the birthplace of the inventor of the world atlas Carl Diercke, via the Hamburger Strasse shopping precinct to the former Franciscan cloister, past half-timbered houses to the St. Marienkirche and then into the Rose Garden.

Tired of urban surroundings? To the east of the city, surrounded by dense forests, lie the Kyritzer lakes with their island restaurant, lido and boat rental.

Murder and manslaughter (Mord und Totschlag) and hospitality? Do they go together?  They do in Kyritz an der Knatter!    The ruffianly name stands for a dark beer that was brewed in Kyritz centuries ago and is still served today. So when we offer you "Mord und Totschlag" we won't be involving you in a brawl, but simply inviting you to have a beer.

And is Kyritz really on the Knatter? Find out on your trip to this small town in the north-west of Brandenburg.

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Town Hall Kyritz

The Town Hall

On the market square the eye is immediately caught by the town hall, built in 1879 in the Tudor style according to designs by the then state inspector Langen. The fort-like, clinker brick building features a crenellated clock and corner towers. The town council meets in the council chamber, and information events, readings, concerts and weddings also take place here.

Franciscan Monastery Kyritz


The former Franciscan cloister was first mentioned in 1303. Part of the north wall of the cloister church and the former wing of the cloister have been preserved. The cloister district is currently being renovated and developed into the town's cultural centre with a museum and library. The church and cloister garden can already be visited and experienced at special events.

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St. Mary's Church Kyritz

St. Marienkirche (St. Mary's)

Kyritz's townscape is dominated by the twin-towered front of St. Marienkirche, built in 1850 to a design by Stüler, the Prussian court architect at the time. Among other features the 13th-century baptismal font, a painting from the school of Rubens, the baroque pulpit from 1714 and the Reubke organ from 1873 are all worth seeing in the church.

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Bassewitz fountain, Kyritz market square

The Bassewitz Fountain

On the market square the Bassewitz Fountain by the artist Jan Witte-Kropius has been telling the town's history and stories since 2007. The fountain itself was inspired by the Bassewitz legend. Every child in Kyritz knows the legend of the brave Kyritz market women who poured hot millet porridge over the knight Bassewitz in 1411 and defeated him. 

Untersee Kyritz © Regionalentwicklungsgesellschaft Nordwestbrandenburg

The Kyritz Lakes

The lakes of the Obersee and Untersee stretch from north to south in a narrow chain - a leisure paradise about 20 kilometres long. The lido on the Untersee offers modern bathing fun with historic buildings, diving towers, water slides and boat hire. On the Untersee island, an idyllic restaurant invites you to linger and enjoy life.

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