The town with their 11,000 inhabitants is approx. 5 km in the north of the capital located.
Only few minutes separate you from the city of Berlin, public suburban traffic means, like rapid-transit railway, bus as well as regional courses bring you in shortest time to important traffic junctions of the German capital.
Velten is located by the road deutsche Tonstrasse, which has its origin and its end at the furnace and ceramic(s) museum in Velten, and which forms a round course by the entire district Oberhavel.
The furnace and ceramic(s) museum and/or the great ceramic(s) of the legendary Hedwig Bollhagen have Velten far over city boundaries made known.
Also becyclists come into Velten at their expense, because the first stage of the cycle path Berlin Copenhagen leads directly througt Velten.
But not only with the bicycle can you move into the beautiful environment of Velten, also the channel Oder-Havel-Kanal offered possibilities of sporty training and/or the leisure activities, e.g. by a channel round trips.
Touristic height can be found in Templin and Rheinsberg. After approximately one hour by car you're arrive at Templin, where you can dip into the natural bath of Templin.
A further highlight is the city Rheinsberg, it offers much culture and history, which is characterised among things by the castle Rheinsberg and/or by the castle theatre.
So start your journey and have a lot of fun.
Over Bernau and Eberswalde you come to Nieder-Finow, where the technical marvel ' ship lift ' of the channel Oder-Havel-Kanal waits for you.
Also the old part of town from Bernau offers interesting thinks like European most conversed city wall, the Henkerhaus, as well as the famous Husittenfest which annually taking place.
Also Potsdam is only a stone's throw from Velten. Its offers a lot for enthusiast for frensch castles and german history, from Sanssouci to castle Cecilienhof you find many fine places.
You also should visit the manor 'kaiserliches Krongut' in Potsdam - Bornstedt.
If you like german film and daily soap productions you can went to movie park 'Filmpark Babelsberg'. Here you can find the set of the soap 'GZSZ' one of the most famous daily soaps in germany.