Dorotheenhof offers spacious rooms directly on the river Oder

Rating ****

Price-performance ****

The family-run Dorotheenhof lies in the quiet, attractive village of Mescherin, in the most northeastern corner of Germany, where the Polish border northbound moves away from the Oder river. It is near the road to Gryfino (German: Greifenhagen).


The Dorotheenhof has a restaurant, a large garden adjoining the river and offers apartments and spacious rooms. Hint: Try to pick a room with views over the Oder, if possible in the southern part of the building, away from the bridge over the river and Kutscherkneipe gastro-pub.


The breakfast b

Breakfast buffet at Dorotheenhof in Mescherin.
Breakfast buffet at Dorotheenhof in Mescherin.

uffet was well stocked, in a light-filled room with access to the gardens. Our room was spacious, clean and had a good sized, bright bathroom. All the windows were fitted with fly screens. In the corridor above, there was a large refrigerator for guests, from which one could take drinks (to be paid at check-out).


The pension gardens and two landings on the Oder are quiet locations, inviting to linger, the landings have ladders if for those who want to dip into the Oder. Some guests were fishing here in river.

View from the first floor room to the Order river.
View from the first floor room to the Order river.

The village of Mescherin

The influx of Polish Families makes Mescherin a pretty and lively village. The Mescheriner mountain offers beautiful views over the village and the Oder valley up to Gryfino and beyond. There is now also an observation tower just north of the L113 main road, to see the nature reserve and the reeds. For dinner, we felt very comfortable in the “Altes Zollhaus”.


Dorotheenhof Inn and Pub, Inh. Annette Bluhm

Untere Dorfstraße 13, 16307 Mescherin

Tel +493333280726

Our double bedroom (with shower & WC) cost € 70 / night inc breakfast.

Pension Buntspecht in Chorin is a great place to rest and relax

Rating *****

Price performance *****

Pension Buntspecht, Chorin
Pension Buntspecht, Chorin

Pension Buntspecht is on the Radfernweg “Tour Brandenburg” at the Schorfheide, in walking distance from the train station Chorin and close to the famous Cistercian monastery. Located in the historic village of Chorin, where family Weise inhabit a traditional house with on a long, stretched plot that once used to border onto the former Choriner lake. Behind their traditional red-brick house the Weises have built a very pleasant, modern bed and breakfast. From the community and breakfast room with double height ceiling one enjoys the view

Gardens at Pension Buntspecht bed & breakfast in Chorin

through large glass windows into the beautiful, natural gardens. In the garden you will find sun lounger, chairs and a hammock to relax. Chorin, only half an hour from Berlin by train, is a place of stress relief. Not only life moves slower here, but the Internet, too. Visitors can leave their big city and television behind.



Hammock in the gardens of Pension Buntspecht bed & breakfast in Chorin
Hammock in the gardens of Pension Buntspecht bed & breakfast in Chorin

Pension Buntspecht was built with lots of wood and wooden furniture to modern, high standards and it is pleasantly decorated with great attention to detail. Our bedroom was well tailored and practical, with a modern bathroom. The beds had comfortable, firm mattresses. One window had a mosquito net, and we had no problems with insects.


The rooms and common areas were all perfectly clean.



Kerstin Weise pots a lot of effort into a personally prepared, rich and varied breakfast. Many ingredients are organic and locally. We enjoyed it very much. Frau Weise also helped us with boiling water to make tea in our thermo.

Breakfast room at Pension Buntspecht in Chorin
Breakfast room at Pension Buntspecht in Chorin


Walkers and cyclists will welcome the fridge in the common area, stuffed with with soft drinks and beers; guests just mark the drinks they take on on a list.



The former Cistercian abbey in Chorin is a major visitors attraction. But Eberswalde and its Paul Wunderlich House, the Demeter Ökodorf Brodowin, the Schorfheide, the shallow, warm Lake Grimnitz and elongated, deep Lake Werbellin are worthwhile destinations, too.

Pension Buntspecht is a new, cyclists friendly B&B. During our visit they were building a new covered bicycle shelter, which already offered our bikes protection.



Kerstin Weise is very friendly and helpful in a modest and reserved kind of way. She is also very interested in the region and its history. Ask and she will help you plan your excursions.


New, small inns in remote, quiet places live on recommendations. We felt at home at Pension Buntspecht and enjoyed our two days stay and hope that you will enjoy yours. We definitely recommend the B&B to visitors seeking peace and tranquility.


Pension Buntspecht, Kerstin Weise

Choriner Dorfstraße 8, 16230 Chorin

Mobil  +491728573735, E-Mail:

Double room € 50 / night + € 7 breakfast p/p. Arrival between 15-18Uhr.