Schorfheide – country life and a commercial mix
The municipality of Schorfheide is located north-east of Berlin, and is crossed by A 11 motorway and Federal Highway B 167. Regional train line RB 27, run by Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn, connects it to Berlin stations Karow and Gesundbrunnen. On water Schorfheide is accessible via three canals - the Oder-Havel Canal, the Finow Canal and the Werbellin Canal.
colourful commercial mix
Schorfheide's economic structure is dominated by SMEs. Traditionally agriculture and forestry have played a major role in the region, with SAG Schorfheider Agrar-GmbH in the district of Gross Schönebeck being one example. Food processing plants and metal processing companies are also located here. The Finowfurt district has 36 hectares of land designated for industrial and commercial use in the Finowfurt Commercial and Residential Park, which directly adjoins the B 167.
Transitions to the district town Eberswalde five kilometres away, one of Brandenburg's regional growth hubs, are smooth, including in the case of Eberswalde Finow airfield, where aviation service providers such as Finow Air Service (charter flights, express delivery services, flight school) are based.
Conservation in the biosphere reserve
The north of the municipality is part of the UNESCO-protected Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve with the largest contiguous beech forest in Germany. Part of its special charm are its secluded, game-rich forests, lakes and streams, which are often home to endangered species.
Rare horses in the game park
Anyone who doesn't wish to startle these should head for Schorfheide Game Park, where visitors can see native species such as otters, red deer, fallow deer, wild boar, European mouflons, wolves, bison, elk, lynx and Przewalski horses.