The Barnim contains 90.000 hectare of forest and more than 150 lakes covering a further area of over 6.000 hectare.
Barnim, the cyclist’s paradise has a cycle path network of approximately 700 kilometres in length. For hikers and wanderers there are paths for over 1000 kilometres and for boating trips there are over 100 kilometres of delightful waterways available. 50 riding stables offer excursion across fields and through forests.
In 2003 Barnim had 750.000 overnight guests and 20.000 campers. More than 1 million visitors a year have been counted in the Schorfheide-Chorin biosphere reserve.