The town of Oderberg is located at the transition between the Oderbruch and the Uckermark hill country. The Old Oder and the Oder-Havel canal run through the city, that is crowned by the neo-Gothic Nikolaikirche with its pointed tower. From the surrounding hills, the Albrechtsberg with the remains of a Slavic fortress, the Geistberg and the Pimpinellenberg, you can admire the city and its surroundings far into the Oder Valley.
Oderberg itself is still recovering from the economic and social upheavals of the early 1990s. During the past regime a rather industrial location with a shipyard, chemical plant, fuel storage depot and furniture factory, and in Hansa times a town of wood, raftsmen and fishermen, sustainable production, services and a creative economy are slowly establishing themselves here.
In addition to the well-kept Jewish cemetery on the Bardin, the ruins of the old fortress "Der Bärenkasten" near the Odertal Stadium and the Inland Shipping Museum are also worth seeing. With a permanent exhibition and outdoor area, the house impresses above all with the 130-year-old museum ship "Riesa" - the paddle steamer can be visited and is regularly open for events with a very special flair.