The Uckermark - the largest district of Brandenburg


Is located nearly 80 kilometers from Germany's capital, Berlin, away, in the nordest part of Brandenburg, with over centuries barely changed landscape


With 3.077 squarekilometers and 120.829 inhabitants (31.12.2014) it belongs to the most unpopulated regions in Germany.


Typical for the Uckermark are numerous little villages with churches and the unique natural landscape. The largest part of the Uckermark is today in the districts Uckermark, Oberhavel and Barnim of the state Brandenburg, a small part belongs to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The Treaty of Landin of 1250 is the birth document of the Uckermark. This united Uckerland (terra ukera) is only known as Uckermark since the late Middle Ages.


The kitchen of the Uckermark is native. There is no distinctive culinary tradition. The peasants emphasized the importance of food, which make you feel full and give strenght for hard work. Since the Uckermark is very watery, a lot of fish was on the menu. Peasants and agricultural workers took their meals (bread and bacon) mostly in the braided Kalit with on the field. Like other monarchs in the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation, Frederick II of Prussia issued the so-called potato order in 1756. It should help fight with famine. The potato got its own name in the Uckermark: it became the "Nudl."


Because of this background, simple and hearty dishes have developed. These included, among others, clopp ham (breaded bacon or smoked ham), the "Wrukene" pot (stew with cabbage, vegetables and meatballs), Klüt & Beern (potato dumplings with bacon, pears and cinnamon).