A town located in eastern Brandenburg on the Spree River, the capital of the Oder-Spree district. The earliest documented mention of the town dates back to the 13th century. In the Middle Ages it was a town of craftsmen and merchants, and in the 18th century it became a garrison town with many town officials. After World War II it developed as the economic and political centre of the region.
Beeskow is a member of "the Association of towns with historic old parts". The town centre is surrounded from three directions by renovated town walls. The Luckauer Tor gate tower stands out in the town fortifications. The market place consists of thoroughly renovated buildings. St. Mary's Church, one of the most beautiful and largest brick churches in Brandenburg, dominates over the city. Concerts are frequently held in this church which constitutes the central part of the town. Beeskow Castle also offers numerous cultural attractions.
The neighbourhood of Beeskow is an ideal place for cycling tourism. Numerous cycling routes leading through meadows, forests and beautifully renovated towns, as well as the Tourism and Leisure Centre (located in the Spree Park) allow both the town inhabitants and tourists to take advantage of nature's charms. The slightly undulating landform will not be a problem even for inexperienced cyclists.
Since 3 May 2002 Beeskow has been a partner town of Sulęcin.